Stories about Food from January, 2008
Despite an egg shortage in the market, Bu Jassem from the UAE says there is a contest to break the Guinness record for carrying eggs with one hand being held in Dubai.
Lee from Toyko Times blogs about Japan Prime Minister Fukuda's defence for whale research while public discourse is about food culture.
“I am not the preachy sort of vegetarian,” declares Trinidadian Nicholas Laughlin, as he links to an article that “summarises so succinctly the good reasons to stop eating meat–or at least reduce the amount one eats…”
Fran blogs about eating a local dish, waakye, in Ghana: “Last night I cooked up some waakye (pronounced “WAAchi where the “i” sounds like the “i” in “in” and made from rice and beans or black-eyed peas), fried some ripe plantain slices, made a little gravy (oil, onion, tomatoes, hot...
Polish, Latvian and Lithuanian fishers are robbing Mauritania of its fish – all because “the EU has methodically depleted fish stocks in its own waters, and now, it is buying fish quotas from poor countries in the third world,” Jonathan Newton reports.
Juan Pablo Meneses of Cronicas Argentinas [es] is now in the Patagonia region of Argentina looking for a good place to try the famous Patagonian lamb, cooked as “a rustic, delicious alternative, over an open fire.”
From Lebanon, Rami Zurayk, introduces us to Ashoora and a local dish cooked during this occasion – Hreeseh.
Andrew invites readers to his Cape Town food blog: “As a child sitting at my mother's feet as she baked pies for the tuisbedryfe of the Peninsula (the first word out of my flour dusted head was ‘pie’), I learnt to be an unashamed foodie, and this blog is going...
Desert Girl from Kuwait is planning to make a camel meat meal.
Kyle’s Journey in Armenia reports that Peace Corps Volunteers and other expat workers in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, are delighted by the opening of the country's first ever Kenty Fried Chicken franchise. However, the blogger remarks, not everybody is happy that ketchup is sold by the sachet.
Nubian Cheetah posts a video of organic food growers in South Africa: “The women in the the Fezeka community in Gugulethu, South Africa are growing organic foods and selling them at market prices.”
The first roundup of Somali blogs, a small but steadily growing segment of the African blogsphere. Most Somali bloggers, predictably perhaps, are young, based outside Somalia and write in English.
Imágenes Dominicanas [es] presents us with Manny Ramirez wine. The Boston Red Sox baseball player from the Dominican Republic lent his name to the wine, which helped raise funds for cancer patients.
The Cuban Triangle blogs about Brazil's “vote of confidence in Cuba’s government and economic potential.”
The United Nations recently named 2008 as the Year of the Potato. Alejandro of Peru Food provides a bit of a historical background of this staple food for much of the Andes.
A seven-month shrimping ban begins in Kuwait tomorrow, announces Fonzy.
From Israel, Lisa Goldman shares with us some food porn here.
Many Serbs traditionally celebrate Orthodox Christmas by firing rifles and pistols, and consuming lots of homemade plum brandy and pork. Serbian bloggers have been writing about their Jan. 7 feasts for days now, but one of them, instead of composing her own sentences about it, posted an 1887 satirical poem by Serbian poet Vojislav Ilić. The poem is dedicated to the chief victim of Serbian Christmas celebration - a pig.
All Things Pakistan on the alarming increase in the price of food.
Here is a personal roundup of what marked mainland China's 2007, a year of controversies, changes, desperation but also hopes.