Symbolism will be the main course of a banquet at Friday’s inter-Korean summit, Seoul revealed Tuesday, with a menu featuring Pyongyang’s signature dish and food from the home towns of the South’s leaders at previous meetings.
An eye on the world
The deposit-refund system for bottles has been part of the everyday life of Germans for decades and was further expanded by the government in 2003 to include environmentally friendly products. (Article in French)
To feed the world while protecting the planet from global warming, the UN is embracing agroecology. This is a historic shift after several decades of the organization’s push towards a ‘green revolution’ based on intensive agriculture, an approach which is now under fire. (Article in French)
Could a plate of couscous warm up relations between wary North African nations? A drive to win coveted UNESCO status for the dish could at least get them talking around the same table.
In Nganda, a rural community in remote Senegal close to the Gambian border, restaurant owner Aissatou Tisse is carving out a reputation for tasty homemade, locally grown food. About 100 kilometres (60 miles) away in the village of Niakhar, handicapped Daba Dione feeds her family…
These days, when Najoua Dhiflaoui prepares harissa, it is no longer just for her family. She and another 150 women are now making money by producing and even exporting their ancestral savoir faire.
Anyone who visits the Balkans will quickly learn that ajvar, a delicious condiment made from red peppers, is a serious bone of contention among the many communities who claim it as their own. ‘Among us women, we pass around our recipes. But each of us thinks that the recipe of the others is the best…,’ laughs 44-year-old Vesna Arifovic. (Article in French)
‘Farinata’, a food supplement launched by São Paulo’s mayor to fight hunger, arrived in schools despite the scandal that these food pellets have provoked due their undeniable resemblance to dry dog food. (Article in French)
Arleth Martinez gets dressed, kisses the photo of her children and leaves her cell. She only has a few meters to go in order to reach her work detail in the first gourmet restaurant to be established in a prison in Colombia. (Article in French)
For half a century, Elias al-Najjar has harvested salt in the basins along the Lebanese banks of the Mediterranean. But today, like his colleagues, this 93-year-old man fears the death of his trade. (Article in French)