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Bread winners


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The afternoon air is heavy with the distinctively sweet scent of bread. In a basket on a table is a dizzying array of breads, enough to feed a Filipino family for a week. The baked goods come in all shapes and sizes. There is a giant conjoined pair of monay, huge as a person’s buttocks. There are breads in the shape of a lechon and the form of a crab. Scattered around are pieces of egg pan de sal, little golden drops of cooked dough. Visible in the pile are the bonnet-shaped goodies called, of course, pan de bonete. There are examples of the dense pan de sal de suelo, among others. Placed together, they threaten to overwhelm the senses: How can there be so many kinds of bread in one place at one time?

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Curiouser and curiouser


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PICTURE-PERFECT: The Pastors made for a handsome couple (Courtesy of Tom Pastor)

Where in the world is Dalia Guerrero-Pastor?

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Their bread and butter

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Man cannot live on bread alone, or so the Bible admonishes, but some 25,000 mostly mom-and-pop bakeries around the country definitely can.

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Let them eat bread

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BCC’s banana cake (Mau Victa)

The Cordilleras may have rice terraces but the region is hardly the country’s rice basket, managing only a yearly harvest of heirloom rice.

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Can healthy be tasty? Of course, you Silly Goose

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TOUCH OF WHIMSY: Puno in her kitchen (PDI Photo/Alexis Corpuz)

If it tastes good, it must be bad for you,” is one mantra often ignored on the back burner when Filipinos stuff themselves.

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