Stories about Food from June, 2006
Poland: Communism Vs Capitalism
An angry comment forces the beatroot to continue an endless debate on whether life was better during communism.
Vietnam: Hanoi Food
Noodlepie asks if there is a single Saigonese who loves Hanoi food and manages to stir up an interesting debate.
Reunion: Fruits and Vegetables
Reunion Passion posts (Fr) pictures of fruits and vegetables of La Reunion as well as shots of underwater Indean Ocean animals.
Armenia: Sunflower Seeds
David Underwood writes on sunflower seed consumption in Armenia.
Costa Rica: Farmers Market Prices and Photos
After posting a photo album of the farmers market in Desampa, Tejas, Rojos, y un Cinco now posts a list of common prices at a Costa Rican farmer's market.
Armenia: Yerevan Dining
Notes from Hareinik has a guide to Yerevan dining.
Vietnam: Street Dessert
Vietnamese God talks about his favourite street dessert in Saigon.
Global Food Blog Report #22
#1: Klephblog, no doubt over-caffeinated, writes "How Coffee changed the Modern World," a great essay about this fruit of the Gods: This wondrous plant is a native of the new world and was sprung on an unsuspecting European public as these shores became colonized in the 15th century. By the...
What are Indian Bloggers Talking About?
What are Indian Bloggers Talking About? Rudest City, Food, Weddings and Technology...
Costa Rica: New Fast Food Chains Set Up Shop
Responding to the news that fast food chains, Wendy's and Cinnabon will soon be opening in Costa Rica, Tim says that “Costa Rica is not a good place to diet.”
Vietnam: Street Food
Blogger Vietnamese God takes refuge in a Saigon street side eatery to escape the rain and ends up trying Grilled beef rolled in La Lot leaves.
India Changing: Calcutta to Kolkatta and much, much more…
Change is the central theme of the post...in how many ways is India changing, how are the changes coming etc. etc.
India, US: In the 1980s
US for the Indian in the 1980s. Ramesh Madhavan, a veteran online writer kicks off with this amazing post on culture, food and the immigrant experience.
Albania: Restaurants Torn Down
Alwyn Thomson of Our Man in Tirana writes about and posts pictures of the demolition of a number of local restaurants in downtown Tirana: “All the premises that were destroyed consisted of extensions that had been built onto existing structures. Presumably, these businesses never had permission to build these extensions,...
China: eating cat
There have been much reports about the tradition of cat eating in southern China. What is new this time is that netizen has organized animal rights protest against such tradition. ESWN has a full translation of the recent development.
Onemanbandwith notes that Japan has got to be disappointed because they have spent, on average, 100 Million US Dollars each in “foreign aid” to countries who voted down a proposal to allow Japan resumption of whaling in their own coastal areas in the International Whaling Commission.
Georgia: The Paradox of Choice
Sue of SueAndNotU writes about Georgia's regional food specialties and remarks that the constant availability of foods in the United States denies Americans some of the great pleasures of unavailability.
Philippines: Fast Food and Health
Dr. Emer at Parallel Universes talks about a consumer group in the US suing a fast food chain for using oil with trans fatty acids that might cause coronary heart diseases. The blogger, concerned about health issues observes the popularity of the same chain in Philippines and says “As they...
Laos: Preparing Banana Leaves
Manivan Larprom at Thai & Lao Food Blog has instruction on how to prepare banana leaves for wrapping traditional Thai and Lao food.
Armenia: Stale Bread Strategy
Irina Petrosian writes about the use of the “strategy of stale bread” in Armenia that shopkeepers use to create loyal customers.
Hungary: Budapest Mayor Bans Subway Bakeries
Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes that the mayor of Budapest has decided “to force bakery operators out of the metro stations,” a rather irrational and potentially unpopular step ahead of the October municipal elections.