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Voluptuous crabs and good old reliable Filipino food for ‘balikbayan’ season

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PAKO SALAD with
salted egg

It’s Balikbayan season, which means, aside from an influx of See’s chocolate, squeaky white trainers and giant plastic tubs of cheese balls, the long-haul-weary Pinoys who have stepped off trans-Pacific or transcontinental flights are in search of a taste of home.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Age-old Italian recipes: Piadina (flatbread) and Polpette di Trippa (meatballs)

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PIADINA Kimberly de la Cruz

Italian cooking is never more interesting, fun and easy to learn than when taught by an expert whose name is almost synonymous with Italian cuisine in the country—chef Margarita “Gaita” Forés.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Italian chocolate now in malls

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Italian chocolate brand Villa del Conte, which has been around for 75 years, originated in the idyllic rural town of Villa Del Conte in Padova province.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Takoyaki balls in various flavors

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That bite-size wonder from Japan—takoyaki, a ball-shaped Japanese snack made of wheat-flour batter and diced octopus, shredded greens topped with hearty bonito flakes and a special sauce—now comes in various flavors courtesy of Tamayaki, with branches at SM North Edsa, Fisher Mall Quezon Avenue, Landmark Makati and SM Fairview. Its flagship store in the Philippines is at P. Guevara Avenue in San Juan City.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Bad mood is bad for cooking

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CARLA Brigliadori, left, and Margarita Forés, right,
make pasta the old-fashioned way—by hand.

Without the modern-day mixers and machines, Italian master chef-educator Carla Brigliadori works, on her feet for hours,making fresh pasta. She never wipes the smile off her face—as if the joy of cooking and the grace of her spirit are infused into the dough.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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