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· June, 2009

Stories about Food from June, 2009

Trinidad & Tobago: Memory Lane

Diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch remembers the simple pleasures of growing up in Trinidad and Tobago, saying: “Times have changed.”

Japan: Shiso-flavored Pepsi

Pepsi Shiso (Japanese for perilla or beefsteak plant) went on sale a couple of days ago – Curzon loved it while Darg thought it was nasty.

Palestine: Traditional Cooking In The Ground

Sameh Abo Wadih describes the traditional Palestinian style of cooking in an oven dug into the ground, called a zarb [Ar].

Russia: Buckwheat

Russian Blog posts an ode to buckwheat.

Singapore: Infamous Burger King ad

Burger King has a new sandwich offering in Singapore called the “Super Seven Incher.” To promote the new product, a local ad agency produced an outdoor ad which is now...

Dominica, Venezuela: The Motherland?

Following Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's visit to the island, Dominica Weekly says: “Many Dominicans have focused narrowly on the lavish developmental aid of Chavez than focusing on the fundamental issue...

Barbados: In Season

Wondering what fruit are in season in the Caribbean? My Rustic Bajan Garden shows us.

Palestine: Sweet Success In The Record Books?

Hazem Afana reports that a Palestinian company has received permission [Ar] from Guinness World Records to attempt to make the world's largest kunafa (a traditional sweet).

Barbados: Aquaponics

“Aquaponics is the new way to farm”: Barbados Underground blogs about “its potential to feed Barbadians and at the same time [be] the ideal model for food security.”

Dominican Republic: Fair Trade Cocoa

“The transformation of the Dominican Republic from a producer of low-grade cacao…to a powerhouse in the production of high quality organic cocoa has been one of the most remarkable agricultural...

Zimbabwe: Faces of the crisis and a cry for help

The CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation organization has published Time 2 Act, an online video in which people in Zimbabwe present the various ways in which the crisis the...

Thailand: Combating Iodine deficiency

Jotman notes that “Although Thailand was the first country in the region to make progress against iodine deficiency, of all countries in ASEAN, Thailand has made the least progress in...

Tanzania: One the road in Tanzania: a videoblog

“On the road: Tanzania” is a videoblog of Marcus Prior, spokesperson for the World Food Programme in East Africa: “Travel with Marcus to Tanzania and see what life is like...

Trinidad & Tobago: Having Fun

“There are little things I do, or don’t do, which make me feel better about myself. I hope doing these things would lead to happiness, fun, and less traffic”: Trinidad...

Barbados, Haiti: Hurricane Season 2009

Barbadian Pull! Push! and Haiti Innovation rue the arrival of the 2009 hurricane season.

Panama: HB Beer Celebrating its 75th Anniversary

Drago of La Boca de Drago [es] provides homage to HB, the Panamanian beer celebrating its 75th anniversary.

Haiti, D.R.: Tensions Erupt

“Tensions along the Haitian-Dominican border often revolve around environmental issues,” writes Repeating Islands, adding: “This was once again the scenario…as violence erupted in northwestern Dominican Republic after authorities destroyed plots...

Dubai: At a wedding reception

Dubai Jazz, a Syrian blogger who lives and works in Dubai, attends a local wedding reception and shares his ‘delicious’ experience in this post.

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