The flamboyant designer of Japanese cartoon and global mega-brand Hello Kitty defended the cute cat against new rivals Thursday as the character prepares to celebrate her 40th birthday.
What happens when you put together hundreds of provocative women in very, very sexy bikinis, a number of awesome performances from several Pinoy rock icons, and a plethora of happified men guzzling down alcoholic drinks while prancing around to the beat of the music?
US chain Starbucks Wednesday opened its first cafe in Colombia — a world famous coffee exporter — apparently unafraid it will be like selling sand at the beach.
One bite of chef Ainer Ebue’s chicken roll and I was back in my Lola Carlota’s kitchen. In Sta. Cruz, Manila. In 1978.
It may not have been their intention, but when Francis “Kiko” Dy and Jessica Gallegos, the young duo behind artisanal sausage brand The Butchery, talked about the delectable food they found in Isabela, I took it as an invitation to visit a place many people know only for its pancit cabagan.
The macaroni and cheese glistens under the glare of the evening lights, a golden crust of Cheddar cheese spread over curls of elbow macaroni—inviting, unapologetic, conjuring images of home-cooked meals eaten in the comfort of a warm kitchen. Beside it the meat loaf drips with a rich brown gravy and looks equally tempting.
From the outside, Banzai looks like an office building, spare and boxy save for a few standees announcing the specialties. Inside, however, is an open layout of live cooking stations taking up most of the middle portion.
Jhaymar “JM” de Jesus, 24, had no desire to pursue a culinary career till his dearest grandmother passed away a few years ago. His parents separated when he was 8, and he grew up in his lola’s place in Lucena City, Quezon. He was later tagged by family and friends as “lola’s boy.”