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· September, 2009

Stories about Food from September, 2009

Lebanon: How Lebanese is Hummous?

Are Tabbouleh, Hummus and Falafel Lebanese? Beirut Spring jumps straight into the medley.

China: Mooncake

Uln found the gift economy of moon cake during the mid autumn festival in Shanghai amazing.

Middle East: The Cupcake Revolution

A cupcake revolution is taking the Middle East by storm and sweet-toothed bloggers are tracking its development. Jillian C. York reports from the frontline.

South Korea: Woman and Korean Soju

The Grand Narratives has an very interesting post about evolving images of women in Korean soju advertising.

Myanmar: Most Popular Dish

Mohinga (monhinga) is the most popular dish in Myanmar. This is a peppery fish broth eaten with rice vermicelli.

South Asia: Celebrating Eid-Ul-Fitr

Yesterday Muslims in many South Asian countries celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr marking the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. Many bloggers exchanged greetings and shared their rituals and traditions.

Trinidad and Tobago: “poor man's food”?

“Why are we so angry about the rise in the price of doubles?” Coffeewallah considers the popular Trinidadian street snack as an economic indicator. “The cost of living has increased...

Guyana: celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr

Lifespan of a Chennette describes her family's elaborate preparations for celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr in Guyana — complete with menus.

Trinidad and Tobago: pommecythere chow

Simply Trini shares a recipe for a Trinidadian speciality: pommecythere chow, i.e. a kind of spicy pickle made a with a fruit popular in the Caribbean (also know as golden...

Colombia: Love and Friendship day in Online times

September is Love and Friendship month in Colombia, and to celebrate, many participate in gift exchanges, to the chagrin of some who dislike this tradition which has already migrated to...

Japan: Japanese pickles

Ad Blankestijn from Japan Navigator introduced different types of Japanese pickling.

Pakistan: Shifting The Blame For Stampede Death

Kalsoom at CHUP: Changing Up Pakistan informs that yesterday at least 19 women were killed in a stampede while collecting food in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Karachi. “In...

Panama: The Arepa Buzz

In Panama, Rob Rivera writes that the shop in Via España that sells arepas, a popular food in the country, is deserving of all the buzz that it has been...

USA: 30 New York Mosques in 30 Days

Two young men in New York City, Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq, are nearing the end of their journey to document visits to "30 mosques in 30 days" on their...

India: The Delhi Bloggers Meet #31

Raja Basu at Potpourri informs that on 12th September, 2009 “the ‘Delhi Bloggers Bloc’ (DBB) had its 31st meet at the Jama Masjid of Old Delhi, followed by a solid...

Japan: In Response to ‘The Cove’

Lisa Katayama at Tokyo Mango blogs about an update about the dolphin killings in Taiji from the Oceanic Preservation Society, the organization behind the documentary ‘The Cove’.

Palestine: The Experience Of Ramadan In Gaza

Bloggers in Gaza write about how people are managing this Ramadan, and describe how traditions are being kept alive.

Morocco: Moroccan Recipes

The View from Fez shares some Moroccan recipes in this post.

Ghanaian food goes global and “You are invited”

Mushy, gooey, fragrant, grainy, tasty, starchy, spicy, creamy, rotund, freaking amazing—these are just some of the adjectives bloggers use to describe Ghanaian cuisine. From Seoul to London, Guangzhou to Tamale,...

Cuba: Filtering Connections

Yoani Sanchez ruminates on the many changes September brings, including this surprise: “Since last Friday it is impossible to [connect] to Voces Cubanas from the Island. They have applied to...

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