Traditional cuisine of deerherders

Reindeer have always been considered one of nature’s greatest gifts to the Nenets, Khanty and Mansi peoples. These animals are used in many parts of their daily life. They use their hides to make clothes and build places to live, as well as use the creatures as a means of personal transport and to move heavy loads. The animals’ meat and blood also play a primary role in these people’s traditional cuisine.