Stalic Khankishiev

Stalic Khankishiev

Country: Uzbekistan

Biography of Stalik Khankishiev

Stalik Khankishiev is a Russian culinary writer, violinist, television presenter, and video blogger. He is primarily known for his books on Uzbek and Azerbaijani cuisine.

Born and raised in the Uzbek city of Fergana, Stalik developed an interest in cooking at the age of 16 while studying at the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys. However, he was inexplicably expelled after the third semester, despite his satisfactory academic performance and behavior similar to that of other students. Unable to complete his studies, he returned to his hometown and enrolled in the Fergana Polytechnic Institute, studying industrial and civil engineering, but also left before graduating.

Stalik then went on to establish a recording studio in the early 1990s before venturing into the sale of household appliances. In September 2000, he began sharing materials on Uzbek cuisine on the internet and honed his skills in food photography. In 2006, he published his first book based on his previous online writings and soon moved to Moscow.

While residing in Moscow, Stalik published ten more culinary books, with five of them receiving awards in various categories at the World Gourmet Contest. His book, "Kazan: A Culinary Self-Study Guide," even won the Grand Prix of the competition. He has made appearances on several TV programs, including "Zvany Uzhin" on REN TV in December 2006, "Telecafe" in 2007, and "Nezhenskoe Delo" on Park Razvlecheniy channel from 2008 to 2009. Stalik has also been a frequent guest on radio programs, such as "Echo of Moscow" from 2006 to 2011.

From 2009 to 2019, Stalik hosted the culinary segment "Kazan-Mangal" on the program "Dachny Otvet" on NTV. In 2019, he briefly appeared on the show "Kvartirny Vopros." On February 25, 2021, he presented his new project, "Stalik Khankishiev: On Delicious and Healthy Food. Telealmanac," which airs on REN TV. He also runs his own culinary channel on YouTube and has a blog on "LiveJournal."

Stalik comes from a diverse family background. His father is Azerbaijani and was a mathematics teacher at the Fergana Polytechnic Institute. His mother is of German descent from the Krasnodar Krai and worked at a school. However, Stalik's paternal grandfather tragically died in the war while fighting in the Soviet Army. He is married and has four children.

Stalik's professional expertise is that of a self-taught individual, a brilliant amateur, but he truly excels in cooking, writes remarkably well about his culinary creations, and takes breathtaking photographs of his dishes.