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A Japanese perspective

Roving reporter Emily from the blog Hey from Japan- Notes on Moving, “filed” this report following my posts about shark finning in Mozambique and the primary reason for it i.e. shark fin soup. I use the term “filed” but what she actually did was send me some photographs she took, added some interesting notes, and […]

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Things I didn’t know about shark fin soup

Recently I wrote about the effect of shark fishing and shark finning on the Mozambique coastline (see this post). I realized that I didn’t know much about it – what exactly shark fin soup is, who eats it and how it originated. So I did a little research and found some interesting facts about it. […]

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Top Chef Mozambique 2011

This post is part of the Mozambique 2011 series. The previous post in this series is Art and crafts in Mozambique. “An army marches on its stomach” as Napoleon once said – and Willie is fond of quoting! Going to do battle with big fish is a serious and energy-consuming affair. According to Willie, the […]

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Eek, there’s a mouse . . .

This has got to rate as one of the “grossest” (is that a real word?) stories I have come across in a while . . . but strangely fascinating as well! If you don’t like that kind of thing, you probably should stop reading NOW. Apparently, it happened back in January 2009 (how did I […]

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Cooking for Geeks by Jeff Potter

If you’re a geek who likes cooking then I’ve got just the book for you! As you may have gathered if you’ve read my earlier posts, I like experimenting with cooking/baking, more than I do making something that I’ve already perfected. Imagine my delight at coming across Jeff Potter in the September 3, 2010 Science […]

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Search for “The Ultimate” taken to end of the Earth

    There was a news article recently which told of the find of a crate of 100-year old Scotch whisky. The reason that nobody had thought to open a bottle is that until now it’s been trapped in Antarctic ice.  A “souvenir” of Sir Ernest Shackelton’s 1907 Nimrod expedition. It seems that these bottles […]

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The Ultimate . . .

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been on the hunt for the Ultimate Cheesecake.  Before this there was the Ultimate Chocolate Cake, the Ultimate Carrot Cake (don’t know if this is a particularly South African thing, or whether it’s eaten elsewhere), the Ultimate Muffin etc . . . you get the picture. It […]

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