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The week of soup

The week of soup
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12126 W: 126 N: 21924] (111875)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-06-01
Categories: Food
Camera: Sony DSC HX200v
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-07-09 15:57
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During the holidays, food is always important for me. After having tasted the exquisite and hearty Georgian cuisine last year, I had many positive expectations about that Uzbek, but I was definitely disappointed. Never seen the fish, little meat, little rice, and always soups, of all kinds, different ingredients and colors. Someone was also good, I admit, but as soon as we arrived in Istanbul to change the plane on the way back, we immediately got a nice plate of spaghetti! The indication of Tashkent as the location of the photo is purely indicative, the photos come from various restaurants and private homes in which we ate during the tour. Enjoy your meal!


Durante le vacanze, per me il cibo è sempre una cosa importante. Dopo aver assaggiato la squisita e abbondante cucina georgiana lo scorso anno, io avevo molte aspettative positive su quella uzbeka, ma sono rimasto decisamente deluso. Mai visto il pesce, poca carne, poco riso, e sempre zuppe, di ogni tipo,ingrediente e colori diversi. Qualcuna era anche buona, lo ammetto, ma appena siamo arrivati ad Istanbul per il cambio dell'aereo al ritorno, ci siamo subito concessi un bel piatto di spaghetti! L'indicazione di Tashkent come località della foto è puramente indicativa, le foto provengono da vari ristoranti e case private in cui abbiamo mangiato durante il tour. Buon appetito!

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Hello Luciano,
So you had a soup holiday.
I heard before of people who had visited Uzbekistan that they didn't enjoy the food very much.
I've eaten only once in an Uzbekistan restaurant. It was in Tblisi and the food was excellent. I cannot remember the name of the dish. Perhaps that restaurant wasn't representative for the food in the country.
The soups on this collage look delicious ... perhaps with the exception of the second plate in the second row. Presumably that's the water after washing the dishes :)
I also once had a journey without good food: 4 weeks in North Yemen in 1988. A fantastic journey but a culinary exile.
Great collage! Some plates are a real artist's work.
The good news for you is that your next trip will have better food.
Best regards, Paul

Bonsoir Luciano,

Le collage des photos permet de voir les différents types de soupes qu tu as eu durant ton voyage. L'image est claire et précise. La lumière met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.


Hello Luciano,
Yum yum, yum! Nice collage that generates fine repeating patterns. 👍

Ciao Luciano,
I love soup. :-) It was a good idea to take photos of all the soup you ate, and create this very eye-catching collage. Each bowl is different, and some of them are even pretty. :-) I like this unique presentation.


Well Luciano you put together a great looking composite here of soups as uyou had described. I hope they tasted as good as they looked. TFS


Hi Luciano
A jolly good montage to feast the eyes and nourish the taste buds with a verity of colour. A yummy combo satisfying your appetite!
Best wishes

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-07-09 22:04]

Ciao Luciano,
the twelve soup dishes looks great and tasteful.I don't know why don't serve meat,fish or rice but these plate looks delicious.


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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10545 W: 146 N: 26520] (127487)
  • [2018-07-09 22:22]

Ciao Luciano, Haha, the collage of twelve soups! Original idea and an excellent realization. Some of them look inviting, some not especially. I like soups. Maybe the Uzbek kitchen is similar to the Kazakh one.
But now you are back in Cuggiono and you enjoy wonderful food, I am sure :).

Kind regards MAlgo

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9511 W: 57 N: 16197] (59918)
  • [2018-07-09 22:50]

Hello Luciano,
All these different kinds of soup look very tasty. Their different colours make a very nice photo together and you collected them all very well. Some of them have some really nice patterns on their surfaces as well.

Bonjour, cher ami Luciano,
Voilà une idée lumineuse et très originale. La présentation de ces différents plats est réalisée avec méthode (bravo pour le travail réalisé).
Il y a toujours des artistes pour assurer un décor apprécié.
Très bien fait.

