Stories about Food from September, 2009
Are Tabbouleh, Hummus and Falafel Lebanese? Beirut Spring jumps straight into the medley.
Uln found the gift economy of moon cake during the mid autumn festival in Shanghai amazing.
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.
The Grand Narratives has an very interesting post about evolving images of women in Korean soju advertising.
Mohinga (monhinga) is the most popular dish in Myanmar. This is a peppery fish broth eaten with rice vermicelli.
“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 for everyone, even your doubles vendor. They are really a barometer for society.”
Lifespan of a Chennette describes her family's elaborate preparations for celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr in Guyana — complete with menus.
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 apple or June plum).
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 online platforms as well.
Ad Blankestijn from Japan Navigator introduced different types of Japanese pickling.
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 the wake of this heart-breaking incident, it seems we are all trying to find a scapegoat,” comments the blogger as...
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 receiving as of late.
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 blog of the same name.
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 meal at the ‘Al-Jawahar’ restaurant.”
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’.
Bloggers in Gaza write about how people are managing this Ramadan, and describe how traditions are being kept alive.
The View from Fez shares some Moroccan recipes in this post.
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, people are blogging about Ghanaian food.
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 it the same slow filter they use to block the connection to desdecuba.com for users in Cuba with very slow...