Stories about Food from October, 2006
Onnik Krikorian reports that 29 percent of Armenians are hungry.
Uganda: steamed blood for dinner
How about steamed blood for dinner?, “I think that is quite an overexcited statement. I lost my motivation on page 85 when I found this recipe on how to cook a dish called ‘steamed blood': * ½ litre of blood * ½ teaspoon salt * Drain the plasma from the...
Vietnam: Hanoi Pavements
Vietnamese God takes us on a trip through the pavements in Hanoi and posts pictures of the attractions.
Russia: Anastas Mikoyan
Russian Marketing Blog writes about Anastas Mikoyam, “the People's Commissar for external and internal trade from 1926 till 1939″ – and the man who “wanted hamburgers to become popular Russian fast food.”
Slovenia: Dairy Products of Former Yugoslavia
Visit The Glory of Carniola to see what dairy products of the former Yugoslavia looked like and to read the memories of some readers.
Iran: The end of Ramadan
Angus McDowall is a correspondent for Middle East Economic Digest and reporter for The Independent in Iran and he is blogging. About the end of Ramadan he says for a journalist, it can be a good time of year to check the social temperature. Some years the police hassle people...
Albania: Homemade Raki
“…After two weeks, the grapes were ready to be turned into raki. First they were loaded into the still…” – Step by step, Our Man in Tirana shows how a container full of homegrown grapes eventually yields 12 liters of homemade raki.
El Salvador: Vegetarianism
Salvadoran blogger Ethel explains why she is not vegetarian.
Panama Canal Referendum
#1: From Chiriqui Chatter: The Vote for the Big Dig The vote is today for the expansion of the Canal. Voting in Panama is a very serious thing both for referendums such as today’s and for governmental offices. All sides fiercely try to get their vote out. It is interesting...
Russia: Billfold Scam Averted
To protect himself from becoming a victim of a “billfold scam” in downtown Moscow, Snowsquare stops for a drink at Cafe Pushkin.
Laos: Vegetable Garden
The blogger at laocuisine.net introduces some vegetables from Laos that the blogger has been growing in her garden.
Bangladesh: On fasting
Morris the Pen on fasting, Ramadan and fastlets. “Our speaker talks of how he looked forward to this as a child (the ‘Iftar’ or breaking-the-fast evening celebration is a time of joyous togetherness and seems like a ‘month of parties’). However, as an entrepreneur in middle age, he found it...
Argentina: Mar del Plata's Beer Route
Jorge Gobbi took advantage of his time in Mar del Plata last weekend to do some local beer tasting. Speaking of Mar del Plata, Google Earth 3D wonder, Ezequiel Galotti recently released his latest modeling of the city's streets and buildings.
Honduras: How to make tortillas
La Gringa gives a lesson in bi-national cuisine; a step-by-step explanation of how to make “Honduran-American tortillas.”
Taiwan: mobile coffee
Funck Chen at CCB.2.0 blogs about the cultural history of mobile coffee house. The first coffee car appeared in 1999, and now becomes a national landscape and the drivers of moible coffee house are usually the best tourists’ guides (zh).
China: eating Chinese
Lyn Jeffery introduces great blogs and forums about Chinese food.
Romania: “Alien Eggs” and the EU
Romerican writes about “alien eggs” and Romania's hopes to join the EU.
Pakistan: Dessert, Carrots and Ramadan
What does one call the Pakistani dessert made of Carrots? More on Ramadan-Kareem – a blog dedicated to Ramadan as observed all over the world.
Armenia: No Visa
Notes From Hareinik reports on what it calls “corruption…in play” possibly leading to the denial of visas to those behind Yerevan's popular New Delhi restaraunt.
Dispatch from Uganda
Peace talks continue in Juba, Sudan, between the Government of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). Ngomrom faults the Government of Uganda and Government of Southern Sudan (GOSS) of lacking seriousness in the talks with the LRA: Why would anybody even consider that the peace talks proceed with ICC...
Fiji: Excessive Kawa Drinking
Peceli at the Babasiga blog is asking the readers of his blog what they thing about excessive Kawa consumption. Kawa is a natural relaxant that is used in traditional ceremonies in Fiji and other South Pacific Islands.