Salut Luciano,
Merci pour cette invitation à déguster (avec les yeux !) ces différentes soupes, appétissantes et joliment présentées, les dessins avec la crème sont bien faits, parfait collage, bravo !

I see you had a nice food experience also. They look good, I'm sure the taste was also great!


Dobar dan.
Interesantan i lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama, lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast, lepe boje. Lepe supe.
Ja sam veliki gurman, supe lepo izgledaju i svojim izgledom pozivaju da budu pojedene.
Zelim vam lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10116 W: 161 N: 16690] (128753)
  • [2018-07-10 0:54]

Witaj Luciano!
I know you like food. You have a set for the whole week ;)
Interesting collage.
Good frames and colors.
Well done.
Nice day.

Hello Luciano,
Contrary to you I wouldn't have great expectations of good food in Uzbekistan... although I had a few tasty meals of Uzbek food in Afghanistan. But these soups make a very good photo, so colourful and even appetizing. Obviously some of them were served in nice restaurants, judging from the decorations, and some of them even look like they could have been quite filling meals. It's a very nice presentation and clearly food represents the local culture just as much as any architecture.
Kind regards,

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14689 W: 1049 N: 29988] (140899)
  • [2018-07-10 1:49]
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Hello Luciano,

People told me they had nothing to live on but mutton in Mongolia so it was a pleasant surprise that there was a general store in Ulan Bator where you could stock up on dried fruits and nuts and powdered soups and milk, chocolate and snacks before you start the 6 day safaris to the south Gobi. And in Korea there was an international south Asian supermarket where I could get Thai curries, Indian Cashews, Vietnamese prawns, and Sri Lankan coconut milk to augment the rather austere Korean diet of kimchi and rice. I am glad you found some of the soups were good. How was the bread? Turkey had fantastic bread and a tremendous range of good quality fruit and nuts and vegetables. Tfs!

Ciao Luciano, il collage è bello, ma poco appetitoso, in questo posto morirei dopo pochi giorni, bravo ad essere sopravvissuto a questa sfilata di zuppe, ciao Silvio

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14297 W: 0 N: 16278] (173930)
  • [2018-07-10 7:15]


que choix de soupes et image tous ces ronds merveilleux et ce couleurs différente en tout cas tout cela à l'air vraiment délicieux superbe quelle vue.
Bon appétit.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15972 W: 159 N: 27850] (146408)
  • [2018-07-10 7:16]

Ciao Luciano
J'aime la soupe et ici il y a le choix, c'est agréable toutes ces couleurs, ca ouvre l'appétit, maintenant il faut gouter :-) tant qu'il n'y a pas de viande, c'est bon , je les goute toutes :-)
belle idée de présentation, original, net et colorées
Bonne journée

Ciao caro Luciano,

The photograph of the various soups is well composed and very colourful and is pleasing to look at.
Sadly, though the look of food is important, the taste is very much more important!
I think I would have become bored with the lack of variety in taste and textures, too!

Travel is a learning experience in more ways than visual!

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3540 W: 0 N: 8251] (58689)
  • [2018-07-10 8:10]

Not for a hungry man :),
a beautiful colorful collage, we eat not only with our lips but also with our eyes, so it is a feast for our eyes
regards Ryszard

Ciao Luciano,

I can´t decide for one of them... they look delicious, excellent photographic work, I like the idea and the visual result, well done!

