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· April, 2006

Stories about Food from April, 2006

World: Farmer's Market International Parade

  28 April 2006

Melissa De Leon and Elena Hernandez are co-hosting the “The Farmer's Market International Parade” where participants from across the world post photos of their neighborhood markets, which will then be collected and linked to. So far, entries have been received from Venezuela, Mexico, Trinidad, UK and Panama. Entries will be...

China: Culinary journey to the West

  28 April 2006

In ‘The startling truth behind my Xinjiang pilgrimage‘, Imagethief comes clean on his his real holiday plans: seeking the chuan master. “It is this man who fascinates me. Enigmatic and serene, he is a staple of the signboards of Xinjiang restaurants. A prophet of cheap eats. A sage of savory...

Georgia: Dinner Party

  27 April 2006

Susan says that it is easy for expats to get on the news on slow news days in Georgia. She took part in a traditional Georgian supra outside the Russian embassy to protest Russia's ban on Georgian wine and made the evening news.

Loving wan ton noodles

  26 April 2006

Bunnywunny relishes home cooked food but remembers her childhood craving for a street vendor's wan ton mee, a popular noodle dish in Malaysia and Singapore.

Hong Kong: Health hazard ignored

  25 April 2006

sevenyearsinChina‘s Han Girl stayed up late one night last week to show us why it wasn't in Hong Kong television station TVB's best interest to cover a recent report from Greenpeace which found levels of pesticides—some banned in the European Union—in vegetables sold in the city's two largest supermarkets at...

French Antilles: Banana Drama

  25 April 2006

InternetRapide.com points (FR) to recent efforts to promote Martinique and Guadeloupe bananas, including a commercial and website featuring athletes from the two islands. The blogger cites increased competition from American corporations and international regulations limiting French government subsidies as threats. Caribbean Free Radio gave the commercial a thumbs up.

European Inbalance: Trade and Drought

  24 April 2006

Soul on Ice comments on the drought in Somalia meanwhile in England's Chelsea Flower show, a commentator complains about the lack of water for the poor flowers…and trade inbalances via Euro farm subsidies.

African women this week.

  23 April 2006

Congratulations to Kenyan women bloggers who have won Kenya Unlimited Kaybee awards 2006. Mshairi for best poetry blog; Gussaurus for best new blog and most interactive blog; Mama's Junkyard for best design; Au Lait for blogger one would most like to meet; and Kenyan Pundit for best political blog. Nigerian...

Cooking Pleasures

  22 April 2006

#1: From Caracas, Venezuela: Blog de Zulmy I have just discovered her blog, but it seems to me that she is and will be one of the most active food bloggers from her country! Good for you Zulmy :) Have you heard of Cocoa Tea? An infusion made with the...

Argentina: “The Yang to Steak's Ying”

  21 April 2006

In The Argentine Metropolis describes a meal at an Argentine oxymoron: the vegan restaurant. “This was not penance for eating steak; this was a celebration of fresh ingredients, the yang to steak's ying.”

Panama: Farmer's Markets Worldwide Parade

  19 April 2006

This coming Sunday I'll be taking pictures of my local farmer's market. You should do the same and submit your photos and posts to the Farmer's Markets Worldwide Parade. Elena Hernandez explains in Spanish. Two bloggers from Venezuela have already signed on.

China: Hu dines with Gates

  19 April 2006

In ‘A soft leader treats a hard leader to dinner,’ blogger Wu Zuolai posts some photos of Chinese president Hu Jintao's dinner party at Bill Gates’ house yesterday. “How can we soften something hard?” retorts one reader in the comment box. [zh]

China: Gates hosts Hu

  19 April 2006

One reader responds to a post on the MindMatters blog which lists what Bill and Melinda Gates served Chinese president Hu Jintao for dinner Tuesday night by comparing the reception to former American president Nixon's visit to China in 1972, in preparation for which Chinese premier Zhou Enlai had a...

Jamaica: Reggae Falls

  18 April 2006

Stunner visits Reggae Falls and partakes of various Jamaican delicacies, including “mannish water”. He posts photos too.

India: Delhi and Mumbai for the stomach

  17 April 2006

While comparisons between Delhi and Mumbai tend to get rather emotional, Dhoomketu takes a grastronomic look at the cities and rates them on the basis of the food and cuisine they offer.

Sweet and Sour

  16 April 2006

#1: The weirdest and tastiest grilled rabbit for Easter If your quota of cute chocolate eggs and bunnies has been reached for this lifetime already, you will love this idea: Easter 2006 – MeatHenge Style. It is never too soon to start planning for next year, right? I first fired...

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