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  • Once inside Nepal, the lama and his entourage abandoned their vehicle near an icy river; in the rush to avoid a Chinese patrol, they left behind their meager food supplies -- some roasted barley paste called tsampa and meat.

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  • Once inside Nepal, they abandoned their vehicle and rushed to avoid a Chinese patrol; in the process, they left behind their meager food supplies -- some roasted barley paste called tsampa and meat.

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  • The barley, after threshing, is parched and ground, to form "tsampa;" the tsampa is mixed with cold or hot water as preferred, and eaten like porridge; the Tibetan eats little else except chilies.

    The Mount Everest Expedition

  • It was just before sunset when we all formed a large circle and tossing tsampa in the air shouted “Lha Gyalo” or “Victory to the Gods”.

    Jamyang Norbu: Remembering Tibet's Freedom Fighters

  • We started a small fire and burnt, juniper, sage, incense, tsampa and butter and soon got a nice column of smoke rising into the clear but darkening sky.

    Jamyang Norbu: Remembering Tibet's Freedom Fighters

  • I could get food poisoning eating apple pie or tsampa in one of the many tea houses (hotels) along the trekking route from the Himalayan town of Lukla to Mount Everest Base Camp.

    60 Days To Everest » Dave Brosha Photography

  • After finishing off a breakfast of tsampa (Tibetan porridge made from roasted barley), yak milk cheese, and fried Tibetan bread, our porters – young guys from the Lukla area that look between the ages of 16 and 24 – loaded up our bags.

    Lukla To Phakding » Dave Brosha Photography

  • For breakfast, His Holiness typically has hot porridge, tsampa (barley powder), bread with preserves, and tea.

    A Routine Day of HH The Dalai Lama

  • We entered a Tibetan restaurant and ordered tsampa.

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  • It's encyclopedic, perhaps to an excess, offering everything you'd ever want to know about migratory peoples alongside ways to make your very own street-side kebabs and Tibetan tsampa gruel.

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