Stories about Food from March, 2007
Lebanon: Women, Politics and the Zalghouta
This week’s summary of the Lebanese blogosphere has posts about politics, peace activism, internal tourism, tradition, feminism and how to cook moghrabiyeh. So let’s start: In an educational and well prepared historical essay, Mustapha Mond discusses what he sees as the major reasons of the political crisis that Lebanon is...
Lebanon: Hummus Day
According to Lebanese blogger As'ad AbuKhalil, today is Hummus Day in Lebanon. “On this auspicious occasion, I am providing Hummus to my readers–for free. To enjoy, please pour olive oil generously over your keyboards, and you shall have Hummus oozing from the monitor,” he suggests.
Egypt: On the Falafel-Hummus War Front
Egyptian blogger Whispers of Madness is still laughing at the Falafel and Hummus war going on between his Palestinian and Jewish friends.
Jordan: Ice Cream Picture Sparks Debate
Jordanian blogger Roba got more than she bargained for when she posted a photograph of some yummy ice-cream. Read the comments section to see why.
Costa Rica: How to Brew Coffee
Uri Ridelman of Tico Food on “how to brew a cup of coffee the traditional Costa Rican way.
Lao: Ant Egg Dish
The blogger at Laoplanet.net tries out a dish prepared with ant's eggs. “It was crunchy with a popping sound in my mouth. I didn’t get sick or anything afterward. You got to love the way Lao people can be so innovative with Lao food.”
Cambodia: Coffee Roasting
Phnomenon finds a coffee outlet near his place in Phnom Penh that roasts locally grown coffee beans. The blogger has a pictorial post on the roasting process.
Israel: Bad Hummus?
Israeli blogger Yael has had bad hummus (crushed chick peas) and is wondering whether the traditional dish has an expiry date. “How long does hummus keep in the fridge once you’ve opened it? I’m wondering because I consumed only a small quantity of hummus earlier today from a carton that...
Bahrain: Falafel Recipe
Silly Bahraini Girl thinks her Falafels rock and gives us her recipe for disaster here.
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Coffee, Music, etc.
London Sevdah writes about the Bosnian way of drinking coffee and other traditions: “In Bosnia everything is fairly special and treated as such by most people – birth of a new baby, a game of football, coffee drinking, fishing and so on.”
Panama: Red Hibiscus Tea Pops with Yogurt
Seeking a respite from the rising north-of-the-equator temperatures? Head over to the Cooking Diva Blog and learn how to make popscicles from red hibiscus and yogurt.
Kazakhstan: The President Wants Halal Meat
Leila Tanayeva notes that Kazakhstan's president has called for the country to develop halal industry in its food sector. She asks though whether or not Kazakhs really care if their meat is halal.
Bahrain: Camel Piss Anyone?
Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif is urging his readers to have their belly full of camel piss – a drink he claims is Islamically sanctioned and therapeutic in one go!
Egypt: $450m for Bird Flu Campaign
Egyptian blogger Sandmonkey links to a news article which says that his country will be spending $450 million to conduct a nationwide campaign to vaccinate live poultry against avian influenza, otherwise known as bird flu. “But don't you start spreading rumors that we might be having a Birdflu epidemic or...
Uzbekistan: How to Drink Tea
Uzbeks drink tea all the time. At neweurasia, “Girl of the Sands” explains how tea is made and drank.
Cambodia: The Cost of Living in Cambodia
Khmer440 blog has some advice for people thinking of moving to and living on a budget in Cambodia.
Malaysia: Feasting in Ipoh
Traveling on a budget and still want to try great food, Bunnywunny recommends the Malaysian city of Ipoh. The blogger has pictures to prove her point.
Thailand: Chinatown's Eating Places
In a post titled Chinatown with Suthon, Austin Bush visits the interesting eating places in Bangkok's Chinatown. Suthon Sukphisit writes a weekly food column in Bangkok Post newspaper.
Olechko writes about the Kyiv Cake and other baked goodness found in Ukraine's capital.
Russia: Caviar Bar
Russian Spy writes about a surprisingly “democratic” new caviar bar in St. Petersburg.
Russia: Vodka Museum
Russian Kafe posts pictures from the Vodka Museum, based in Verkhnie Mandrogi, a village near St. Petersburg.