Stories about Food from December, 2008
Jamaicans have an innovative method of dealing with the impact of the global economic crisis – Iriegal says that merchants “are now cutting everything in half and selling it at reduced prices.”
Blogger Yoshihara (吉原) at Engineer Live no Henshûchô (エンジニアLiveの編集長) comments about a new trend which is spreading among Japanese salarymen. As a response to the Japanese practice of working overtime from morning to night without rest, many white collar workers seem to have decided to dedicate the first hours of...
A Yankee-in-Belgrade writes about celebration of St. Nicholas Day in Serbia.
Onika Henry at Discover TnT Blog recounts her experience at this year's Tobago Blue Food Festival.
“Our lazy stream, meandering through the softest rock, is now faced with turbulence, restriction and stagnation that have caught most completely unawares”: Christopher Lowe at Weblog Bahamas says that the silver lining of the global financial crisis – at least for Bahamians – is that “we are being forced to...
Haitianalysis.com examines why an extended UN presence in Haiti is probably not best for the country.
In preparation for the Christmas season, TriniGourmet.com posts a recipe for Punch de Creme, “another of Trinidad’s traditional Christmas drinks”, while Simply Trini Cooking does the same for Sorrel: “To me Sorrel is synonymous with Christmas in Trinidad and Tobago.”
The widespread cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe continues to take its toll. The United Nations reported yesterday that the disease, which is mainly transmitted through contaminated water and food, has killed almost 1,000 people (978 to be exact) since the outbreak started in August. This new death toll is a 25...
Trinidadian Sharon Millar makes a trip to Nevis for the annual NICHE food festival.
Some of the Russian/Soviet history December highlights at De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis: Birobidzhan demographics; Cherubina de Gabriak and the duel between Maximilian Voloshin and Nikolay Gumilyov; Vladimir Gilyarovsky; the Soviet war in Afghanistan; and a cookbook by Elena Molokhovets.
The Voice of the Taino People Online republishes an article which reveals that the popular Christmas dish pasteles is actually indigenous in origin.
21 Square offers a few tangible solutions for curbing high food prices in Bermuda.
Vinos del Uruguay [es] is a blog devoted to the wines of the company Casa Filgueira in Uruguay.
The Moroccan McDonald's franchise faced controversy last week after it released a children's “Happy Meal” toy which included a map of Morocco. The borders on the map separated Western Sahara from Morocco; the Western Sahara is a disputed territory between Morocco and the Algerian-backed Polisario Front. The controversy ended with...
In an entry entitled, “The Israeli Army Raid on my Street Ruined my Shawarma,” Mo-ha-med of The Traveller Within posts about returning from shopping to find a road in his Ramallah neighborhood blocked. He complains, “By now, my shawarma was cold. Damn Occupation!”
The Haitian Blogger reports that storm victims are dying of starvation because of the delay in getting goods to the island: “The situation is that aid agencies are in control of foreign aid to Haiti and the Haitian government as usual, is being cut out of the picture and were...
In “Breastfeeding and Judaism: Why Moses’ Mother Didn’t Put Bottles Into The Ark Of Bulrushes,” Hannah Katsman of the Green Prophet explains the importance of breastfeeding in Jewish law and tradition compared with its role in Israeli society today.
Nick Brooks of Sand and Dust reports that McDonald's recently came under fire in Morocco for not including the Western Sahara on its maps of the country. The fast food giant caved to pressure. Brooks shares his opinion.
A curious situation in Jamaica: a spate of robberies from “a gang of housebreakers [that] have been cleaning out people's homes, only pausing to mix their favourite drink, baby cereal.” Iriegal is befuddled.
Homero shares a recipe from his mother for the Nicaraguan dish Mondongo Soup [es].
Saymama starts a “Best in the city” series about places in Lagos where to find, for instance, the best croissant or the best plantain chips.