Chicken and stew.
This is a culture where drinking parties are job requirements. It’s a place where you can market a product that lets you consume more alcohol while getting less drunk. Think about that for a minute: You pay 100 yen for a product that lets you consume more but feel it less. This only makes sense in a culture of competitive, shot-for-shot drinking, where keeping pace with your coworkers and superiors is rule ichiban.
Sixty percent of problem drinkers are salaried businessmen who claim that getting drunk with clients or coworkers is part of their job and a mark of company loyalty. To refuse a drink from the boss is a terrible insult that can damage a career. And although alcohol consumption is now decreasing in most industrialized countries, it has quadrupled in Japan since 1960.
Vada Pav, India
vada pav starts with balls of spiced mashed potato dipped in a chickpea flour batter and deep-fried until golden. Next, thinly sliced green chili peppers are battered and tossed into the roiling oil. Meanwhile, soft chewy rolls are smeared with various chutneys like tamarind, mint-coriander or peanut-garlic. The roll is stuffed with one or two potato fritters, a clutch of golden chili strips and the whole beautiful mess is squished together
Chicken Rice, Singapore
The dish is nothing more than poached chicken served over rice. The chicken is poached on a low simmer in a gingery broth until perfectly cooked, still moist and juicy. The same broth is also used to simmer the jasmine rice, after it’s been sautéed in ginger and garlic. Slices of chicken are served over rice with a side of broth, sliced cucumber and hot sauce
Contents: A fish, scrambled egg with tomato sauce, rice, spinach, cauliflower, and soup
Country: Buchach, Ukraine
Contents: Soup, macaroni, pickle, bread, sliced hot dog
Eating (and drinking) in West Africa is certainly an experience. While eating out in poorer countries like Liberia is considered a luxury, in wealthier Ghana it is more common. Here you see the ‘pine Favor’ restaurant, on the Togo/Ghana border. Businesses of all kinds in West Africa are often given ‘religious names’….’Precious Blood of Jesus Tire Rotation Shop’ is a real place in Monrovia, Liberia.
Another on the Togo/Ghana border. Dishes are often painted due to the low literacy rate of the population. This restaurant name is not a call for peace, but a shortening of the Bible verse in Isaiah 54:17 ‘No weapon formed against thee shall prosper’, a popular West African idiom.
Bilal, 6, Wadi Abu Hindi, The West Bank
The wedding took place in a village near Malolotja National Park.
Part of the ceremony takes place in a corral. Wealth is measured in cows, hence the symbolic importance of this struture.