· March, 2007

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.

Lao: Ant Egg Dish

  12 March 2007

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

  12 March 2007

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...

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...

Malaysia: Feasting in Ipoh

  3 March 2007

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

  3 March 2007

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.

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