Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

· October, 2010

Stories about Food from October, 2010

Mexico: Interview with author of Mexican desserts cookbook

Lesley Téllez from The Mija Chronicles interviewed Fany Gerson, author of My Sweet Mexico, “a new cookbook of authentic Mexican desserts, beverages and breads.”

Bangladesh: The Importance Of Tea And Singara

Shehzaad Shams at Bangladesh Corporate Blog describes the importance of tea and Singara (snacks) in doing business in Bangladesh.

Guyana: Entrepreneurship

“Tell a Guyanese that something can make money…right away, dollar signs does pop up and paste on to them eye-balls like in cartoons”: Guyana-Gyal has big plans for when she...

Ukraine, Serbia: Food, Libraries, Dwellings

A Crimean Tatar wedding feast and fall's bounty at a Kyiv farmers’ market – at The Pickle Project; an initiative to help a library in the Ukrainian town of Konotop...

D.R. of Congo: Food Thursday: Pounded Plantains

Lituma or pounded plantains can justify a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo: “Lituma is a culinary specialty of the Lokele ethnic group–a tribal cluster of clans of fishers...

Russia: More on the Kremlin Worm

More on the Kremlin worm – at Dmitry Sidorov's The Putin State Chronicles. (Yelena Osipova's GV text on the worm scandal is here.)

Zimbabwe: What does Zimbabwe have to offer children?

What does Zimbabwe have offer children?: “Away from personal experience, the law protecting children or, more accurately, the lack of law protecting children in Zimbabwe is shocking. Looking at the...

El Salvador: Demanding Local Food

Colleen O'Brien begins her post “Growing Local Food Demand” asking, “Local food in El Salvador? It certainly exists, even though farmers markets, CSAs and advocates don’t abound in this country.”...

Japan: Udon noodle to cause water pollution

On Blog Action Day, Japanstyle reported the news [en] that udon (thick wheat-flour noodle) caused water pollution in Kagawa Prefecture (Shikoku Island). According to the post, the problem would be...

South Asia: Bloggers Discussing Water Issues

A number of South Asian bloggers have participated in the Blog Action Day 2010, which focuses on the theme 'water'. Let us look at what some of them are discussing...

Japan: Virtual water

On Blog Action Day Masato Fukushima reflects [ja] on the concept of Virtual Water [ja]. Japan has a very low food self-sufficiency ratio and rely on imports, he explains, adding...

Japan: Living a long life

Koichi at Tofugu has a few tips to live a long life [en] following the Japanese diet and habits.

Bhutan: Washing Hands For Better Health

“While we should continue ‘washing’ our hands with rice, let’s do so only after we’ve washed them with soap,” opines Tshering Tobgay on the occasion of the Global Handwashing Day...

Maldives: No McDonald's

Mohamed Saeed points to the fact that there is no McDonald's outlet in Maldives and weighs the pros and cons of having them.

Africa: Make Your Own Baobab Juice

Miriam shares her recipe for making baobab juice: “Baobab (bay-oh-bab) a very healthy fruit found in almost all countries of Africa, is just starting to gain popularity in the western...

Can We Halve Global Hunger by 2015?

World leaders from some 140 countries gathered at a United Nations Summit in New York from September 20-22 to discuss the best approaches for achieving eight poverty-reducing goals by 2015....

Senegal: Wade's Son Takes Over Energy Ministry as Power Outage Increases

Seneweb reports that power outages are becoming increasingly problematic in Senegal [fr]. More protests come about as food cannot be conserved without electricity. President Wade's son, Karim Wade has been...

Mexican Cuisine Declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO

Mexican cuisine is well known for its variety of flavors and colors, and for its combination of different spices and unique ingredient. This year it was declared a "Masterpiece of...

Puerto Rico: Stamps for Fast Food

“Puerto Rico has got to be the most bass-ackwards nation on Earth, canceling chess in schools because it's too passive while flinging federal funds around to promote fast food excesses”:...

Kuwait: Let the Tomatoes Rot!

Tomatoes are now eight times more expensive in Kuwait than they were a month ago - and netizens are not taking the change in prices in stride. They cannot find...

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site