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· December, 2007

Stories about Food from December, 2007

Philippines: Sweet Treat

Eating Asia has a pictorial post on how people in rural Philippines work out a sweet treat with a stick and a can of molasses.

Armenia: Come on-a My House for New Year

Armenian Food reminds its readers of the 1951 hit by Rosemary Clooney, aunt of actor George Clooney, Come On-a My House. Written by two ethnic Armenians, one of which was...

Venezuela: Where to Eat Pan de Jamón in Caracas

Caracas Café [es] recommends places on where to eat the dish Pan de Jamón.

Trinidad & Tobago: Chutney Christmas

“The thought of Christmas gift buying practically brings me out in hives, because I can’t bear pre-Christmas crowds and the over-commercialisation of Christmas.”: Can Cook, Must Cook is giving homemade...

Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica: Caribbean Christmas

“Not only do we enjoy warm weather when most of the rest of the world is cold, but we also have a way of making the season festive”: Living in...

Caribbean: Christmas Traditions

All over the world, people get together with friends and family to celebrate Christmas. They exchange gifts, and invite one another to their homes for parties, lunches or dinners, signifying...

Dominica: Posh Christmas

Living Dominica decks the halls with her “gratitude tree” and gets ready for Christmas.

Barbados, Jamaica: Navel String

“Dirt under the nails is a good thing”: Living in Barbados blogs about an interesting Jamaican tradition and the joys of being close to the earth.

Lithuania: Coffee and Health Care

Music and Life – Everywhere! writes about Vilnius coffee houses and health care costs.

China: Sobbing without tears

A land thirsty for water is calling for help. How many more villages would die out due to the drought? How much more land would be eroded, even buried by...

Tajikistan: Bread Prices

Ian looks back at 2007 in Tajikistan and says that the hottest issue by far being discussed was the rise in the price of staple foods, especially bread.

Cambodia: Cakes in Celebration

Borin is trying to figure out the significance of blowing the candles on a cake with respect to Cambodian weddings.

Tanzania: Have you tried dried fish heads?

Pernille writes about “chakula” (food in Swahili) in Tanzania: “Rice, beans and ugali – after three months I've concluded that these are the most important Tanzanian food ingredients – and...

Kuwait: Egg Crisis

Kuwaiti blogger Nibaq studies this country's egg crisis in depth in this post.

China: Fake Meat at University Canteen

Zhaomu blogs about the fake meat issue at Peking University's Canteen. Because of the rise of pork price, the canteen used bean fiber as substitution. When the issue had been...

Malaysia: Visiting A Border Town

Visit Padan Besar, a Malaysian town on the border of Thailand.

Bhutan: Chillies!

A brief note on Bhutanese food at Visit Bhutan – with the apparent chief ingredient being chillies.

Yemen: Making Sesame Oil the Old Way

Omar Barsawad from Yemen shows us a video clip of how sesame oil is traditionally made in his country.

Kuwait: Bad Eggs

Desert Girl, from Kuwait, rants about eggs, their rising costs, bad smell and small sizes.

Palestine: Starving People

Wondering why many people are starving? Palestinian Haitham Sabbah has photos as proof.

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