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· April, 2007

Stories about Food from April, 2007

Ropa Vieja and Malanga, Guarapo de Piña, and Colita de Cuadril from across Latin America

From so-called "dirty clothes" in Cuba to guarapo de piña in Venezuela; from organic produce in Uruguay to succulent Argentine tri-tip and fresh cheese in Panama: Chef Melissa de Leon...

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...

Ethiopia: students at Addis Ababa University go on strike

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...

Sketches of Contradictions, Complexities, and Beauty of Life in Uganda

Here are some sketches that detail the contradictions, complexities and beauty of daily life in Uganda. In Apac, two women go in search of vegetarian food: Thus it began: the...

Fiji: Calling for Fijian Recipes

Gilbert Veisamasama, Jr is inviting readers to share their Fijian recipes on the Promoting Suva blog.

Panama: Effects on Food from Free-Trade Agreement

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...

Cambodia: Surviving Street Food

Phnomenon has a “rough guide to surviving (Cambodian) street food“

Cambodia: Fish Sauce Used to Punish Reporter

Vutha writes about a Cambodian official who splashed fish sauce on a reporter. The official was unhappy with the reporter for publishing a humiliating story about him.

Fiji: Lunch blog Launched

Mayvelous and friends launch a lunch blog in Fiji.

Cuba: Cousins Make Dozens

“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...

Laos: Thai-Lao Bamboo Soup

Manivan Larprom posts video instructions on how to prepare Thai-Lao Bamboo Soup.

Trinidad & Tobago: Salt Fish

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 & Tobago: Why Blog?

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...

China: Rat Poison

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

Ukraine: Radiation

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...

Malaysia: Attending a Kenduri

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...

Georgia: Rules of the Supra

Cuttino Alexander discusses the rules and customs that are part of the Georgian supra.

Trinidad & Tobago: Caribbean Fruit

Posting from Trinidad, Thebookmann begins a new photographic series – this time, of succulent Caribbean fruit.

Brunei: Rice Harvest Ceremony

Maurina describes the traditional rice harvesting festival of Mangatam in Brunei

Trinidad, Guyana: Roti Musings

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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