Stories about Food from March, 2007
Jamaica: African/Brazilian Connection
Geoffrey Philp's Blogspot covers Joel Gondim's presentation “Color, Identity, and Candomblé in Brazil,” in which he explores how the African connection to Brazil manifests itself in food, music, and religion.
Jordan: Balancing Eggs?
With too much time on his hands, Jordanian blogger Naseem Tarawneh decided to balance an egg on the day of the vernal equinox to prove the relevance of a Chinese legend. Needless to say, it didn't work.
Hindi Blogosphere: Hi-tech Blogger Meet and Match Making over Blogs!
Its no use telling that I've been quite busy off late with some unexpected emergency at office & the usual banter!! ;) So without much ado, lets have a peek into the world of Hindi blogging & know whats going on there!! Shrish asked some frequently questions from the Inscript...
Kazakhstan: Cook for a Cause
News from the Caravan tells readers how to get a cookbook with good Central Asian recipes and help out a Kazakh orphanage at the same time.
Arepa de Huevo from Colombia, Ceviche from Ecuador and Pupusas from El Salvador!
#1: From Colombia: Nika's Culinaria shares a delicious recipe with step-by-step photos on how to prepare a traditional Colombian delicacy: Arepa de Huevo (Arepa with Egg) My first experience with it was when we visited Colombia 25 years ago. As in other latin american countries, street vendors sell all manner...
Cuba: US Top Food Source?
Child of the Revolution links to an Associated Press article that cites the United States as Cuba's top food source, despite the US trade embargo on the island.
Brunei: Lawar – Brunein Traditional Dish
Maurina introduces Lawar, a traditional dish in Brunei. “What is interesting about lawar is that, it does not require any conventional form of cooking, e.g. frying, boiling, sauteing, grilling. Not to say that it is eaten raw just like that. On the contrary, it is cooked, but only using the...
Czech Rebublic: Kofola; Prague
Swobodin v Brne writes about the Czech rival of Coca Cola, and about things he dislikes about Prague.
UAE: Hooters in Dubai
US famous restaurant outlet Hooters will open an outlet in Dubai in the next two years, writes blogger Fahad Al Mahmood. Meanwhile, blogger John B. Chilton says the concept with fit right in while a raging debate continues at Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif‘s Den.
Panama: Semana Santa Recipes
Melissa de Leon reminds readers that “in Panama and the rest of Latin America, Holy Week and Lent are among the most important dates on the calendar.” Here's a great introduction to the importance of Holy Week in Latin America along with some tasty recommendations for what to cook.
Trinidad & Tobago: Cook Book Review
Can Cook, Must Cook reviews “The Soul Of A New Cuisine” by Ethiopian-born chef Marcus Samuelsson and is impressed by his “fantastic tribute to a continent that has inspired so many cooking styles especially in Caribbean and Latin American food.”
Karen Shimizu reviews Maharaja, Tbilisi's only Indian restaurant.
Poland: Junk Food
Traveling Life writes about junk food in Poland; in a comment, the beatroot explains what kind of a political statement he makes when he eats Big Macs.
Panama, Honduras: Fried Fish with Plaintains
This looks like a tasty combination: crispy fried whole fish from Panamanian chef Melissa de León with twice fried plantains from Honduras-based “La Gringa”.
Arabisc: A Pictorial Tour of the Middle East
When I first saw these pictures. I thought to myself sheep = New Zealand. How wrong was I! A closer look will show you that the donkey was familiar, the grass not that green and palm trees in the background. It was closer to home than I thought. We kick...
Lebanon: Meanings and Consequences
This week's summary is a selection of posts that focus on meanings and on repercussions. For example, what does it mean to be a modern man or a leftist in Lebanon and what is the aftermath of not caring for rural communities and of not developing agriculture as a means...
South Africa: GMO maize may be toxic
Ian Gilfillan reacts to a report by Greenspeace that genetically modified maize may be toxic, “Since maize is a staple diet in South Africa, especially for poor communities, it's long been a concern that South Africa's poor has been experimented on in this way, as in most countries, GMO foods...
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Coffee Grinders
London Sevdah writes about a very special coffee grinder: “My mum brought this one over from Bosnia when we were excaping the country as refugees – it was one of the few items that made it into the few travel bags which we were carrying our belongings in.” In Sarajevo...
Eastern & Central Europe: Travel and Food
Wu Wei travels from Ljubljana to Croatia and, on a Slovenian train, to Venice; writes about her trip to Trakai, Lithuania, and shares her thoughts on Vilnius; posts photos from her three trips to Lake Bled outside Ljubljana; – and eats “dandelions for lunch” at “Klub Preserne Zdravlice” restaurant. (All...
Japan, Croatia: Restaurants
Neretva River writes about Japan's two Croatian restaurants.
Cambodia: North Korean Restaurant
Details are Sketchy reviews a North Korean restaurant in Cambodia.