What do you think of the pork barrel scam, and how can the public stop government officials from abusing this power?
Cynthia Carrion-Norton flits high-heeled around Metro Manila with energy levels belying her years, thankful for a controversial treatment she highly recommends to fellow 60-somethings.
It’s been a topic of debate whether a sous vide egg should be cooked at 63ºC, the most commonly given temperature, or at 64.5 degrees. (Sous vide is a cooking method where food is vacuum-sealed, then cooked slowly in temperature-controlled water bath.)
To his credit, chef Nicolas Isnard doesn’t feel a need to conform to the trends deemed politically correct in the culinary world. He dismisses the use of organic products, for instance, as more of a marketing tool. “I don’t use organic (products) just for the sake of using organic,” he says.
The Philippines’ Ariella Arida and two other contestants from Mexico and Russia received the biggest cheers in the swimsuit and evening gown competitions during the preliminary round of the 2013 Miss Universe pageant being held in Moscow.