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· February, 2007

Stories about Food from February, 2007

Poland: McDonald's Sales; Rospuda Bypass

The beatroot writes about Prince Charles’ McDonald's comment and the Polish First Lady's views on the planned Rospuda bypass.

Bahrain: Who Created Sandwiches?

Bahraini blogger Bahraini Rants takes us into a culinary tour of the world of sandwiches, after proclaiming that they are the world's greatest invention.

Panama: More Deadly Than War

#1: Panama Guide reports on Charity Expat Social: …We ate dinner with Sister Griselda Rios who has been working with the orphanage for more than three years. They have about...

Tajikistan: Food for the Neigbhors

Elizabeth posts on the Tajik tradition of bringing a plate of food to one's neighbors whenever a large meal is made. The only catch is that one cannot return the...

Slovenia: Traditional Cures

The Glory of Carniola catches a cold (or something) and contemplates trying a number of Slovenian traditional cures (which, if proved inefficient, would get him tipsy, at least). Get well...

Chile: Artisan Beer

Chileno on the ecstasy of discovering Chilean micro-brew: “So I'd pretty much resigned myself to beer austerity (satisfied with Escudo) until the flames of temptation danced up from the south....

Turkey is Typing….Food and Music

I'm reaching in a different direction this week. Let's talk Turkish food and music. Zen in the Kitchen talks about the simple pleasures in eating bread with fresh olive oil....

Kazakhstan: Heretical Borscht

At News from the Caravan, Nyura posts her recipe for “cheerfully heretical borscht.”

Lebanon: Academia, Agriculture and Construction

Let us begin this week’s roundup of the Lebanese blogosphere with non–political posts. Let us start from a post about two Lebanese salads that are used as appetizers during meals:...

Street food from Panama, Mandoo from Korea, and a Hot Pot Video from Shanghai

#1: From Korea: Kimchi Mamas and a recipe to prepare Mandoo, the easy to prepare Korean dumplings! If you've never made mandoo before, it really isn't hard. The dumpling-making is...

Europe: Pre-Lent Celebrations

Wu Wei writes on Pancakes racing in Britain on Shrove Tuesday, Uzgavenes in Lithuania, Maslenitsa in Russia, and Kurentovanje in Slovenia. Nami-Nami shares a recipe of Estonian lenten buns.

The Jordanian Blogosphere: February Clippings

The Jordanian blogosphere is abuzz with two controversies this month. The first revolves around the proposal to build a tourist complex near the Dibbin Forest that will result in the...

Peek at Poland: Time to Make the Pączki

“Polish Doughnuts” by Polska*ポーランド*Poland For at least one moment in the dark days of winter, life is sweet in Poland. Marking the last Thursday before Lent, Tłusty czwartek (or, Fat...

Japan: Fugu

Ampotan blogs about the poisonous delicacy, Fugu, and the research and attempt in breeding non-poisonous fugu in Japan.

Estonia: Food

Hello Estonia reviews Estonian cuisine.

Hungary: News Roundup

Pestcentric covers the following topics in the most recent posts: the complexities of the Hungarian language; Hungary's “Turkeygate” scandal; Hungarian pseudo-terrorists posting videos on YouTube – here and here; construction...

Guatemala: Food Photos

Antigua Guatemala Daily Photo (recently nominated for a 2007 photobloggie) has two mouthwatering shots of local cuisine.

Turkey is Typing…Midnight Express, Sweaters, and a Jar of Peanut Butter

What do the above items have in common? All of them and much more will be part of our hodge-podge edition of Turkish is Typing. A couple of our bloggers...

Taiwan: being foreigner at lunar new year

Holly blogs about his experience of being foreigner at Chinese new year: big dinner, red pocket, video games and majong.

Cuba: Pastelitos de guayaba

Marta Darby posts a recipe for Cuban/Latin American pastry pastelitos de guayaba.

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