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· August, 2010

Stories about Food from August, 2010

Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana: Ramadan Cake Recipe

“There’s a particular kind of joy attached to this month. Yes, it’s all about ibadah (worship) and the fasting and extra night prayers (Tarawih) can be a test, but there’s...

Libya: Focus on Food Blogs

Khadija Teri, from Libya, shares three food-related blogs written by Libyans here.

India: Uncontrolled Alcoholic Liquor Consumption

Ram Bansal at India In Peril informs that growing number of male Indian adults (currently 50%) are taking alcoholic liquors regularly. The blogger discusses the downside of the uncontrolled alcoholic...

Southeast Asia: Durian, the “King of Fruits”

Durian is the ‘king of fruits’ in Southeast Asia. It is known for its strong smell and taste which are appreciated and detested at the same time by many people....

Thailand: Street ice cream

Michael Babcock describes the street ice cream products which are popular in Thailand.

Singapore: Should food bloggers get free meals?

Singaporean food blogger, Brad Lau, was accused by a restaurant of bad behavior when he and his friends initially refused to pay for the food they ordered. The incident sparked...

Poland: Open-Air Market in Krakow

A walk through Krakow's Hala Targowa market – at Polandian.

Ukraine: Blueberries and Early Harvest

Blueberries and this year's early harvesting in the Ukrainian countryside – at The Pickle Project.

China: Food poisoning -Crayfish

Crayfish dishes in China are contaminated with industrial acid which gives patients sore joints, a sore back, pale complexion, and the rather peculiar ‘soy sauce urine’. (more from Daniel Mark...

Egypt: My First Fast

Food Jihadist, is an American expat living in Egypt. She shared her experience of fasting for the first time in Cairo this year. Muslims are marking Ramadan, a month of...

Colombia: Siblings Create Dining Hall for Hungry Children

María Eugenia, from the blog La Mariposa, writes [es] about María Cenelia and Carlos Hernán, a sister and brother who created a dining hall for children in Cali, Colombia. The...

Mauritania: Floods Impact Aggravated by Disrupted Roads, Sewer Systems

Kal writes that the severe floods in Mauritania have cut off communication between many cities, impeding the transport of critical food supplies. He adds that the limited number of sewer...

Paraguay: Soaring Soybean Production Prompts Clashes

As the global demand for soy rises, Paraguay has become the world's fastest-growing producer of the crop. But with resulting riches have also come battles over land rights and environmental...

Trinidad & Tobago: Fasting

As the end of the first week of Ramadan approaches, Lifespan of a Chennette shares a bit about those all-important meals.

Morocco: The Ramadan Diaries

As the month of Ramadan begins, Moroccans share thoughts, reflections...even recipes. Jillian York has the story.

China: Did powdered milk cause infant breast development?

Recently across China, more than 20 infant girls have been found to have begun developing breasts in what has been called “mini-puberty”. Reports also indicate that at least 3 infant...

Lebanon: Why do Food Prices go up in Ramadan?

Lebanese blogger Mustapha explains his theory on why food prices go up in Ramadan, blaming the “mothers” in his post.

Trinidad & Tobago: Red Mango

“Yuh want ah mango? Dance de shango”: Simply Trini Cooking recalls “a little piece of mouthwatering bliss from [her] childhood…sweet red mango.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Ramadan

Lifespan of a Chennette and Lily's Blog wish everyone Ramadan Mubarak!

U.S.V.I.: Lionfish Threat

As lionfish continue to pose a danger to coral reefs in the U.S. Virgin Islands, News of St. John reports that the government's strategy to eliminating the threat is: “If...

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