Best regards,


Nice collage of soup dishes, Luciano, each looks different and I am sure also taste different.
Fine photojob, well shown and good that I am after dinner...
Buona serata,

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4259 W: 2 N: 7334] (35722)
  • [2018-07-10 12:03]

Hello Luciano,
An interesting set of twelve soups, full of colors collage.
Thank you for informative note.
Nice presentation

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 954 W: 0 N: 1692] (13923)
  • [2018-07-10 12:40]

luciano good evening to yourself ..great hardy subject choice,well i do love soup!very interesting to look at my friend..tfs dale

Hello Luciano
thanks alot for all those foods
I am feeling better looking at
these soups great idea to present all the plates

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10320 W: 174 N: 18413] (82025)
  • [2018-07-10 13:21]


I guess many of these samples of soups are delicious. I am very conservative in terms of food, anyway I ever try to test some local food and in case of emergency I have italian food, you can find in any place, unfortunately with the local touch mixed...I liked the collage you did. special.

take care


Ciao Luciano
ti sembra questo il modo di trattare degli amici? L'anno scorso mica ci hai proposto la buona cucina georgiana, ma quest'anno invece ci rifili le zuppette....mah
Fatti un poster e appendilo in cucina, dopo sarà tutto più buono...
Saluti Carlo

Hi Luciano.
Very curious and interesting photographic mosaic that you have created with this variation of soups.
It is something I am not very fond of, but if I repeat traveling to Uzbekistan this is a negative point, although in memory, although many years ago, we were left hungry; also in Russia, a lot of vegetable decoration but little content, the soups did not remind me, without a doubt the photo is very interesting.
Very beautiful colorful in very effective tones.
Good management of brightness and sharpness.
Magnificent image.
All the best and have a good day.

Hello Luciano,
A quite appetising picturepack with different delicacies of the Uzbek kitchen.
Good technique and perfect result.
Many interesting and usefull notes as well.
TFS and best regards

Hi Luciano
oh this was a TOUR???? Tell me more about that :)
this is a great memory type of photo for you, all the soups you ate hahahaha. You can always go back and view this photo and I'm sure it'll put a smile on your face, even if you didn't enjoy them all. Clever post, its like 2 weeks worth of posts in one day :) fun shots

Hello Luciano,
great photo, artistically garnished, fantastic!

Best regards

Ciao Luciano,
fantastic collection of soups. What a great idea to photograph them and assemble into one interesting presentation!! I don't like soups at all although sometimes on the way you have to eat what is available...
Great effect though there seems to be such a great variety of types here.
Excellent reportage!!!

Ciao Luciano, buone fotografie in questa interessante composizione con le diverse zuppe del viaggio, molto ben catturate in queste immagini interessanti, buona nitidezza, luce, colori e qualità. Lavoro molto buono e interessante fatto perfettamente, le mie congratulazioni amico mio. Grazie per aver condiviso questo bellissimo lavoro.

Buon pomeriggio e buon inizio della settimana.
I migliori auguri dal sud della Spagna.

Such a great idea! This photo is worth a thousand words spoken about the Central Asian cuisine.
I'm adding it to my favs.

Chiao Luciano,
Interesting soup collage! But let me disagree with you about Uzbek cuisine. Perhaps that soup is not the strongest side of Uzbek cooking, but real pilaf and different dishes of meat are delicious! I wish you new interesting and delicious travel!
E un'altra cosa, ho letto il tuo profilo. Grazie per l'invito a bere qualcosa nel tuo bar. Lo userò sicuramente alla fine di settembre. Spero che sarai al bar ... :)

Ciao Luciano,
Very well pointed!
I don't know which I like more (the note or the photo(s)), definitely not the soups..
All the best

Amo la zuppa e potrei vivere di essa. Quindi, potrei viaggiare in Usbekistan senza alcun problema!
Ammiro il quadro artistico che ci presenti di tutte queste diverse zuppe. A mio parere, non c'è molto da stancare grazie alla varietà !
Allora, come un vero italiano, hai trovato i tuoi spaghetti con felicità! Eppure la cucina turca è una delle migliore e più varie al mondo.
Ma sì, so che siamo tutti felici di trovare i sapori della nostra infanzia e anche quelli delle nostre madri quando ci portavano !!
Grazie per questo inserto gastronomico ! Sono d'accordo che la gastronomia è una parte molto immportante d'un viaggio .
Cari Saluti.
Marie Louise.

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