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    Land of a Million Flavors: The cooking of Laos
    Written by John Kritch, Photography by Ariana Lindquist
  • A journey through Laos, a rural country of ancient temples and traditions, reveals a culinary tapestry of remarkable colors and tastes that is unlike any other in Asia.
  • Monks eat during a break from chanting at a funeral in Luang Prabang.
  • A woman shops at a vegetable market Vientiane.
  • A wedding ceremony in Luang Prabang.
  • In Vientiane, night markets offer an amazing array of local culinary delights.
  • Kaipen, a Laotian snack made of dried algae flavored with tamarind and galangal dries on cane racks along side the Mekong River.
  • Women prepare laap moo, a minced pork salad, at a family gathering in Luang Prabang.
  • A young monk crosses the road to water his vegetable patch along side the Nam Kahn river in Luang Prabang.