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· November, 2008

Stories about Food from November, 2008

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Thanksgiving

“America is so full of contradictions! For even as our extended family sits down to eat our Thanksgiving dinner, there are many in our neighborhood who are now facing foreclosure...

Trinidad & Tobago: Predictors

This Beach Called Life makes a few “psychic” predictions about Trinidad and Tobago.

Philippines: Hunger and poverty

Filipino journalist Joe Torres writes about hunger and poverty in the Philippines and Asia.

Trinidad & Tobago: Belt-Tightening

About seven months after the global food crisis was showing up on people's radar and two months after the global financial crisis made headlines, Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister decided...

Cuba: Hurricane Aftermath

Generation Y takes a road trip to Cuba's Pinar del Rio and is even more convinced that “we have to avoid letting our tendency to forget cover up the situation…we...

Jordan: How Not to Cook Tongue

Jordanian Hareega lists 10 ways in which you shouldn't cook beef tongue.

Egypt: Noodles Cultural Invasion

Bluelue wrote a good post here about Noodles and how the Far Eastern culture is spreading all over the world.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Getting the Dish

“Growing up I was made to believe that roast breadfruit and saltfish was the national dish of St Vincent and the Grenadines”: Abeni says that local culinary fare is facing...

Japan: 10,000 signatures to support a café

A small independent café, Berg, is facing possible eviction from a shopping complex in Shinjuku, adjacent to the world's busiest train station. The building owner wants the 50-square-metre café out...

Trinidad & Tobago: Up on the Mount

Simply Trini Cooking makes a trip to Mount St. Benedict – “a terrific place for a retreat or just to get away from it all.”

Japan: Full-speed ahead for Christmas and New Year's Eve

Blogger at Techtech to Tuzuru Nichijô Essay Book (テクテクとつづる日常エッセイブック) [jp] describes how, since the first week of November, Tokyo is already lit up for Christmas, everybody seems to walk faster,...

Haiti: Dire Situation

Konbit Pou Ayiti says that “although most of the world has moved on from the tragic stories of the four powerful storms that thrashed Haiti in August and September, Haitians...

Grenada: Sorrel Season

Grenada's Free Spirit writes a poem about making West Indian sorrel.

Vietnam: Dog food

This is not for dog lovers. ABP Photo uploads pictures of a dog in Vietnam which was slaughtered so that it can be served for dinner.

Panama: Recipe for Tri-Color Shortbread

Chef Melissa of the Cooking Diva Blog provides a tribute to Panama with a recipe for Tri-Color Shortbread featuring the colors of the Panamanian flag.

Japan: Granny's blog

The first of its kind, a Japanese blog called Sobolog (祖母ログ) [ literally “Grannylog”] crosses three generations, written by a nephew living in Tokyo in collaboration with her mother (who...

Lebanon: offering the world’s most expensive chocolate

Blogger LM, from Lebanon, tells us about Patchi, the famous Lebanese luxury chocolate-makers, who have launched the world’s most prestigious and expensive box of chocolate.

Cuba: Hospital Visit

“A bucket in one hand, a pillow under my arm, and a fan balanced on my hip”: Generation Y says that with hospitals in Cuba, “the patients’ families must bring...

KarmaTube: Promoting Change through Video Sharing

Karma Tube is an online video sharing platform to spread short videos and their causes through the World Wide Web with tips on what actions the viewer can take regarding...

Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana: From the Yard

“Growing up in a semi-rural, agricultural area of Trinidad, every household would make garden. Some larger than others, depending on the availability of land. Neighbours shared peas, beans, fruits, trade...

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