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Risotto-like ‘sinigang,’ ‘adobong pusit’ with milk, ‘tablea’–Chef Wars have begun


Just before the storm on Sunday, Baguio weather was glorious. The sun shone and the temperature was just cool that it didn’t require sweaters or jackets during the day. So, it didn’t seem quite like work to judge once more in the annual culinary competition of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Gallery,Food | Read More »

Chefs join in Tagaytay hotel’s milestone celebration

SIGARILYAS Gising-Gising

What a relief to see the sun again after weeks of afternoon thunderstorms. Quite surprising that it happened in Tagaytay where fog, passing showers and overcast skies are the norm for all seasons.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Hitler was vegetarian


“Listless Filipino men eat balut, an egg in which a young duck has developed to restore sexual vigor. For maximum potency, you should feel the embryo’s bones and feathers as you chew.”

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

‘Bibingka,’ ‘monay,’ ‘escandaloza’ and other curious names of Philippine baked goodies

TEREN-TEREN of Los Filipinos Bakery in Iloilo

The bibingka set before me at Medina in Misamis Oriental, Mindanao, looked just like most Visayan bibingka I’ve seen.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

CDO’s rice cakes, local ham and fruits; Clark’s ‘chicharon’

FRIED hito surrounded by fresh mustasa at Binulo in Clark, Pampanga

Every year, Cagayan de Oro (CDO) is a destination for the culinary competition known as Kumbira, organized by the Cohara (Cagayan de Oro Hotel and Restaurant Association). Kumbira celebrated its 18th anniversary this year; I was there in its early period when the venue was held at a small place before moving to a huge atrium.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »