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· August, 2007

Stories about Food from August, 2007

Ukraine: Tymoshenko vs Yanukovych

  31 August 2007

The election is a month away and Yulia Tymoshenko campaign rallies are reported to be drawing crowds of supporters. Alluding to president Yushchenko's 2004 poisoning, Foreign Notes writes that Tymoshenko “should watch what she eats from now on, and especially keep away from sushi…”

Dominica: Fair Trade after Dean

  31 August 2007

Caribbean farmers affected by Hurricane Dean are asking Britons to continue buying Fairtrade bananas in order to help them recover. Living Dominica reports.

Iran:An abstract painting and a real Kebab!

Aref Adib has published two photos:one is a painting from Howard Hodgkin,a British painter, and the other one is a photo of a Kebab in Vienna.The blogger invites us to see similarities between two photos.The blogger adds “a representational painter of emotional situations” & below the painting is my represention...

Korea: Korean Beef VS Non-Korean Beef

  31 August 2007

The Moon Festival, one of the biggest festivals, is coming soon in Korea. One of the customs is to send gifts to relatives or people to whom you would like to show your appreciation. The most popular and fancy gift box is beef. Not just beef… the best is Korean...

Russia: “Word of Badmouth”

  30 August 2007

Copydude writes about various ways of mistreating foreigners in Russia – and about “word of badmouth,” which certain Russian restaurant owners don't seem to know anything about: “According to customer service research, a dissatisfied customer complains to an average of eight other people about a bad experience. In the blogging...

Laos: Keeping Wildlife off the Dinner Table

  28 August 2007

Laotian food blogger Darly is wondering how to keep Laotians from serving wild animals in their eateries. “How can you explain to the average citizens on the importance of preserving wildlife? Most people that I met in Laos are making day to day living based on their surroundings. They don’t...

Jamaica: Back to Normal?

  27 August 2007

“Things are certainly getting back to normal as time goes by,” says Stunner's Afflictions of post-Dean Jamaica.

China: Interest Rate and Pork Price

  27 August 2007

Recently, the interest rate and pork price in China has been rising rapidly, the former is to cool down the stock investment. It is rather obviously the tactic of increase in interest rate is not working, as Youguc notices that people are more concerned with the increase of pork price...

Trinidad & Tobago: Costly Mistake

  24 August 2007

“For an event that is asking people to pay $100,000 per plate you would think that they would at least get the invitation right!” Now is Wow has a bone to pick with the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago.

Kannada: Independence, festivals and more

  24 August 2007

20 runners from 12 countries; the youngest among whom is a 23 year old American woman and the oldest, a 60 year old American man; an Indian, Sunil Jayaraj, from Kolar, Karnataka. A 95 day project, covering 4 continents, 16 countries and 24000 KMs, organised by Blue Planet Run. They...

Ukraine: Corn

  23 August 2007

MoldovAnn is disappointed to discover that the corn people eat in Ukraine is feed corn: “I took one bite and nearly broke a tooth.”

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The Global Voices Show #5

  20 August 2007

[display_podcast] Finally, episode 5 of the Global Voices Show! In this edition we feature excerpts from the following podcasts: Gastronautics – Maldives PodMasti – India J.U.M.P. Radio – Kenya Mideast Youth – Saudi Arabia Budacast – Hungary Africa Files: The Pulse – Zimbabwe The Kimchi Girls – Korea Also featured...

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