Stories about Food from April, 2011
Pakistan: We Serve Better Food At Our Weddings
Pakistani blogger Tazeen comments on the UK Royal Wedding: “If I am not wrong, our weddings are better than any royal affair. We serve better food to our people.”
Yemen: Lunch Time at the Pro-Change and Pro-Regime Camps
One video-blogger captures lunch time at pro-regime and pro-change camps in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. Watch the video in this post to see the difference.
Trinidad & Tobago: Destroying Food
B.C. Pires blogs about “the Housing Development Corporation’s bulldozing of several acres of crops ready for harvest in Trinidad.”
Bahrain: Khobiz United
Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif shares a video showing how khobiz – a local bread – unites Bahrainis.
China: Changing Pork into Beef
Fauna from ChinaSMACK looks into the latest food security scandal on beef extract addictive which can turn pork into beef.
Barbados: Hot Cross Buns
As Holy Week begins, Tastes Like Home offers up “a Cross Bun recipe that totally satisfies…”
North Korea: Starving People Welcome Big Forest Fires
A recent NASA satellite photo showed a number of forest fires in North Korea. Free North Korea Radio, an internet-based news media founded and runs by North Korean defectors, reported [ko] that starving North Koreans welcome the news since the fire will clear land for farming. (Read translation here)
China: Dumping Meat
Ministry of Tofu posts a series of photos showing how Shuanghui Group, China’s largest meat processor, dumped tons of meat products, including ham sausages, into a huge pit it excavated and fills it with chemicals to destroy them after the food security scandal.
Vietnam's native fruits
Mach-Speed Whippets samples some of Vietnam's native and popular fruits.
China: Recent Scandals Show Ongoing Battle for Food Safety
A slew of food scandals have occurred in China in recent weeks, highlighting the country's ongoing challenge with maintaining levels of food safety.
Ukraine: Natural History Museum; Farmers’ Markets
A walk through Kyiv's Natural History Museum – at Uncataloged Museum; a look at Kyiv's farmers’ markets (here and here), as well as a traditional Ukrainian recipe for a viburnum (kalyna) drink, “delicious and nourishing” – at The Pickle Project.
Is Empowering Women Key to Eradicating Global Hunger?
As global food prices continue to remain high, with potential increases on the horizon because of soaring oil prices and supply concerns, experts says that there is one often-overlooked solution for fighting hunger: women.
Pakistan: Lahore, The City Of Foods And Food Lovers
Sepoy at Chapati Mystery posts pictures of street food in Lahore and discusses how the people enjoy food there.
Guyana: Giving Fish a Bad Name
Boy, does Guyana-Gyal have a fish story for you!
China: Netizens’ Comments on Food Safety
China Geek translated some Chinese netizens’ comments on food safety.
Cuba: Blame it on the Culture?
Octavo Cerco is reticent to blame Cuba's problems on its culture.