Stories about Food from July, 2009
Lifespan of a Chennette blogs about traditional sweets from Curacao: “It was a reminder that even if names were different, and languages, the people and food of the Caribbean do share so much!”
The blog Camino al Paraguay [es] continues by showing foods from the country with 2 posts showing Paraguayan Sopa, which is cooked in a mud oven called a Tatakua.
Penstar is irked by the skyrocketed price of chilies in Bhutan. The blogger puns: “What is so special about that? The answer is so simple because they are coated with gold!”
Guyana-Gyal takes her nose for a walk.
My Cebu PhotoBlog posts pictures of Taho, a popular snack item in the Philippines made of bean curd, tapioca balls, and sweet ’sauce’ from liquefied sugar.
Kano, of Syrian Foodie in London, shares with us the recipe of how to make Mutabal – an appetizer made of grilled aubergine, tahini and yogurt, and found “on every table in every Syrian restaurant.”
Moroccan blog The View from Fez catches up with Gail Leonard whose culinary adventure in the medina (city) leaves you hungry.
Kara at morotsuka.com has chronicled what goes on during school lunches in Japan.
Anuradha Goyal at Desicritics reviews some delicious and healthy Indian summer drinks.
Syrian Kinan Jarjous argues against eating fruit in this humourous post.
A few “random shots” of Trinidad and Tobago, courtesy This Beach Called Life.
“It was so incredibly beautiful. The big trees rising from the gorges. The river flowing seemingly endless past the jungle…”: Arubagirl visits Suriname and posts some photos from her trip.
“In Ankawa, the Christian quarter of Arbil, there are so many alcohol shops with fake beer brands made in Turkey. There are also real beer trademarks, but that's also from Turkey (Efes). In the ‘Muslim’ part of Erbil (Hawler) you can also get alcohol, but it's mostly ‘sealed’ off with...
Bahraini Khalid [Ar] comments on the death of livestock in Bahrain this summer. “There are sheep that die, goats that die and cows that die of the heat and thirst; from the overcrowding in the pens; livestock are suffering from physical exhaustion and heat exhaustion; there are sick animals and...
Lesley Téllez of the Mija Chronicles takes her readers on a street food tour with photos around her Cuauhtemoc neighborhood of Mexico City.
Vajo is a typical dish from Nicaragua that is cooked through a steaming process, and is wrapped in the leaves of a maguey planet. Los Hijos de Septiembre [es] writes more about the history of this food.
The buñuelo is a typical Colombian snack that can elicit hunger pangs with the mere mention of the word. That is what recently happened with a group of Colombian twitterers, who chose to discuss their favorite places to buy the buñuelo, as well as some of their favorite anecdotes. It even led some to rush out to buy the food.
Ilya Yashin tells [RUS] how Premier Putin apparently broke the law by serving US President Obama Russian caviar, considered contraband since capture of sturgeon was outlawed in 2007.
Hamdun opines that to avoid curry burps and heart burn, “it is better to have a continental breakfast with bread, eggs and sausages and orange juice than to go for a typical Maldivian breakfast.”
Karen lists the best places to eat in Accra, Ghana: “However, it is that time of the year where dozens of people that I know are heading off for field research and people are always asking me for tips on where to eat in Accra (I am a failed food...
Dina Mehta at Conversation with Dina posts a picture of an advertisement in Bandra, Mumbai. The ad of Gola (ice slush) is styled as an imitation of the Google Homepage and logo: “the search bar says ‘Golas made from mineral water ice'; the address bar ‘httt://www.gogola.in/’. Even the status bar...