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· December, 2008

Stories about Food from December, 2008

Trinidad & Tobago:

“It is an interesting note on which to end this year. Going back in order to go forward, knowing what went to know what comes next”: Trinidadian blogger Attillah Springer...

Cuba: Subsidies

As “Raúl Castro reaffirmed the idea of ending subsidies”, Generation Y observes: “Between the symbolic price of a pound of rationed rice, and the enormous ‘slice’ of our salaries taken...

Southeast Asia: Controversies and tragedies of 2008

In the previous post (Southeast Asia: Newsmakers of 2008), I wrote about the major events that took place in Southeast Asia. In this article, I will highlight other stories which...

Azerbaijan: Pilaf

Sheki, Azerbaijan sends its readers seasons greetings and takes a look at plov (pilaf) and the various ways in which it is cooked throughout the regions of the South Caucasus...

China: Young activist against eating cats

Fauna from ChinaSMACK picks up the story about a girl leading a campaign against eating cats in Guangdong. The blogger also translates comments from local forum.

Saigon Beer vs Angkor Beer

Vuthasuf compares beer products of Vietnam and Cambodia.

Guadeloupe: Why not celebrate Kwanzaa as well?

Besides the traditional celebration of Christmas, Guadeloupean people have recently taken up a new celebration: Kwanzaa, which starts on December 26 and lasts until January 1.

Global Health: 2008 Blogs In Review

Bloggers in 2008 showed all the ways in which global health is interconnected with other issues, by covering health stories that touched on everything from poverty and women's rights to...

Northeast Asia: 2008 Review

The northeast Asia region is becoming more integrated politically, economically and socially. State leaders from China, Japan and South Korea recently signed a Joint Statement for Tripartite Partnership to address...

Southeast Asia: Newsmakers of 2008

For Southeast Asia, 2008 was a year of terrible disasters, both natural and man-made. Rice consumption was reduced, milk products were contaminated with melamine, jobs were lost, bloggers were arrested,...

Japan: The year in Japanese blogs

What were bloggers writing about this year in the Japanese blogosphere? The year in Japanese blogs at Global Voices included posts on everything from an American Enka singer making waves...

Memories of Christmas in Cameroon

Expats in Cameroon blog about how they are spending the Christmas holidays in their host country, while Cameroonian bloggers abroad write about their memories of spending those special days back...

Central and Eastern Europe: A Christmas Roundup

A holiday season roundup: Tanja of Czechmatediary recalls family Christmas celebrations of her childhood, writes about the Czech Christmas Mass, and shares a recipe of Vanocka (“Christmas bread”); CzechFolks.com writes...

Guatemala: Mincemeat Pie

Christmas in Guatemala often means celebrating with food. Luis Figueroa of Carpe Diem [es] is especially fond of the dessert “Mincemeat pie.“

Caribbean: 2008 in Review

From natural disasters to lightning bolts of the athletic kind, 2008 was a busy one for the Caribbean blogosphere. Here are some of the highlights...

A Caribbean Christmas

'Tis the season - and nowhere celebrates Christmas quite like the Caribbean! Here's a glimpse into what bloggers are doing to get into the spirit of the festivities...

Haiti: Photo of the Year

Haiti Innovation reports that the UNICEF “Photo of the Year” features the plight of Haiti, while the photographer, who has her own blog, says of her win: “It’s not only...

Trinidad & Tobago: A Day in the Life

TriniGourmet.com posts “A Day in the Life” flickr photoset.

Argentina: Top 10 Taxi Driver Recommended Restaurants of 2008

Layne Mosler has been documenting her taxi rides in Buenos Aires, where she asks the driver to take her to their favorite restaurants. She lists her Top 10 favorite recommendations...

Turkey: A New Take on the Gingerbread House

Carpetblogger proposes a new Christmas tradition, the making of “Ginger Kondu”- gingerbread houses modeled after the architecture of Turkish squatter villages called Gecekondu.

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