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Seared black cod fillet ála Niçoise, lamb loin with salsa verde–airline food can be exciting

appetizer by Mathew
Moran of Australia

On my return trip to Manila from Singapore, I was asked to “book a cook.” There were nine chefs to choose from the International Culinary Panel of Singapore Airlines, each one with a prestigious reputation, operating highly regarded restaurants.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Delicious chunks of crab meat–in a tin can

PIER 717’s
Crab Cocktail
Finger Variant

I enjoy eating crabs but not the tedious task of cracking and picking the meat off its shell.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Turning Vietnamese amid ‘sisig’ and lethal Pampango fare


Invited recently to Angeles, Pampanga, my immediate reaction was, “Hmm, where will I eat?” Although my call time was still at 5 p.m., I was in Angeles by noon.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Online petition raises alarm on ‘unhealthy’ products


Before the recent University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) basketball finals in which National University emerged as champion, Arvin Maceda, who identifies himself as a student of the University of the Philippines Manila and an intern of the nongovernment organization Health Justice, launched a petition through the website change.org to encourage the league’s stars to join the anti-smoking campaign.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

What causes sudden infant death–and can a parent prevent it?


Do you remember that biblical story of the two mothers and King Solomon? It’s about two women who went to sleep with their respective newborns. In the morning, one baby is found lifeless and the two mothers proceed to claim the one who is alive as their own.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »