For the Love of Food

Efo Riro is a Nigerian vegetable soup. Photo used with permission from Dobby Signature.

Efo Riro is a Nigerian vegetable soup. Photo used with permission from Dobby Signature. More here: 10 Dishes From Sub-Saharan Africa Everyone Needs to Try

In Tajikistan, a man tweets his farewell to vegetarianism after being introduced to the country's tasty fleshy cuisine. Thousands of miles away, a Caribbean blogger's Instagram post entices devout meat-lovers to give her vegetarian “Rainbow Pizza” try.

Did we mention, a new breed of YouTube chefs are cooking their way to celebrity in India?!

Food can unites us. Cuisine can define us. And the Internet has made it even easier for us to explore our own identity and tradition through food. A few minutes of browsing even allows us to sample distant flavors, aromas and dishes in our very own kitchen. 

We asked our community of bloggers from around the world to write about food and cuisine that they love. Here are their stories:

04 Mar The Best in Korean Street Food: From Sweet Pancakes to Live Baby Octopus
28 Feb How the Portuguese Influenced Indian Cuisine
27 Feb Savory Momos, Sweet Sel Roti and 5 Other Delicious Nepali Delicacies
26 Feb Mushrooms, France's Latest Food Trend
26 Feb 8 Dishes From Africa We Dare You To Try
18 Feb YouTube Chefs Are Cooking Up a Storm in Indian Kitchens
18 Feb 10 Dishes From Sub-Saharan Africa Everyone Needs to Try
14 Feb St. Lucian Chef Nina Compton Still the People's Champ
11 Feb “Vegetarianism Equals Evil” in Tajikistan
07 Feb 5 YouTube Channels African Food Lovers Should Watch
07 Feb Uruguayan ‘Asado’, Much More Than Just a Barbecue
06 Feb Chinese Cuisine Documentary ‘Bite of China’ a Visual Feast
05 Feb 8 Irresistible Food Blogs From Sub-Saharan Africa
05 Feb Caribbean Diaspora Blogger Makes Meatless Monday Meaningful
04 Feb How Eating Italian Gnocchi Became a Monthly Tradition in Latin America 
21 Jan Korean Seniors Prompt Boycott of McDonald's and Get McResolution

And here are some food stories from 2013:

24 Dec 7 Things You Didn't Know About Japanese Food
22 Nov Japan's Independent Tofu Makers Are Rapidly Disappearing
06 Nov Global Demand for Quinoa Takes Toll on Andean Farmers and Consumers 
10 Oct A Tour of Typical Argentine Food
30 Jul Is India Biting Off More Than It Can Chew with its New Food Security Bill?
18 Jul 25 June Chinese Social Web Slams Local Dog Meat Festival
02 Jun VIDEO: Brazilian Toddler's Vegetarian Wisdom Goes Viral
28 May Coffee Art Goes 3D in Japan
23 May Peru: Is Junk Food Synonymous with Freedom?
22 May Cadmium-Laced Rice Found in China
18 May KFC Deliveries Smuggled into Palestine Through Secret Tunnels
19 Apr East Asia's Appetite for Eels Pushing Species to the Brink
07 Apr Bhutan on the Road to Becoming Fully Organic
16 Mar Anti-Whaling Activists Hit a Nerve in Japan
12 Mar Thousands of Dead Pigs Found Floating in Shanghai River
08 Mar Coffee Growers’ Strike: The Crisis Behind Colombian Coffee