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· February, 2006

Stories about Food from February, 2006

Uruguay, France: A Mix of Grapes and Cultures

SaltShaker weighs in with some hidden World War II history between Uruguay and France and how it contributed to Uruguayan Cognac.

Russia: Maslyanitsa

W. Shedd of The Accidental Russophile writes about Maslyanitsa, a part-pagan, part-Christian holiday, celebrating the arrival of spring and the approach of the pre-Easter fast, and how it is marked...

The week in Kenyan Blogs

Image courtesy of White African This week has Kenyan bloggers writing about very diverse topics, let us start with sports White African reminisces about rugby in Kenyan High schools ,...

Computer Crash: Food Overload

Was your umbilical cord attached to a computer when you were born? It may sound like a strange statement, but the truth is that some of us think that. Especially...

Ethiopia: drought

Meskel Square reports more on the drought faced by Ethiopians in the Southern region of Moyale. …”an estimated 737,000 Ethiopians struggling to survive without access to clean water. Beyond Ethiopia,...

Arabic Blogs Dreams

The following is an abbreviated translation from some of the Arabic-language blogsphere. Some disappointment in blogging and Arab blogsphere is floating around. Here, Tarik Abu Ziad from Jordan writes; Running...

Peru, Panama: Interview with Chef Gastón Acurio

Elena Hernández posts her interview with Peruvian chef, Gastón Acurio (ES) which appeared in this week's magazine supplement to the daily, La Prensa de Panamá.

Philippines: Burger Brand

Howie Severino talks about Jollibee, a local fast-food chain in the Philippines that competes strongly with McDonalds. “Jollibee has since come a long way, and so has our globalized world....

Philippines, Thailand: Healthy Food?

Jessica Zafra writes from Manila about marketing coffee as healthy: “I've been drinking coffee since I was 8, and let me tell you: I don't drink it because it's good...

Singapore, Malaysia: Chocolate Love

All U Can Eat Buffet discusses MILO, a drink made from chocolate-flavored powder that children all over Southeast Asia have grown to love. He's found at least two types: one...

Caribbean: Food stories

Iriepeople.com publishes a recipe for Escovitch Fish, while Can Cook Must, Cook hunts for a good roti in London and reviews a new Caribbean cookbook.

Ethiopia: Food Aid dependency

Black Star Journal comments on a BBC article on Ethiopia's dependency on foreign food aid..…”It notes that while aid may be well-intentioned, its effects can sometimes be devastating (and I'm...

Kimchi-Based Anti-Bird-Flu Air-Conditioners

The Lost Nomad reports that South Korea's LG Electronics has begun selling air-conditioners equipped with enzyme to fight the bird flu. The enzyme is extracted from kimchi, Korea's staple pickled...

Ethiopia: drought

Meskel Square reports on the drought in Ethiopia. “Moyale is at the heart of a devastating drought that has left an estimated 737,000 Ethiopians struggling to survive without access to...

Zimbabwe: WOZA demonstrate for Bread and Roses

The Bearded man reports on a protest held in Harare yesterday by WOZA (Women of Zimbabwe Arise). More than 400 women were arrested in the demonstration called Bread and Roses…….”The...

Serbian Veggies

Desperate Serbwife writes about Serbia's “overlooked gem”: vegetables that are full of taste.

Jamaica, Trinidad: Curry goat & oxtail

“What’s a Sunday dinner without a some Rice & Bean and Curry Goat?” asks Iriepeople.com in its brief rhapsody on the Jamaican dish, which includes a recipe. And on Saturdays...

Iran: Starbucks or Star Box

Mr.Behi, Iran based blogger writes “I enjoy the taste and atmosphere of The Starbucks Coffee whenever I travel outside of Iran. Being an American company, Starbucks cannot open any branch...

The Global Menu

I am reporting this time from Nanegalito, a picturesque town in the Ecuadorian Andes. Let's see if you can find it in your map! We will report about the marvelous...

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