Stories about Food from June, 2007
Ukraine: Lviv Coffee and Food
Olechko prepares to spend August in Lviv: in this post, she writes about the newly-discovered local coffee houses and restaurants.
Russia, Sweden: Lavrov and Georgian Wine
Vilhelm Konnander reports that the Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov was drinking Georgian wine banned in Russia during his recent visit to Sweden.
Bangladesh: Rediscovering cultural roots, facing challenges and acknowledging successes
“How effectively a society is able to cope with the challenges it faces depend largely on its culture.” Shahzaman Mazumder tries to find the cultural roots of Bangladesh and provides a good analysis on the Bangladeshis: “Mostly fishermen, weavers, potters, and small farmers inhibited the territory that is today called...
Egypt: Beware of Summer Fruit
Egyptian Zeinobia warns us about her country's summer fruit.
Taiwan: Fifth Day Festival
(photo courtesy of judie) Fifth Day Festival is another name for the Dragon Boat Festival or Duanwu Festival because it is May fifth in the lunar calendar (June 19th this year). There are different ways to interpret the festival's cultural events we hold. The ‘traditional’ interpretation is to commemorate a...
Cambodia: Eat and Sleep
Antidote to Burnout introduces an unique restaurant concept that he encountered in Cambodia.
Lithuania: Historical Restaurant Closed
Wu Wei reports on the shutdown of a historical restaurant in Vilnius.
Jordan: Eating off the Floor
Samir R, from Jordan, tells us why he will never eat anything he hasn't seen prepared in front of him here.
I just wanted some stew
I just wanted some stew. A blogger shows how in a Korean restaurant even when you order one thing, you get a lot of dishes.
Lebanon: Almost Non-Political Questions
What are we eating? Why are our banks flourishing? Who are those clearing cluster bombs? How will Brazil help in recycling Lebanese wastes? Where are some of the children who were caught in the crossfire? What about some music? These are some of the questions answered in this week’s selections from the Lebanese blogosphere.
Bolivia: The Coldest Night of the Year
Bonfires and food are a big part of the celebration of San Juan, which takes place on the eve of June 24 and is considered to be the coldest night of the winter. In Bolivia, the contamination created by these fires draw criticisms from city officials and other residents. However, some Bolivian bloggers think that care for the environment should be a year-round affair. Others chose to celebrate the holiday with hot dogs and a blogger meet-up.
Japan: Anti-freeze Toothpaste and Toxic Thomas
Last week, reports emerged that two Japanese companies were recalling thousands of Chinese toothpaste products sold to hotels across the country after the health ministry reported finding that they contained chemicals used in anti-freeze. At the same time, Sony announced that it was recalling 43,000 “Thomas the Tank Engine” wooden toys, which were found to be covered in paint with excessive levels of lead. Bloggers in Japan reacted with anger and disbelief.
Tofu and ketchup sauce
For the weekend, tofu, ketchup sauce, and fresh vegetables? Follow the photo instructions.[ko]
Kimchi is good for a person who suffers from constipation
Do you know about Kimchi? Every kind and all kimchi-related knowledge are here. Check this blog out. It even talks about why kimchi is good for a person who suffers from constipation.
French Guiana: Noni and turtles in season
In French Guiana, it's the season for noni and for turtles. Cafe Creole has pictures (Fr).
Cannibalism in Qatar
After a week of rumours about a case of cannibalism amongst a group of foreign workers in Doha, the story has finally been confirmed. Qatari points to an article in the local press where doctors found a finger in the stomach of a worker who had come in with a...
Hungary: “Gloomy Sunday” in Budapest
Pestcentric writes about a Budapest restaurant where “arguably the most famous Hungarian song was written: ‘Gloomy Sunday.’ Rezső Seress wrote the original lyrics here back in the 1930s.” What's known to the world, though, is “a watered-down translation of an already softened reinterpretation.”
Romania: Economic Relations With Neighbors
Romerican writes about the prospects of Romania's economic relations with its neighbors: “Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Ukraine all represent logical markets for exporting Romanian-made products and Romanian-performed services sold under Romanian brands of Romanian-owned companies. There’s a ready audience right across the border just ripe for the taking. Do it.”
Russia: Expat Living in Russia
The Turkish Invasion writes on the cost and quality of housing, food and night life in Moscow (the most expensive city in the world, according to a recent report).
UAE: To Hoot or not to Hoot?
Will there be a Hooters in Dubai? UAE blogger Seabee revisits the subject here.
Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome
“To light a candle is much better than cursing the darkness.”Today I will concentrate my post on reactions to the second bombing of the shrine in Samarra. An event that has provoked much speculation among Iraqi bloggers. The first bombing proved to be a juncture in the ongoing war in Iraq and the second may prove just as critical, so it important to record responses here. That is not all, there is also Iraqi food and if you read to the end, which is the most sectarian blog ever?
So signed off Ausama on his last video for Hometown Baghdad.