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Kyrgyzstan: Bacon Glut Smells of Meat Leak at Manas

Is food intended for NATO forces at Manas making it to the kitchens of Bishkek restaurants? (Photo: David Trilling)

If bacon, lobster tail and Chicago-style steaks are your thing, the last few months have been a good time to dine out in Kyrgyzstan’s capital.

An abundance of the unusual gourmet items has raised eyebrows in Bishkek, where American military contractors and café proprietors claim with knowing winks that Kyrgyzstan’s sudden flood of bacon strips, seafood and steaks can only have come from one place.

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Kyrgyzstan: Bacon Glut Smells of Meat Leak at Manas

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