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· September, 2011

Stories about Food from September, 2011

China: Obama Fried Chicken

Obama Fried Chicken (OFC) is now opened in Beijing. (From Shanghaiist)

Update on Global Voices Mentorship: Meet the Activists

For over a month, ten Global Voices bloggers have been working with activists from ten different countries as mentors of members of the new Blogger Swarm initiative of Activista, the...

China: “Dog Meat Festival” Cancelled

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translates the Chinese netizen's online campaign to petition against the Dog Meat Festival in Zhejiang province.

China: Chinese restaurant secrets

Ministry of Tofu translated a post from Sinablog exposing how some of the Chinese restaurant use chemicals to add favor and color to their food.

Peru: ‘Mistura 2011′ Ends Amid Praise and Criticism

In Lima the 'Mistura' festival of gastronomy just came to an end. It attracted a total of 400,000 visitors, and 9 famous chefs lead by Ferrán Adriá signed the 'Declaration...

Cuba: Hunger Strike for Human Rights

Pedazos de La Isla posts an interview with Rufina Velazquez, speaking out on behalf of her activist father, who has been on a hunger strike to demand respect for the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Republic Day Fare

As Trinidad and Tobago prepares to celebrate Republic Day this weekend, TriniGourmet.com posts “a menu suggestion for your table!”

Ukraine: Homemade ‘Samohon’ (Moonshine)

For The Pickle Project, Andrea Wenglowsky documents the process of making samohon – moonshine – at the apartment of her friend's grandmother in Kyiv.

Trinidad & Tobago: Sylvia Hunt's Legacy

“Even as a young child I was attracted to her warm, charismatic persona and soothing voice. She had a way of making every dish seem undaunting, approachable, and effortless. Unfortunately...

Peru: ‘Mistura’ Gastronomic Festival Kicks Off

Peruvians are very proud of their cuisine. When living abroad, they often say the thing they miss the most is the food. From September 9-18, the country will celebrate Peruvian...

Azerbaijan: Caspian Dreaming…

Aaron in Azerbaijan posts a well-produced music video by two of his fellow Peace Corps Volunteers in the country, singing under the name of the Caspian Dreamers, ahead of next...

Venezuela: A Dairy Cooperative's Struggle for Food Sovereignty

“PROLESA is a small dairy cooperative in the Venezuelan state of Tachira. […] the main focus of the cooperative is to purchase milk from the local community for the production...

Honduras: The Road to Becoming a Top Coffee Producer

Honduras Culture and Politics blogs about coffee production in Honduras, reporting that “The Honduran government has just announced projections of production for the current season that would make the country...

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