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· June, 2008

Stories about Food from June, 2008

Belarus: Food

Darkness at Noon writes about Belarusian cuisine.

Israel: No Nuts for You!

Israel is the world's largest consumer of pistachio nuts, but recent reports reveal that illegal imports from Iran may be its primary source. Jewschool's Shalom Rav jokes: “Anyone with even...

Hungary: “Map Of Things To Do In Budapest”

Annotated “map of things to do in Budapest” – by Eszter of Crooked Timber.

Armenia: Regional Supermarket

Blogrel comments on news that a Yerevan-based supermarket chain has opened a store outside of the capital. The blog wonders how such a development will affect small stores and market...

Azerbaijan: Mulberries

Sheki, Azerbaijan reports that everyone is getting ready for mulberry season in the country. The blog says that in addition to being quite tasty, they are also healthy and excellent...

Mexico: Food Products Price Fixed

Diego from Blog.com.mx [es] lists the 150 food products that were price-fixed by the Mexican government. He notes that many of these products are not necessarily consumed by many people.

Dominican Republic: Questioning the Milk Given to School Children

The Dominican Republic is in the midst of a milk scandal, in which the Ministry of Education and producers are being accused of providing "whey" or "sugar water" to the...

Russia: Poverty

Sean's Russia Blog writes about poverty in Russia: “Apparently living poor isn’t just about surviving, it’s about surviving artfully.”

Jamaica: Local Fare

As global food prices continue to rise, Transition Sunshine is eating more locally produced staples and is surprised to learn that some Jamaicans consider them “slave food”.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Biggest Bosnian Coffee Pot

A picture of “the world's biggest Bosnian coffee pot” – “cheesy tourist fun! :)” – at YakimaGulagLiteraryGazett.

China: Prepping for Beijing

Head of Sports Science and Research of the British Olympic Association Marco Cardinale looks back at recent posts on his blog and elsewhere as his preparations for the Beijing Olympics...

Iraq: Chinese Food

Do Arabs like Chinese food? Read the reactions a story Sunnyraindrops links to about a Chinese restaurant in Iraq to know the answer.

Bahrain: Where's My Breakfast?

“Who cares about oil prices? Sure it’s at $139 at close in NY yesterday, but it’s still cheaper than water. The issue I have is not that, it is the...

Singapore: Helping the poor cope with high oil prices

Ephraim enumerates some of the steps taken by the Singapore government to help the poor cope with rising food and energy prices

Singapore: Rising food prices

Malaysia’s decision to hike oil prices affected the food prices in Singapore, as reported by Simply Jean

Hungary: “Budapest, the Beautiful”

Hungarian Spectrum writes about Budapest's cosmopolitan spirit.

Ukraine: Chicken Kiev

The Turkish Invasion tries Chicken Kiev, in Kyiv.

Egypt: The Diet of a Cairo Family

Zeinobia, from Egypt, sheds light on a newspaper report on the food consumed by a Cairo family in a week.

Trinidad & Tobago: Chicken Run

Trinidad and Tobago-based blogger Grounding encounters a challenge with a few feathered friends, causing her to exclaim: “Thank God that I am vegetarian and that the global food crisis has...

Jamaica: Steering into the Future

“Where is the leadership, where is the firm hand on the rudder, where are the good government promises?”: Jamaica and the World is not happy with the course the country...

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