Stories about Food from October, 2007
Palestine: People Starving
“Can i just say i m sick and tired of sitting here studying while knowing that people in Gaza don't have anything to eat?” asks Palestinian blogger Al Falasteenyia.
Malaysia: Kolo Mee
Clare Eng in Eastern Malaysia has taken a liking to Kolo Mee
St. Vincent & the Grenadines: How Do I Love Thee?
Abeni lists 28 reasons to love St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Guyana: View of Guyana
A returning national shares her experience of Guyana with MACO Caribbean Living.
Armenia: Khash Ceremony
With the winter setting in, Notes from Hairenik recounts his participation yesterday in the seasonal consumption of Khash, a “soup laden with fat slowly simmered for at least eight hours made from cow’s hoof, with cartilage and some meat still left on the bone.” Eating khash is a group event...
Peru: Memories, Re-encounters and Roots
Alejandro of Peru Food writes a in-depth summary post titled “Memories, Re-encounters, Roots” regarding his recent trip to his native Peru.
Egypt: On Kushari
Rebecca, who blogs from Egypt, introduces us to Kushari, a local dish. “It’s a mixture of rice and pasta, and a small amount of lentils and chickpeas, and some dried onion and tomato hot sauce,” she explains.
“The wine industry of Lebanon: $25 million a year, of which $10 million are from exports. 7 million bottles a year, of which 3 million are exported,” reports Dr. Rami Zurayk.
Armenia: Shopping Tales
Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) Dominic in Armenia recounts a few humorous stories about shopping in Armenia. The tales depict life in the country very well indeed.
Kuwait: Lost Between Cinemas and Restaurants
Between banned and censored movies in cinemas to restaurants which have a lot to make up for in terms of service, Kuwaiti bloggers were at wits' end last week. Abdullatif AlOmar brings us the latest from the Kuwaiti blogosphere in this post.
Guyana: Local Food Prices
“Why is Guyana’s food so damn expensive for Guyanese?” asks The Guyana Groove.
Dominica: Creole Traditions
“During this season, every village…strives to show its neighbors how well it is preserving heritage and traditions”: Living Dominica celebrates “Creole time”!
Malaysia: Egg Noodles From Kuching
Eating Asia takes us to Kuching in Malaysian Borneo to meet a family that has been making Egg Noodles for three generations.
Honduras: Juice Combinations
La Gringa writes about the different combination of juices in her favorite juice store, Chapala, in La Ceiba, Honduras.
Guyana: If I knew you were coming…
Guyana-Gyal is thinking about baking a cake…
Japan: Starving in the Land of Plenty
The recent story of a man starving to death as a result of not being able to receive welfare assistance, made famous thanks to his having documented his last days in a diary, sparked many Japanese bloggers to reflect on the broader implications of their country's welfare policy. Read some of their thoughts on the issue in today's post.
China: Deconstructing the White Rabbit Wrapper
Imagethief studied the design of White Rabbit wrapper in details. The description of “rows of zombie rabbits facing each other in mirror image” is particularly vivid. (P.S. White Rabbit is also my favorite candy)
Piran Café tries some polh, or the fat dormouse, “a species fairly common from Spain to western Russia. They look like small gray squirrels, but with big dark sexy eyes and long brooding tails.”
Arabeyes: Eid Al Fitr Celebrations (Part 3)
The Holy month of Ramadan culminated with Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations throughout the Muslim world. Here's what bloggers are saying about the occasion in the last of a three-part series. Today's tour takes us to Iraq, Libya, Jordan, Iran and Palestine.
Uganda: Is Uganda the land of plenty?
Basawad asks whether Uganda is the land of plenty: “Uganda is indeed the land of plenty of food and water. I write this, with Uganda that was in the 60s and 70s – in mind. Growing up in Uganda then, I never knew what hunger was, till the age of...
Botswana: Daily life in Nata village
Nata village blog describes daily life in Nata village, Botswana: “While most people in the developed world buy their beef wrapped in plastic at the local supermarket, many Nata residents still have to rely on their skills of slaughtering animals to put beef on the table. The two men pictured...