Stories tagged “food”
A little factory in a Himalayan village has spread sweetness to two groups in India: jam-loving gourmets and village women. This is the story of Bhuira Jams and its founder, Linnet Mushran.
Momos: Tibetans love these small, steamed dumplings. They’re particularly popular in Dharamsala, India, where many Tibetans live in exile. In this story, we hear that in exile, Tibetan cuisine can’t avoid mingling with the flavors of India or escape the influence of Western tourists.
Workers in Mumbai, India, enjoy a unique kind of fast food: Cooked fresh at home, then rushed to offices and workplaces across town by the “lunchbox men,” dabbawallas. In this story, we follow the journey of one particular lunch.
Residents in an isolated region of Nicaragua have been suffering from an acute food shortage in recent months. What makes the crisis noteworthy, though, is what happened to their crops: They were devoured in a bizarre rat invasion.
Mexico has a long tradition of entomophagy — eating insects. You may shudder, but some insects are delicious, nutritious and considered gourmet delicacies. The creepy-crawlies also provide an inexpensive source of nutrition.