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· February, 2008

Stories about Food from February, 2008

Japan: Tokyo’s Mobile Food Bars

Ryoko from pingmag has a feature story on Tokyo's mobile food bars.

Japan: Poisoned Dumpling Blame Game

James from Japan Probe has a poll about the poisoned dumpling scandal between Japan and China. Most believe that they were contaminated in China.

Trinidad & Tobago: Chinese “Pow”

“The Chinese community in the Caribbean is small, but…the region’s culture would be poorer without them”: Trinidadian blogger Can Cook, Must Cook examines the influence the Chinese have had on...

Jamaica: Service Culture?

“Jamaica is just not ready to do business the way business is done on an international level. Our people still believe that to give service is to be servile”: Jamaican...

Sierra Leone: Binkolo Growth Center

Paul writes about an industrial project in Sierra Leone: “Binkolo Growth Centre is a small industrial project near Makeni where the manufacture of small farm implements, tailoring, carpentry and blacksmithing...

Paraguay: The Craft of Goat Cheese

The making of goat cheese is an artisan craft in Paraguay. A new blog called Quesos de Cabra – Caprísimo [es] highlights this process and how it is marketed in...

Exchange Student ‘Starved’ in Egypt

Elijah Zarwan, from Egypt, discusses a wire story about a 17-year-old American exchange student who was allegedly ‘starved’ after being paired with a Christian Coptic family, which fasts for 200...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Land Lover

“It's time for us to concentrate more on growing what we eat even though far too many of us consider farming as something that the educated should steer away from”:...

Burkina Faso: teachable moments, missing bathrooms and road rage

Pity the school teachers of the Peace Corps. While their compatriots toiling in health clinics or with micro-credit programs pretty much work loose hours and come and go from social...

Kuwait: Largest Chili's in the World

Kuwait boasts the largest Chili's in the world, announces Mark, who wrote to Chili's to verify the fact.

Singapore: Japanese Food Bazaar

Sparklette reviews a new Japanese Food Court in Singapore.

Central African Republic: Farmers struggle to rebuild lives

HDPT Central African Republic blog on the challenges faced by Central African Republic farmers: “Affected by years of relentless fighting in the North West, Central African farmers now face great...

Amit Gupta: A self confessed geek

Amit Gupta is a software engineer who works as a web applications architect in India and is a self confessed geek, in other words, someone who literally lives, breathes, sleeps...

Soviet History: ‘Vdokhnovenie’ Chocolate

LaurenceJarvikOnline writes about the history of Vdokhnovenie chocolate.

Trinidad & Tobago: Save the Dolphins

Both Discover T&T Blog and Keith in Trinidad draw attention to the recent phenomenon of dolphins being illegally caught and sold as “fish” in order to “satisfy a sanctimonious need...

Macau: A gastronomic tour

Leocardo [pt] has compiled a list of his favorite places to eat out in Macau, beyond Chinese and Portuguese cuisine.

Peru: National Treasures – Pisco Sours, Ceviche and Cumbia

Peru is often known for its archaeological treasures such as Machu Picchu. Others point to its natural and ecological treasures of the Amazon or Andes Mountains. Some bloggers have taken...

Thailand: Rats on the Menu

Siam Sentinel looks at the growing popularity of rat meat in Thailand.

East Africa: Stay away from falling coconuts

Pernille writes about the dangers of falling coconuts in East Africa: “In East Africa people do die in relatively significant numbers each year from falling coconuts hitting them on the...

Haiti: Dying of Hunger

Dying in Haiti links to an article by Haitian journalist Wadner Pierre, saying: “Seems like the story regarding Haitians eating mud pies in Cite Soleil has bothered many people around...

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