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· May, 2006

Stories about Food from May, 2006

Latin America: Recognizing Female Chefs

Todas, whose tagline is “the blog for girls” lists an impressive range of female cooking blogs [ES] by Spanish-speaking women.

Malaysia: Visiting Sabah

Filipino blogger Amelie at manila rat visits neighbouring Malaysian state of Sabah and shares some observations on the differences between Sabah and the Philippines.

India: films, cricket and monsoons and more…

This was yet another hectic week in India...bloggers wrote about films, cricket, monsoons etc, etc...

Global Food Blog Report

#1: Viaggi & Sapori, an Italian living in Sweden, goes home in Venice for the weekend. She was invited  to a wedding of a friend: Matrimonio al profumo di muggheto....

Peru: Cucho La Rosa's New Restaurant

Peru Food describes the new restaurant in Pachacámac village by renowned chef Cucho La Rosa.

Romania: Sarmalele Reci

Romerican writes about a Romanian band called Sarmalele Reci: “Sarmale is a traditional Romanian dish. Basically, it’s rice, pork, and spice rolled into cabbage leaves and baked. We can haggle...

Jamaica: Family history and chicken soup

Geoffrey Philp reminisces about Struie, the small village in Westmoreland, Jamaica, where his mother grew up, and provides a “Jamaican-Miami” version of a traditional family recipe for cold-curing chicken soup.

DRC: Coup Attempts and More Questions on the Upcoming Elections

Free and Fair Elections? Joseph Kabila, the founder of the PPRD (the People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracy), has overseen an interim administration established by the 2002 peace agreement. The...

Peru: Debate, Human Rights, and Food

Alvaro Ruiz-Navajas has a helpful collection of links about last weekend's presidential debate. Jorge Bazo Escudero writes [ES] that Amnesty International “has condemned the blatant ignorance of both presidential candidates...

Russia, Ukraine: Misspelled Name & Border-Crossing

Stephan of Everybody I Love You writes about his “extreme Russia” adventure: dacha, banya – and problems at the Russian-Ukrainian border caused by a misspelled name on his Russian entry...

Russia: Zhirinovsky Tea

Konstantin Dlutskiy of Russian Marketing Blog post a photo of a curious item he stumbled on recently: Zhirinovsky Tea – named after and made for one of the most notorious...

“Twas an action-packed week for Indian bloggers: financial meltdown, reservation quota and the Da Vinci Code controversy etc. etc.

Bloggers penned their thoughts on a whole range of subjects from the stock market crash to Sherlock Holmes...

The Global Voices Show #1

Global Voices is pleased to announce the first of our new magazine-style podcasts, which aim to do for online audio what the Global Voices web site does for text blogs...

Jamaica: Mango season

It's mango season in Jamaica (and the rest of the Caribbean), and Geoffrey Philp rhapsodises his four favourite mango varieties: Bombay, Number 11, East Indian, and Julie. He even writes...

Muscovites in Kyiv: Pizza Delivery Fiasco

On weekends, Kyiv teems with tourists from Moscow. Train tickets for overnight Friday and Sunday rides between the two capitals have to be ordered well in advance. The number of...

Edible Blog Report

#1: A food blogger's reunion in Pistoia, Italy: Kishko and Lucullian Delights tell the story in their blogs. The photos are stunning. It makes me want to go there! Then...

Haiti: Among 10 Highest Producers of Mangos

“The place occupied by the Haitian mango is threatened on the international market given the demands of foreign consumers looking for a quality product,” says (Fr) Haitian newsfeed Alterpresse. “Ranked...

Around West Africa

West African blogs round-up [Week 20, 2006]

Bangladesh: Exporting Pickles

Bangladesh's most under-rated export? A certain sort of pickle according to Imperfect World 2006.

Malaysia: Visiting Bidor

Frus and Fuss visits Bidor, a small town in Perak state. The blogger posts pictures of the town and remembers childhood days “And I love the way time seems to...

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