Bobby's Diary: Food and Agriculture

Necessity is the mother of invention

My mom came back from Liberia in March, having finished a rural livelihood improvement project there. She showed me some photos of the project. Look at this photo! What do you think these women are doing?

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Sushi is a creative art!

Sushi is one of the well-known Japanese dishes. My mom is working in Liberia. In Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, there are two restaurants where Sushi is served. She went to one of them the other day. When she was looking at the menu, she was intrigued by one of the names.

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Hydrangeas in the Rainy Season

June and July bring around the rainy season in Japan. During the season, hydrangeas are beautiful everywhere. Colorful hydrangeas are also in bloom near my apartment. The other day, my mom went to a cake shop near our apartment, and found this item there. What does it look like?

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What is happening in the fruit value chain?

It might be a little too late, but let me tell you about this. On January 3rd, my mom went to a restaurant in Tokyo to have lunch with her friend. Across the road from the restaurant, they found a famous fruit shop. They dropped in the fruit shop, and my mom was “beary” surprised to see the prices of the fruit there.

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There is no accounting for taste.

There are a lot of “food cultures” in the world. Eating habits differ, depending on the country. My mom has been working in Laos since last November, where they eat worms, insects, frogs, and small animals. Have you ever eaten any of them? Would you like to try some?

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