Stories about Food from November, 2009
Morocco: A Tasty Little Tale
My Marrakesh shares this “tasty little tale” from Marrakech, in Morocco.
Japan: Peak oil crisis and organic farming
Martin J Frid from Kurashi reports on a discussion on the projected peak oil crisis and the example of Ogawa organic farming project in prepare for the future.
Colombia: The Tradition of Arepas in the Afternoon
In Colombia, the time between 3 and 6 pm is usually reserved for coffee or hot chocolate along with the typical arepa or other baked goods. This has become a tradition passed on from generation to generation.
Taiwan: Protest against American beef by eating cow dung
Roy Berman from Mutantfrong Travelogue blogs about a recent protest action in Taiwan against the importation of American beef. The student wanted to show that eating American beef is scarier than eating Taiwanese cow dung!
South Africa: It was good food and wine
Travelwires’ post about Good Food and Wine show in South Africa: “According to Cashmore, record crowds thronged through the entrances to see, taste, participate and buy. Many of the visitors came back for a second and even a third time.”
Jamaica: Home Remedies
The Phoenix in a Gas House writes an informative post about a few Jamaican home remedies.
Vietnam: Food safety
Health authorities discovered that a Vietnamese bottled drinking water is not safe for consumption. Banned food items are also being sold in many market stalls.
Pakistan: Devoted To Pomegranate
Owais Mughal at All Things Pakistan celebrates Pakistan's important fruit species pomegranate and its influence on art, literature, language and poetry.
Sheki, Azerbaijan makes two posts on specific traditions practiced in her home country. In the first post, the blog explains how the shoes of visitors to homes are paired outside the front door, and in the second it looks at pickling white cucumbers.
Russia, U.S.: Abramovich Pays $47,221 for Dinner
A discussion of Roman Abramovich's $47,221 dinner tab from a NYC restaurant – at Eternal Remont.
Morocco: Touring the Moroccan Foodscape
Ask anyone who's never been what they know about Morocco, and it's likely that one of the first words out of their mouth will be "couscous." The seminal Moroccan dish is famous the world over, and to many, is synonymous with the country itself. But Moroccan cuisine goes far beyond couscous, offering delectables both sweet and savory, meaty and vegetarian. And this week, bloggers are tempting us with all of it!
Trinidad & Tobago: “Solo” Mio
Trinidadian blogger Club Soda and Salt shares his thoughts “on how to beat that nagging feeling of being quietly judged” when dining alone.
Jamaica: Of Patties & Personalities
Francis Wade thinks that Jamaicans and Trinidadians can learn a lot from each other.
Japan: GM labeling
Martin J Frid from Kurashi blogs about the actual [lack of] practice of GM labeling in Japanese food industry.
Syria: Tahini Pumpkin
A Syrian Foodie in London gives us a Halloween special with a Syrian twist to it, Tahini Pumpkin.