Category Archives: Food

Coptic Easter and A Feast in Rural Egypt – Recipes Included

During the years that I spent a good deal of my time working and living in Upper [southern] Egypt while conducting  doctoral research, I was invited by friends in a nearby izba [small, extended family-based village, or hamlet] to join … Continue reading

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Easter Season in Egypt, 1834: ‘Smelling the Breeze’, Making Kishk, Eating Colored Eggs & Salted Fish

Manners and Customs of The Modern Egyptians, by E. Lane, is a two-volume set filled with lore about Egypt during the author’s time (1834). And although it makes for fascinating reading, the book is now largely ‘put down’ by post-colonial theorists … Continue reading

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Wheat rises to a symbol of equality and opportunity

Originally posted on MU Earth:
By Meghan Eldridge CIUDAD OBREGON, Mexico — A grain commonly found on today’s grocery store shelves has risen throughout history as a sign of equality and opportunity for those who eat it. Rachel Laudan, a…

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 42,000 times in 2013. If it were a … Continue reading

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Christmas Celebrations at the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika

A litle over a week ago I put up a blog on Christmas celebrations, village style: Christmas in Burundi: Celebrations in the Nearby Village of Kajaga-Kinyinya Now, here is how the ‘better off’ celebrate Christmas cuisine: Reposted 27 Dec. 2013> Chef Richard … Continue reading

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Happy Raisin Christmas and a Sultana New Year | Rachel Laudan

A holiday blog from Rachel Laudan about raisins, with a global view.  Afterwards, be sure to check out Rachel’s newly published book, Cuisine and Empire – enjoy! …So although I don’t normally do single ingredient (commodity) pieces, for Christmas this … Continue reading

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Christmas in Burundi: Celebrations in the Nearby Village of Kajaga-Kinyinya

Since I most likely will be unable to post a new Christmas Blog this year, what follows is last year’s Christmas Blog, Updated. Reposted 17 Dec. 2013> Related articles and recent events: African Beef Stew with sweet potatoes and mangos, … Continue reading

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