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Mercury rising

“MERCURY Rising,” by Gilda Cordero Fernando

There’s not a leaf stirring in the trees of our yard all day. All one can think of is a glass filled to the brim with ice. Also with water or buko juice or Coke.

Posted: May 25th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Sweet inspiration

MAKE My Magnum signature combinations

We asked people to share with us their Magnum creations. “The Magnum Brian—honeycomb crunch, two scoops of Speculoos and a pinch of salt on a vanilla Magnum dipped in dark chocolate. Magnum Brian 2 is vanilla ice cream dipped in dark chocolate with potato chips, chili flakes and grape Nerds. It’s a really mind-blowing experience. It sounds wrong—it’s sweet, salty and spicy and sour but just try it. Don’t think, just eat.”—Brian Chanyungco, Magnum brand manager

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Go For the Food: In Sicily, sublime ice cream

This Dec. 1, 2013 photo shows the exterior of Voglia Matta, an ice cream shop in Syracuse, Sicily. The corner mom-and-pop parlor offers nearly 60 dense, colorful flavors, made fresh daily on the premises. AP

Sicilians pride themselves on their contribution to the world of ice cream. History may not credit them definitively with the invention of the frozen treat, but it turns out that nature allowed them to have ice long before electricity made its way to the Mediterranean island.

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ice cream proprietor wins award

Francisco “Paco” Magsaysay, founder and proprietor of Carmen’s Best Ice Cream, has won the Keeney Award of the Ice Cream Short Course of Pennsylvania State University College of Agricultural Sciences in the US.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Blue Bell ice cream makes first Asian landing in Cebu

AT LA MAISON Rose. Alliance Française de Manille director Patrick Deyvant, French Embassy Counselor for Cooperation and Cultural ActionMichel Villar, Honorary Consul of France Michel Lhuillier, Alliançe Francaise de Cebu director Louis Thevenin.

It all started on a hot day in 1907 when the Brenham Creamery Company opened 70 miles northwest of Houston in Texas. By 1911 they were making a gallon or two of ice cream a day. The owners ate all they could and sold the rest.

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »