KABUL, Afghanistan

What’s in a bread? For some it signifies sustenance, others call it an equalizer shared at the table by the rich and poor alike.

Perhaps to justify the sheaves of wheat etched onto its flag, Afghanistan offers food lovers a rich variety of local flatbread.

They come in all shapes and sizes; from the iconic Bolani stuffed with vegetables to the Naan bread of the highlands, paper-thin Chapatis to Paasty breads baked in mud ovens or fried with butter for an extra layer of flavor in the southern and eastern plains.

For most men in the country, the

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