Stories about Food from July, 2012
Trinidad & Tobago: Ramadan & Coffee
What's Ramadan like for a coffee drinker? Find out here.
Video: Let's go to Markets Around the World
Markets are full of colors, sounds and life, no matter where in the world they are. Join us as we visit - through images and videos - markets in El Salvador, Mexico, India, Indonesia and Thailand.
China: Chinese Alcohol
Derek from 300 shots at Greatness explains to his readers the ingredients behind different types of Chinese Baiju (Chinese Vodka).
Morocco: Mc Donald's Won't Serve Muslim Adults During Ramadan
An image of a sign in a Mc Donald's restaurant in Casablanca has been circulating among Moroccan netizens today. The sign reads, “Notice to our customers. During Ramadan, only children and non-Muslims can be served in the restaurant. All other orders will be served strictly for carry-out.”
MENA: Welcoming Ramadan
Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar has just begun. It is a time when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, try to get closer to God and celebrate their blessings. Around the world, Muslims have been trying to capture the spirit of the month with photographs, sharing them on different social media websites.
Puerto Rico: Strong Support for Land and Agriculture
Various organizations have warned about the food dependency of Puerto Rico and the urgency of revitalizing the agriculture of the country. It was with this reason that a demonstration was held to demand that the University of Puerto Rico not be forced to give part of its agricultural land to the municipality of Gurabo for the construction of infrastructure.
Croatia: Anja Mutić's “Local Voices Croatia”
Back in April, Anja Mutić of Ever the Nomad (blog; Facebook page) launched the Local Voices Croatia series, which now has eleven interviews with “people who are making a difference, the masterminds behind interesting places, projects and events” – “local “artists, visionaries, foodies, adventurers, nature enthusiasts… The creative cream of...
Argentina: Starbuck's Public Apology Trending
Starbucks Argentina caught the attention of social networks after publishing an apology for using locally manufactured white cups instead of iconic cups with the Starbucks logo. Some attributed the lack of cups to the current restrictions on imports in Argentina and some took a satirical approach to the situation.
Iran: Who Can Catch a Chicken?
The price of chicken has jumped by more than 80 per cent in the last few months and it seems chicken prices will continue to soar out of people's reach. Shoppers have had to dish out 70,000 rials (US $5.60) for a kilogram of chicken, around three times last year's price.
Hong Kong: Netizens’ Reaction on New Zealand Infant Milk Powder Shortage
The resentment towards mainland consumers in Hong Kong keeps alleviating. The Hong Kong netizens’ reaction on infant milk powder shortage problem in New Zealand is probably more intense that the New Zealanders.
Trinidad & Tobago: The Art of Cooking
Dawtah connects the dots for young Caribbean girls between cooking and independence.
Armenia: Public Outcry Over Killing Tests Oligarch's Power
The controversial reign of Armenia's oligarchs might be challenged following the death of an army doctor at the hands of security guards at a restaurant owned by businessman, politician, and Armenian Football Federation President, Ruben Hayrapetyan.
Start Your Day the Mongolian Way
Natalya, a Kazakh blogger, believes that every day should start with a different breakfast. In her latest post, Natalya explains [ru] how to prepare a traditional Mongolian-style breakfast.