By Vangie Baga-Reyes
Efi Tabuena Taylor grew up cooking in the kitchen of her grandmother, Nieves Lagdameo Aguilar Tabuena. Her lola, an exceptional cook, patiently taught Taylor the rudiments at a very young age, including going to the wet market in Tagkawayan, Quezon, to look for the freshest ingredients.
Here’s a thought for prospective buyers of condominium units in the many thrusting new skyscrapers in the city: A tall building is actually less preferable than a short one, unless you’re willing to pay the dizzying prices for an upper-story floor.
By Norma Chikiamco
We had a delightful Saturday afternoon when the Royal Thai Embassy and the Philippine-Thai Cultural Organization (PTCO) held a culinary demonstration.
By Micky Fenix
Judging the sinigang (sour soup) entries at the recent National Food Showdown, we looked for the right timpla (taste mix) of sour and salty. We also pierced and shredded the ingredients to determine if they were properly cooked, not under or over, and looked at the outcome to see if all the elements were presented well.
Kitchen RescueBy Reggie Aspiras
Malaysian chef Alvin Fabian Emuang warmly greeted me as I walked through the door of his new restaurant, Truly Asia, at Fisher Mall. This is his second restaurant after the success of his Baguio venture, Chef’s Home.