Fuchsia Dunlop reports for The Observer on the rare and unusual culinary delicacies of China's Xinjiang province. Xinjiang is the largest and most northwest province of China, bordered by Tibet, Qinghai, Gansu, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Uzbekistan, Tadzhikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India and home to 47 ethnic groups including the Uygur. Not surprisingly, the food and culture of the region is heavily influenced by its western neighbors. The photo above illustrates this beautifully: naan and dumplings, and I'm guessing sheep hanging in the background.
Dunlop's report on this region is worth a read. She's also the author of: Land of Plenty: A Treasury of Authentic Sichuan Cooking.