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· November, 2010

Stories about Food from November, 2010

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China: ‘Ditch oil’ floods restaurants

  28 November 2010

An economic investigation team detained a Hubei oil refiner Nov. 10 who pumped more than 60 tons of “ditch oil” into the local restaurant industry during the past three years, Hubei’s Jingzhou News reported. Concern over the prevalence of the second-hand oil in restaurant kitchens has increased sharply since an investigative report...

Taiwan: The Na'vi in “Avatar” Join the Fight against Petrochemical Plant

  12 November 2010

The native blue giants “Na'vi” who fought with colonization armies from the earth in the blockbuster movie “Avatar” has become the spiritual symbol of young environmentalists and students in Taiwan who stand against the Kuo-Kuang Petrochemical project in Changhua County. A march against Kuo-Kuang will take place on 11/13, and...

Africa: Learn how to make Jollof rice

  12 November 2010

Do you want to know how to make Jollof rice?: “Jollof rice is a very popularly eaten rice dish in West Africa. It is rice cooked in a spicy tomato sauce and is usually served with meats and sometimes a side dish of fried plantains, or moi moi and a...

St. Lucia: No Bananas

  10 November 2010

Repeating Islands notes that St. Lucia's banana industry “could take up to eight months to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Tomas.”

Cuba: The Remaining 13

  8 November 2010

“No individual Cuban not named Orlando Zapata Tamayo is more responsible for the release this year of 39 Cuban prisoners of conscience than Guillermo Farinas”: Uncommon Sense reports that the hunger striker will re-start his protest if Cuba does not release all the political prisoners as promised.

Japan: Snow crab season

  8 November 2010

Buddhika Weerasinghe published photos of the Snow Crab – or Echizen crab – season that just kicked off in Fukui Prefecture (about 300 km north of Tokyo).

Vietnam: Bún mắm nêm

  5 November 2010

Lan in Hue, Vietnam blogs about Bún mắm nêm (rice vermicelli with smelly fish sauce). She says it is the smelliest among the many Vietnamese fish sauces.

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Ecuador: Keeping Traditions Alive on Day of the Dead

  5 November 2010

Ecuadorians recently finished celebrating the Day of the Dead with liters of colada morada and many, many guaguas de pan, the traditional drink and food for the holiday. The special drink and bread are prepared and consumed on November 2nd, celebrating an ancestral tradition. The tradition was also celebrated through the blogosphere, where a campaign has appeared to keep Halloween from the traditional celebration.

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