Stories about Food from December, 2006
Trinidad & Tobago: In praise of coconut bake
Trinifood sings the praises of the “simple, unleavened bread” known in Trinidad and Tobago as coconut bake, and posts a recipe.
Poland: Honorary King
The beatroot reports: “46 members of the Polish parliament have tabled a motion to name Jesus Christ as the ‘honorary King of the Republic of Poland’. […] There is an historical precedent to this mad move, however. The Virgin Mary was made Honorary Queen of Poland 350 years ago by...
Tanzania: hot tamarind sauce
Mirecipe writes about hot tamarind sauce, “What is for snack today? Baked green bananas and hot tamarind sauce. Woo! You should try this.”
This Week's Saudi Blog Roundup
The Human Rights Watch visit to Saudi Arabia is still making headlines, 80 rats were found on a Saudi Airlines plane, a Bible was denied entry into Saudi, the Quran is now recognized as the second-most wanted Christmas gift in Denmark, and Sheikh Dot is back. Now, for the roundup…...
Japan: how to survive the year end party
Alexpappas from Japundit gives the readers some tips on how to survive a Japanese style year end party – Bonenkai.
Laos: Touristy Vang Vieng
Popagandhi leaves Laos in a hurry after discovering how touristy Laotian city of Vang Vieng has become. Laos was one of the last South East Asian country to be opened to tourists. “Everybody sold the same mediocre and expensive food tailored for the Western palate. Everybody played the same music....
Trinidad & Tobago: Christmas Cuisine
The Caribbean Beat blog celebrates the diverse tastes of a West Indian Christmas!
Ukraine: Crimea's Massandra Wines
Ukraine List writes about Crimea's famous Massandra wine collection.
Barbados: Fair Trade Bananas for Sainsbury
Sainsbury, the popular UK supermarket chain, has made a decision to stock Fair Trade bananas only. Gallimaufry applauds the move, saying, “Small-scale banana farmers in Latin America and the Caribbean are expected to benefit substantially.”
Trinidad & Tobago: Paime
TriniGourmet discovers that Paime, a Trinbagonian Christmas favourite, is also enjoyed by West Indians in other islands, albeit by different names. She also posts appetizing photos along with a recipe.
Poland: More On Martial Law
The beatroot offers more flashbacks into Poland's martial law years – here and here.
Madagascar: Samoosa? Sambosa? Sambos?
Mad de Madagascar delves (Fr) into the history that brought samoosas (however spelt and prounouced in the region) to the Indian Ocean (Reunion, Madagascar, Mauritius) from India. The blogger then offers a video of a French chef's recipe and adds that in Reunion, cousins have emerged made with cheese or...
Poland: Martial Law Remembered
The beatroot writes what the martial law in Poland felt – and tasted – like: “Martial Law, Poland, December 13, 1981 […] tasted like plastic. There is an evocative free gift with this week’s edition of Newsweek Polska. It’s a little box of chocolates. Inside the period looking box are...
Thailand: Arab Street in Bangkok
Doodee's Thailand takes the reader on a trip to the Arab enclave of Bangkok – Suhkumvit soi 3.
Ukraine: 1995 Trip
A link to the map of polonium-210 in London and a memory of a 1995 trip to Ukraine, over at Wu Wei.
All you need to know about Ukrainian vodka – over at Ukraine List.
Trinidad & Tobago: Hops Recipe
A staple of the Christmas menu in Trinidad and Tobago is “Hops and Ham” – TriniGourmet warmly remembers Hops Bread as an integral part of her childhood and posts a helpful recipe.
Tanzania: Tanzania's nightmare
My Africa Today reviews the documentary, Darwin's Nightmare: “At first, it seems as if he's emphasizing that Europe doesn't provide anything to Africa in return for the food. But he finally gets around to the presumption that illegal arms shipments are actually flying in.”
China: cigarettes quotas
Zat Liu explains why a domestic cigarettes brand Zhongnanhai were out of sale in Shanghai: every year Zhongnanhai gives different regions certain quotas…
South Korea: beef from US military base
Robert Koehler from Marmot's Hole reports about the recent debate concerning US military base selling illegal beef to Korean resturants.
China: lemon duck
Hizi introduces a special dish from Nan-Ning, lemon duck, to his reader (zh).