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· January, 2008

Stories about Food from January, 2008

UAE: Egg Shortages and Contests

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...

Japan: Whale as Food Culture

Lee from Toyko Times blogs about Japan Prime Minister Fukuda's defence for whale research while public discourse is about food culture.

Trinidad & Tobago: On Not Eating Meat

“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...

Ghana: Eating Waakye

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...

EU, Mauritania: Faraway Fishing

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...

Argentina: Patagonian Lamb

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,...

Lebanon: Ashoora and Hreeseh

From Lebanon, Rami Zurayk, introduces us to Ashoora and a local dish cooked during this occasion – Hreeseh.

South Africa: Cape Town food blog

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...

Kuwait: Camel Meat

Desert Girl from Kuwait is planning to make a camel meat meal.

Armenia: Pay-Per-Sachet

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...

South Africa: Women growing organic food

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...

Introduction to Somali Blogosphere

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.

Dominican Republic: Manny Ramirez Wine Raises Funds

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...

Cuba, Brazil: Substantial Deal

The Cuban Triangle blogs about Brazil's “vote of confidence in Cuba’s government and economic potential.”

Peru: The Year of the Potato

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...

Kuwait: Shrimping Ban

A seven-month shrimping ban begins in Kuwait tomorrow, announces Fonzy.

Israel: Food Porn

From Israel, Lisa Goldman shares with us some food porn here.

Iraq: Snow in Baghdad

Yes, seriously. For the first time in living memory it actually snowed in Baghdad. Salam Adil braves the weather and brings us the latest from the Iraqi blogosphere in this...

Serbia: “Elegy For a Swine”

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...

Pakistan: Right to Food

All Things Pakistan on the alarming increase in the price of food.

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