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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 »

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 »

San Miguel Christmas menu covers Philippine holiday staples

San Miguel Pure Foods Culinary Center (SMPFCC) recently hosted a Christmas dinner at Damaso Residencia in Greenhills, Ortigas, for food writers and foodies.

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

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 »

‘A Better Way to Salvation’


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It’s an inspiring time for the Catholic Church as Pope Francis brings a fresh energy to the faith, making disillusioned members do a double take on an institution that has been severely suffering from the disconnect between the congregation and the clergy.

Posted: April 6th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Fishman whips up special meatless menu for Lent

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Making sacrifices does not mean having the same fish fillet or Chicken Inasal over and over again this Lenten season, according to Chef Peter Ayson.

Posted: March 3rd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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