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· January, 2010

Stories about Food from January, 2010

Ukraine: Salo

The Pickle Project writes about salo, “the adored raw pork fat enjoyed on its own and in many of timeless Ukrainian dishes.”

Kazakhstan: Glutting the Wheat Industry

Joshua Foust reviews the situation in Kazakhstan's wheat industry, noting weak professionalism of the agriculture officials in managing market price fluctuations and food crisis risks.

Haiti, U.S.A.: Donating Breastmilk

Repeating Islands links to a story about the importance of breast milk for the infant victims of Haiti's earthquake.

Haiti: Damage in Surrounding Areas

how can they hear takes a trip to Leogane and posts photos of the damage, saying: “The truth is that people need to see that Leogane and the surrounding areas...

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: On the Ground

“You try to get around as much as you can, but in the end you’ll see only a tiny fraction of the whole, and perhaps understand or read accurately only...

Azerbaijan: Birthday Cream Cheese-Swirled Brownies

AZ Cookbook, Food from Azerbaijan & Beyond, turns two and marks the occasion with a recipe for cream cheese-swirled brownies.

Trinidad & Tobago: By George!

Aisha at MEP Caribbean Publishers puts two rival Trinidadian doubles vendors to the taste test.

Haiti: Packing List

An interesting packing list from Caribbean Free Radio about what she's taking to Haiti.

Barbados, U.S.A., Haiti: Business as Usual?

Barbados Free Press harshly criticizes a cruise line for proceeding with business as usual in the midst of disaster as its passengers “continue to enjoy themselves at the ‘five pristine...

Chile: Emapanadas of Con Cón

In Chile, Pancho Araya of Santiago en Picada [es] recommends the empanadas of Con Cón, which are filled with cheese and various fillings, including oysters.

Haiti: Instances of “Looting,” but Little Confirmed Evidence of Post-Quake Violence

Four nights after the Haiti earthquake the airwaves and the Internet are seeing a raging debate over blogs and news media's use of the word “looting." Marc Herman offers a...

Guatemala: The Jocote de Corona Fruit in Comapa

Professor Luis Ernesto Grijalva created a blog [es] to showcase the municipality of Comapa in the Guatemalan Orient. In this entry, he shares information about the “Jocote de Corona,” which...

Mozambique: Demise of a massive biofuels project

In late December, the Council of Ministers of Mozambique made a significant announcement. A 30,000ha land concession to biofuels firm Procana had been revoked. The case of the Procana project,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Attillah in Manningland

“I am glad I came to see what is inside these walls. Being inside makes me feel even more of an outsider in this PNM black elite universe”: Thanks to...

UAE: How Safe is Your Food?

How safe is your food? Dubai-based blogger Alexander McNabb shares his food knowledge on Fake Plastic Souks.

Myanmar: Pork intestine curry recipe

dawn_1o9 from Myanmar shares a Burmese cooking recipe for Pork intestine curry

Bolivia: Coca Colla Energy Drink Made from Coca Leaves

Renzo Colanzi of Mientras Estás Aquí [es] finds it humorous that the Bolivian government plans to manufacture the drink Coca Colla Energy made from the coca leaf.

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