Stories about Food from December, 2007
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.
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 American-Armenian writer William Saroyan, the blog says the song typifies the lavish tables that will be center stage for Armenian...
Caracas Café [es] recommends places on where to eat the dish Pan de Jamón.
“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 Christmas presents to her friends.
“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 Barbados offers a glimpse of Christmas in the Caribbean.
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 the trademark Christmas message of peace and goodwill. Karel McIntosh speaks to a few regional bloggers to get a glimpse into what Christmas traditions are like in the Caribbean...
Living Dominica decks the halls with her “gratitude tree” and gets ready for Christmas.
“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.
Music and Life – Everywhere! writes about Vilnius coffee houses and health care costs.
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 sand?
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.
Borin is trying to figure out the significance of blowing the candles on a cake with respect to Cambodian weddings.
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 that it might never ever change. Well, sometimes there are small alterations: This Friday the rice and beans came along...
Kuwaiti blogger Nibaq studies this country's egg crisis in depth in this post.
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 exposed in the school BBS, the canteen manager refused to apologize and defended that he was trying to improve the...
Visit Padan Besar, a Malaysian town on the border of Thailand.
A brief note on Bhutanese food at Visit Bhutan – with the apparent chief ingredient being chillies.
Omar Barsawad from Yemen shows us a video clip of how sesame oil is traditionally made in his country.
Desert Girl, from Kuwait, rants about eggs, their rising costs, bad smell and small sizes.
Wondering why many people are starving? Palestinian Haitham Sabbah has photos as proof.
Bad milk at schools? Jordanian blogger Firas tells us more.