• Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    ¡Ask a Comida Critic!: South African Restaurants in OC?

    ​The headline is self-evident, but let's repeat the pregunta anyway. From reader Lance:I was in South Africa during the [FIFA World] Cup and fell in love with biltong. Is there any restaurant I can get them in around here? Or just South African food in general?Biltong, of course, is the delicious, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    The Many Uses For The Vuvuzela, Soundtrack Of The 2010 World Cup​A week into the World Cup and everyone knows what the vuvuzela is. While the three-foot plastic horn responsible for the distracting buzzing noise that has become the backdrop of all 2010 FIFA games is probably not going to get banned because it's, well, cultural (and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Soccer? I Don't Even Know Her! World Cup Futbol Starts Today

    From the 2010 World Cup Facebook page​The FIFA World Cup--you know, that massive sporting event that only comes around every four years, the one that the United States practically makes a sport out of ignoring--starts today in South Africa.Lots of Americans think soccer is boring. Well . . . it is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2006

    1,000 Dutchmen without trousers

    Even if you're not interested in the World Cup and hate soccer, you can still appreciate a story that begins the way this one from the BBC does: "Football's governing body has explained why up to 1,000 Dutch fans watched a World Cup tie wearing no trousers." (football=soccer, in those countries livi ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 31, 2005


    FIFA 2005 introduces Mexicans to save its luster