Stories about Food from February, 2008
Ryoko from pingmag has a feature story on Tokyo's mobile food bars.
James from Japan Probe has a poll about the poisoned dumpling scandal between Japan and China. Most believe that they were contaminated in China.
“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 Caribbean food and posts a recipe for one of her favourite delicacies.
“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 Lifestyle explains.
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 takes place, and includes the use of disabled people. I am assisting with the expansion of the centre to include...
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 the city of Loma Grande.
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 days a year.
“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”: Blogging from St. Vincent, Abeni advocates going back to the land.
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 events in the capital city at their leisure, teachers are stuck at home with a inflexible schedule, classrooms full of hundreds of students and loads and loads of homework to correct each night.
Kuwait boasts the largest Chili's in the world, announces Mark, who wrote to Chili's to verify the fact.
Sparklette reviews a new Japanese Food Court in Singapore.
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 difficulties to maintain their livelihood. Their seeds and tools have been destroyed by the repeated assaults of bandits, rebels and...
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 and talks the Internet. With such a high tech profile, it doesn't come as a surprise that he has been...
LaurenceJarvikOnline writes about the history of Vdokhnovenie chocolate.
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 to consume seafood for Lent.”
Leocardo [pt] has compiled a list of his favorite places to eat out in Macau, beyond Chinese and Portuguese cuisine.
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 a different course, and pick national treasures that appeal mainly to the 5 senses.
Siam Sentinel looks at the growing popularity of rat meat in Thailand.
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 head. Coconuts can weigh up to four kilos and may fall 25 meters with an impact velocity of 80 km/h...
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 the world.”
American doctoral student, Martha Webber, blogs about her experience in South Africa: “Bypassing the braai (the very popular Afrikaans barbecue), I finally got to try some of the Indian food I had heard so much about before arriving in Durban. The city and its surrounding areas has a population of...