Stories about Food from March, 2008
Morocco: Tourism Demands Pig Farms
“One of the last things you would expect to find in Morocco is a pig farm. Given that the consumption of pork is a religious taboo it may come as a surprise that this is a growth industry. And the reason? Tourism,” writes The View from Fez.
Blogger's opinion about “Nsima” angers Malawians
A recent post on Malawi's staple food nsima has raised debate on how much freedom one can have in expressing themselves in blogs. The reactions by mostly Malawian readers have demonstrated that some restraint, responsibility and sensitivity is needed especially if one is writing about something that others may consider very dear to them.
Armenia: Brandy Shootout
Halfway down the Danube hosts a shootout to determine whether Wisconsin's Korbel brandy is better than one of its Armenian counterparts. Its hard to tell which won through in the end, but at least the blogger enjoyed both and doesn't appear too inebriated.
Burkina Faso: Home of black bags, baobabs and cute kids?
This roundup will begin with some old business. From Stephen Davis of Voice in the Desert: His book Sophie and the Albino Camel is up for the Norfolk Shorts shortlist of books under 150 pages. While he won’t know the outcome until April 16, he did expound on why he loves writing short fiction.
Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana: Dhal
Lifespan of a Chennette blogs about Dhal (a beloved dish of both Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana) and posts a helpful recipe.
Cambodia: A Snack Called Nem
Vutha introduces a Cambodian snack consisting of fish meat wrapped in banana leaf.
Honduras: Cantaloupe Contamination
La Gringa's Blogocito reports on the current problems with contamination with Honduran cantaloupes and how the U.S. and Canada have already issued warnings.
Central and Eastern Europe: Easter Roundup
Adventures in Wheelville marks Easter in Slovenia; Polandian writes about the “ingredients” of “the nationwide ‘holiday shuffle'” in Poland, and Kinuk describes her family's Polish holiday feast; Csíkszereda Musings writes about the first Easter of the two, which are “are over a month apart” in Romania this year; Bojan's Blog...
Dominica: 10 Reasons…
Caribbean Man lists ten reasons to live in Dominica.
Israel: A Joyous Celebration of Purim
The holiday of Purim celebrates the triumph of the Jewish people over those who seek and sought their destruction. Purim is a joyful holiday celebrated with costumes, festivities, good food, and much drinking, writes Maya Norton, from Israel.
Egypt: Looming Bread Crisis
The Arabist, from Egypt, posts links to coverage on Egypt's looming bread crisis.
Japan: How to Eat a Bamboo Shoot
Marie Mockett from Japundit shows the readers how to cook bamboo shoot.
Bangladesh: Fighting the cycle of poverty
In this week's roundup we will highlight some of the discussions happening in the Bangladeshi Blogosphere on the issues of Poverty, LGBT and Travel . Poverty: Bangladesh is a developing country and the main problem of this country is overpopulation. It has one of the highest population density among the...
Trinidad & Tobago: Guarding the Guards
Notes from Port of Spain asks: “Who will guard the guards?”
Adventures in Wheelville writes about things to enjoy in Radovljica, Slovenia.
Kuwait: Towers Mark 29th Birthday
The Kuwait Towers, the country's major landmark, marked their 29th birthday without much fanfare. But one blogger did not forget the occasion, writes Abdullatif Al Omar who also takes us to a bloggers meeting, updates us on the olive crisis and shares with us the scene at the cinemas.
Tajikistan: Hunger to Replace Cold and Darkness
Tajikistan is a small country with big problems. The nation, particularly the rural population, is still suffering from energy crisis, but yet another crisis is going to embrace it very soon. This time it's about food. Neweurasia reports that Barki Tojik – the country's electricity monopolist – promises to solve...
Japan: Expired Lunch Boxes
Martin comments on the news about 15 million food items with expired dates sold on Japan's Shinkansen trains.
Trinidad & Tobago: Food for Thought
Blogging from Trinidad & Tobago, This Beach Called Life offers some food for thought: “Citizens of the country are being urged to plant food in their backyards in order to reduce the effects of rising food prices…with this in mind I planted two boxes of original KFC with fries, a...
Barbados: Proper Pork
Cheese-on-bread! properly defends Barbados’ “proper pork”.
Arabeyes: Rising Cost of Living
Prices of commodities ranging from grocery to building material and rent are going up, up, up and being the true mirrors of their societies, bloggers from Yemen, Egypt, Kuwait and Qatar are speaking up.