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· April, 2007

Stories about Food from April, 2007

Lebanon: Art, Water and Tensions

This week was marred by the kidnapping and killing of two Lebanese youth, bringing back memories from the dark years of the Lebanese civil war. This was the topic updated and analysed by most Lebanese bloggers. In addition to this sad event, there are blog posts featuring paintings, poetry and political analysis about the expected water crisis in the Middle East as well as the huge billboard with photos of the captured Israeli soldiers that was place on the southern Lebanese borders.

Ethiopia: students at Addis Ababa University go on strike

  26 April 2007

Ethio-Zagol writes about crisis at Addis Ababa University: “The student protest at Addis Ababa University is in its second day today after it was ignited yesterday by some students at Arat Kilo campus. The Students said they started chanting anti-university administration slogans when they learnt that the body of dead...

Panama: Effects on Food from Free-Trade Agreement

  23 April 2007

The Boquete Guide does not think that the major consequence of the new Free-Trade Agreement with the US will be lower safety standards from import food, but rather the higher food costs for Panamanians and increased unemployment of local farmers.

Cuba: Cousins Make Dozens

  20 April 2007

“I think it’s a given that if you’re Cuban, you’ve got a cousin (or twelve) somewhere,” writes Babalu Blog. “Along those same lines, there is no way you can mention ‘Ropa Vieja’ without someone inevitably bringing up its first cousin, ‘Vaca Frita’. See? We even do it with food!” Posted...

Trinidad & Tobago: Salt Fish

  17 April 2007

Thebookmann takes a detour from his Caribbean Fruit theme to photograph saltfish (salted cod), a popular regional dish that has also been the subject of double entendre in some of Trinidad and Tobago's most entertaining calypsoes.

Trinidad & Tobago: Why Blog?

  16 April 2007

Can Cook, Must Cook recently had a discussion with three other Caribbean food bloggers – the happy outcome was that “it’s become more and more obvious that there are several reasons why my fellow bloggers and I must continue doing this.”

China: Rat Poison

  16 April 2007

Tim Beckenham from Shanghaiist puts together reports on recent rat poison incidents which caused hundreds of illnesses in northern part of China.

Ukraine: Radiation

  13 April 2007

MoldovAnn tries to buy a dosimeter in Kyiv: “No wonder the general population long ago stopped actively worrying about radiation in their food – whether it’s there or not, you basically have no way of finding out.”

Malaysia: Attending a Kenduri

  12 April 2007

Eating Asia has pictures from a Kenduri – a traditional Malay ceremony or feast. The blogger describes the preparation of the food. “All kenduri involve protocol – there are must-do's and must-don'ts; dress should be appropriate, and ritual respected. But this is Malaysia, a country where food is never an...

Trinidad, Guyana: Roti Musings

  9 April 2007

Just in case you were confused about the different types of roti (a soft, flour-based nan that is a staple of Indo-Caribbean cooking) Lifespan of a Chennette clears things up.

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