Uzbek foods – one of the most colorful in the East. Some Uzbek recipes are centuries-old history and cooking accompanied by various rituals that have survived to the present day. There are about thousands of dishes and recipes whose origins can be traced from the times before the Turkic and Mongol invasions, and in different regions of the country can prepare their own way. In the north prefer pilaf, grilled meat, pastry and cakes. In the south are preparing many kinds of rather complex dishes of rice and vegetables, and make excellent desserts. An important place in the local table takes mutton, horse meat, excellent local soups with lots of vegetables, own vegetables, dairy products and bread.