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The latest Spanish invasion


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If there is anything that distinguishes Filipino cuisine from that of our Asian neighbors, it would be the heavy influence of Spanish gastronomy. Unlike other Southeast Asian countries that have distinctly light-textured yet very spicy recipes, we have heavier meals that veer towards the salty; saucy and sweet. This is in large part due to over 300 years of Spanish colonial rule and the osmosis of Spanish flavors into our own culinary lives. Hence, our love for flavors based on chili peppers, tomato sauce, garlic and onions.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

A Moveable Feast on Top of the World


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Seafood risotto

I felt the earth move. “Are we on a ship?” I joked, fascinated in spite of needing to find my bearings. Then I looked out the glass walls and saw the Metro’s skyline and stars. “Is this the Love Boat?”

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

An appetite for choice and causes in 2013


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In 2013, the restaurant industry was on steroids. Restaurants mushroomed everywhere—in Baguio, Pampanga, San Juan, Taguig, BF/Alabang, Cebu, Iloilo and Davao. But a few trends stood out

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Home away from home


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The Christmas season is an exceptional intersection of faith, festivities, family and food. It’s about reunions and reviving memories. For Filipinos, especially for the over 2 million who live abroad, it’s an occasion to come home and indulge in flavors we grew up with.

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

For Christmas reunion, why not Wagyu on stone grill?


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WAGYU beef

You can tell by the increasingly heavy road traffic… Christmas is here!

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

A SIM EXCLUSIVE: Destined to cook


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The five-star chef Anton Gusteau in the movie “Ratatouille” authored the book “Anyone Can Cook,” which inspired many an aspiring chef, including Remy, a rat.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Le Tipid at Le Paris


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If we were to believe “La Vie En Rose,” there is no better way to see Paris than through rose-colored glasses, with your eyes ready for stars and your heart ready for love.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Best of Cebu


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Cebu. Style. Pizzazz. Cheer and cheers. No wonder it’s the country’s top tourist destination in the Tourism department’s list in 2009, beating even the highly publicized Boracay.

Posted: July 7th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Hotels open doors to exciting music

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MARGAUX Salcedo at the Tap Room with Archie Lacorte, Noel Asistores and Lawrence Nolan. PHOTO BY POCHOLO CONCEPCION

For the past several years, some hotels in the city have been featuring music acts that don’t belong to the typical “variety pop” mold.

Posted: June 23rd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Best of the Buffets


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There are two ways to attack a buffet. There’s the standard way: just go down the line from soup to salads to cold plates to hot plates to dessert. (Booooo-ring!)

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Eats in the East


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Hong Kong means dim sum heaven. So first things first: Don’t miss the xiao long bao at New York Times fave Din Tai Fung (Shop 3-9, G/F, 68 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay; Shop 130, 3/F, Silvercord, 30 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. No reservations.) It’s umami heaven!

Posted: May 5th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

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