Let us take you on a culinary adventure of the Siberian Forest people’s way of cooking foods. Afterwards you can check your passport and go upstairs to the Siberia Balcony Cigar Lounge & Spirit of South Australia Bar – where there are over 100 South Australian Distilled Spirits, including over 75 gins alone! (And a few Cuban cigars as well)
First a geography review:
As Siberia is a geographic and historic region and not a political entity, there is no single precise definition of its territorial borders. It can be said, Siberia is a vast province encompassing most of Northern Asia, with terrain spanning tundra, coniferous forest, and mountain ranges (including the Urals, Altai and Verkhoyansk). Lake Baikal, in the south, is the world’s deepest lake (and holds one sixth all the freshwater in the world). The land mass of Siberia is bigger than all of Australia by at least one third. Traditionally, Siberia extends eastwards from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific Ocean and includes most of the drainage basin of the Arctic Ocean. The river Yenisey divides Siberia into two parts, Western and Eastern. Siberia stretches southwards from the Arctic Ocean to the hills of north-central Kazakhstan and to the northern parts of Mongolia and China. The central part of Siberia (West and East Siberian economic regions) is considered the core part of the region. Beyond the core, Siberia’s western part is called the Urals, the far eastern part has been historically called the Russian Far East.
Siberia is known worldwide primarily for its long, harsh winters, with a January average of −25 °C (−13 °F). Siberia holds the record for the world coldest permanent settlement. On 6 February 1933, a temperature of −67.7 °C was recorded at Oymyakon, although in summer days of over 30°C are not uncommon.
It is geographically situated in Asia; however, it is culturally a part of Europe. European cultural influences, specifically Russian. Slavs and other Indo-Europeans comprise the vast majority of Siberia’s population, and over 95% of the region’s population is of European descent.