Stories about Food from December, 2009
Guyana: Of Prosperity & Rice
Diaspora blogger Signifyin’ Guyana is bringing back traditional “cook up rice” for the New Year.
Caucasus: The color of pomegranates
Ianyan waxes lyrically about its love of pomegranates, a fruit synonymous with many countries in and around the South Caucasus such as Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkey.
Russia: Stroganina in Yakutia
AskYakutia.com writes about stroganina, “the first traditional dish that will be offered you to try in Yakutia in winter.”
Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago: Fave Islands
Lifespan of a Chennette gives a comprehensive virtual tour of the Spice Isle, Grenada.
Ukraine: The Pickle Project
The Uncataloged Museum introduces The Pickle Project, “an ongoing effort to document and share traditional foodways in rural communities in Ukraine as a way of understanding issues of sustainability, change and community.”
Bahamas: Culture Change
Bahamian Nicolette Bethel delves into the history of Stilton cheese to make a point about culture: “I’m going to argue…that culture does not just happen. Culture changes — like what is happening I write to the indigenous Junkanoo beat (which is being swallowed up by a hip-hop rhythm that is...
Trinidad & Tobago, Caribbean: Sorrel
Learn about the one of the Caribbean's favourite Christmas drinks, here.
Bangladesh: Inflation And The Rise Of Food Price
J. Rahman at Mukti talks about the recent inflation of Bangladesh and opines that the real cause of increase in the price of rice is because of the relationship between the Bangladeshi Taka – Indian Rupee exchange rate.
China: Grassroots wisdom website
Husunzi from China Study Group introduced a Chinese website on grassroots wisdom.
No Indians Allowed
Haagen Dazs, an International ice-cream brand had opened its Delhi outlet and the sign on the door read, “Access restricted only to holders of international passports.” Like many Indian bloggers, J Srinivasan at Desicritics is outraged.
Armenia: Embracing multiculturalism
Ianyan hosts a guest post responding to nationalist perceptions of identity, culture and language. The entry concludes that all nations and ethnic groups absorb other influences, benefiting from such a reality greatly while also evolving into something with their own unique peculiarities.
Guatemala: Restaurant Review Blog
La Papila Gustativa [es] is a blog that has been reviewing a wide variety of restaurants in Guatemala City.
Mexico: Gourmet Food Fair
Lesley Téllez of the Mija Chronicles visits a gourmet food fair in Mexico City.
India: Recipe – chicken noodle soup
For some of us a bowl of hot chicken soup on a cold winter evening is the ultimate comfort food. Meena Agarwal at Hooked on Heat shares her mouth-watering recipe of ‘make-your-own chicken noodle soup’. Loved her idea of allowing guests to personalize their own share of the soup.
Guatemala: Stories and Artisan Crafts from The Ixil Triangle
Towns Santa María Nebaj, San Juan Cotzal and San Gaspar Chajul form the Ixil Triangle, located north of the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes. Because of its traditional hand-crafted clothing, the Chancol cheese, and its collection of myths and legends from the region, the place is one of the favorite destinations of hikers in Guatemala.
Japan: An overview of mouth watering gourmet blogs
Japanese cuisine is rich in variety and it varies a great deal according to the season and the region, and trying out food at various restaurants, so called tabearuki (食べ歩き), is a hobby shared by many people in Japan. Uploading pictures of the delicacies to be had at a special...
It's time to change the symbol of good health
In India, we've always believed that kids from well-to-do homes should look it by being chubby and plump. That was the sign of good health. Arundhuti Thapar at Just a Thought points out the fallacy in this thinking and writes that we need to fight obesity early and take more...
Guyana: Let Them Eat Cake
“The best smell of Christmas for me is the smell of black cake”: Signifyin’ Guyana is getting ready to bake!
Azerbaijan: Culinary Blogging
Leyla's Room interviews Farida Sadikhova Buyuran, the blogger behind AZ Cookbook. Posting recipes, backgrounds and photographs of traditional Azeri cuisine, as well as other dishes, the interview details Farida's passion for food and cooking and says a book is on the horizon.
Cambodia: Ban sale of dog meat
Vutha is supporting the proposal to ban the sale of dog meat in Cambodia
Trinidad & Tobago: Small Farmers
“Hopefully after viewing this you will be inspired to plant your own organic garden (i.e. if you don't have one already)”: Now Is Wow Too posts a video she recorded of an initiative by the students of a Trinidadian primary school.