Stories about Food from June, 2010
Ukraine: Kyiv Farmers’ Markets
Photos of berries, fruit and vegetables sold at Kyiv farmers’ markets this summer – at The Pickle Project, here and here.
Guide to Vietnamese Restaurant Menu
Viet World Kitchen provides a useful guide to understand Vietnamese restaurant menus
Taiwan: “When the Excavators Came to the Rice Fields”
Now occupying only 1.8% of total GDP in Taiwan, no one can deny that local agriculture has lost its once highly-respected status and is almost dying under many political decisions that are not in favor of agriculture. Or we can say that farming is no longer regarded as important and...
Haiti: Farmers fighting against Monsanto's seeds
Espas Ayisyen Toulouse republishes [Fr] Haitian Peasant Movement of Papaye‘s (PMP) official declaration after their long demonstration against the deal between the Haitian Government and the American firm Monsanto, to provide hybrid seeds to Haitian farmers.
Israel: Storing Water for Emergencies
When you live in the Middle East, water is essential to your daily survival. Israeli Kitchen recommends ways to store water in preparation for an emergency and what water sources you can use if your standard stores dry up.
Mexico: Visiting a Trotilleria
Carlos Hernández visited a small tortilla factory (“tortilleria” in Spanish) and reported on his experience on his blog Mas alla de Conoce México [es], where he includes images of the tortilla-making process.
Rwanda: Kigali Restaurant Reviews
If you are planning on visiting Kigali, Rwanda then you should visit a blog by Jiffler called Kigali Restaurant Reviews.
Nigeria: New Nigerian food blog
The Avartsy Kitchen Chronicles is a new Nigerian food blog:”I was inspired to start this mainly because I noticed a dearth online for Nigerian food recipes and pictures.”
Lithuania-Russia: Swastikas on Baltic products
Alan Hendrixson of With a Grain of Druska draws attention to Lithuanian dairy products being labelled with swastikas in Russia, according to his translation of a Delfi.lt article.
Bangladesh: Sweet And Savory Snacks
Bangladesh Unlocked posts a review of some sweet and savory snacks from across Bangladesh.
St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Price of “Progress”
Abeni notices the proliferation of fast food franchises in St. Vincent and the Grenadines: “As our nation gorges itself on fast food and channel surf to our leisure we get fatter and fatter placing more burden on the shaky health system.”
India: Of food tales and recipes
Food fiction and chocolate brownies – a delectable combination. Bong Mom at Bong Mom's Cookbook, pens a touching tale of a birthday entwined with some delectable sweet dish recipes.
Trinidad & Tobago: Media & Food
“The food industry is engaged in a number of strategies, sometimes considered questionable, to control the dissemination of information and the general response to their products”: Simply Trini Cooking considers how advertising influences food choices.
Haiti: Farmers’ Rights
The Haitian Blogger republishes a Facebook report that supports Haitian farmers “in their epic fight against the Monsanto multinational corporation.”
Taiwan: An open letter to Japanese architect Tadao Ando
Architect and blogger Sun De-hong(孫德鴻), in his open letter, asks Tadao Ando, the famous Japanese architect “What is social responsibility?“(zht). Sun questions Tadao Ando–who always talks about “architects’ social responsibility” in speeches–whether it is socially responsible to build his new “Church of Earth” on the precious and diminishing farmland in...
Haiti: “No” to Monsanto
“Today, tens of thousands of Haitian farmers and earthquake-displaced peasants will gather on the occasion of International Environment Day to preserve the agricultural lifeblood of the nation”: Repeating Islands blogs about protests against Monsanto and their genetically modified seeds.
Japan: Tech-savvy fishermen get their business online
Asiajin reports [en] that a fishermen cooperative [ja] “launched a fish and seafood e-commerce site that sells what have been caught in Tokyo Bay in the morning of the day.” Some of the fishermen also live-tweet [in Japanese] from their ships every day @ Yoshieimaru (佳栄丸) and @ Kageyamamaru (蔭山丸).
Israel: Between the Bean and the Ban
The current political climate between Israel and Turkey may be tense, but something that every Israeli can enjoy is the beloved national drink, café turkí (Turkish coffee). Israeli Kitchen observes: “I see the sales girls taking a break in the shop doorways – each one holding a cigarette between her...
Niger: From impending crisis to humanitarian emergency
Amanda McClleland, blogging from Niger, says that the country has shifted from an “impending crisis” to a real humanitarian emergency.
Bhutan: Imposing Heavy Taxes On Junk Foods
Penstar questions the logic behind Bhutanese government's intention to impose taxes as high as 150% on junk foods.