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· April, 2009

Stories about Food from April, 2009

China: Mash-ups in history

With ‘Socialism with Chinese Characteristics’ as one of the more prominent examples, Jeff Wasserstrom at The China Beat delineates mash-up culture in China, and don't miss out on the Confucian...

Bangladesh: Summer Pickles

Its hot and humid in Bangladesh now and the perfect season for hot and sour pickles. Dhaka Dweller Shahnaz shares her recipes for Mango pickles and posts mouth watering pictures.

Mexico and Hong Kong: Fears over the fatal swine flu virus

I know I cannot affect your decision, but I understand your feeling at this moment as we are all Hong Kong people now on exchange in Mexico…..I really believe….we should...

China: Tracking swine flu on Twitter

Swine flu for China so far is a chance to reflect [zh] on how SARS was prevented from becoming a pandemic, and the steps being taken now in Mexico and...

Guyana: Taking Root

‘If you can have a tree growing in you, what kind of tree you would want?” Guyana-Gyal poses an interesting question.

Iran: Israeli Oranges surprised people

Several news sites and blogs reported that Israeli oranges in Tehran's shops made many people surprised. Ilna, a semi official news agency, reported [fa] the Iranian authorities will stop the...

Mexico: The San Juan Market in the Capital

Lesley Téllez of the Mija Chronicles documents a visit to the Mercado San Juan, one of the oldest markets in Mexico City, where among the items she saw were fried...

Cambodia: “Finest pepper in the world”

Kampot province in Cambodia is known for producing the “finest pepper in the world”

Global Recession: The world is talking. Are we listening?

There is no lack of online articles about the various aspects of the global economic crisis. Many of them are written by economic experts and policymakers. What about the perspectives...

Haiti: Mounting Tensions

The Haitian Blogger identifies what he calls “the Forces aligned against Haiti's political, agricultural and economical sovereignty”, while My Life, an Open Book… is concerned about the mounting tension on...

Israel: Celebrating the End of the Passover Holiday

Middle Eastern Jews conclude the Passover holiday with the breaking of bread– and other treats– in a holiday called Mimouna. Yonatan Dror Bar-On of Dutchblog Israel posts a mouthwatering photo...

Caribbean: Easter Traditions

Bloggers from Trinidad and Tobago, St.Vincent and the Grenadines, Haiti and even from the diaspora discuss Caribbean Easter traditions.

Guyana: Stupid is as stupid does

Guyanese blogger Imran Khan is convinced he must be stupid – why else would he fail to see the logic behind President Jagdeo's advice to flood-besieged farmers to diversify into...

Uzbekistan: An Uzbek Feast

Joshua Foust posts an extensive and detailed story about the Uzbek ethnic cuisine and even shares some recipes.

Paraguay: Typical Bread Called Chipa

Camino Al Paraguay [es] has photos of Chipa, a typical kind of bread from Paraguay.

Bahrain: Celebrating Veganism

Tasha, an American living in Bahrain who blogs at The Voracious Vegan, is celebrating two years of veganism with a special recipe.

Haiti: Planting a Garden

Konbit Pou Ayiti seeks to create sustainable solutions to hunger in Baie d’Orange, Haiti by “working with local officials to plant a garden that can benefit the community.”

Cuba, St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Easter Week

Havana Times blogs about Easter Week celebrations in Cuba, while in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Abeni says: “One thing I love about Easter is the increased presence of fish.”

Cuba: Restaurant Closure

A famous restaurant in Havana is shut down by the authorities, prompting Generation Y to comment: “I’m deeply shamed that the police in my country are dedicated to imprisoning enterprising...

Kyrgyzstan: Food prices

Maksud writes how inflation affects the price for food products, and particularly, bread in Kyrgyzstan.

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