The womenfolk are in for a stressful time during Chuseok, or Thanksgiving Day in Korea.
Sliced heirloom tomatoes, steamed lobster and house-made burrata greeted Pope Francis on his first night in New York, where a celebrity chef cooking for her second Pontiff said her menu was inspired by Francis’ humility and simplicity.
Abe (pronounced Ah-beh) is the Kapampangan word for companion or friend. It is also the name of a popular upscale Filipino restaurant named in honor of Emilio Aguilar Cruz—writer, painter, diplomat, gourmand and raconteur.
These days, the talk of the town are two phenomena: “Aldub,” the continuing love story on noontime TV; and “Heneral Luna,” a historical film that has achieved the near-impossible feat of sold-out screenings in most theaters for a month now since it opened.
Although I miss both of them, Tatang (Abe Cruz) and his son, Larry —together now, no doubt, enjoying the mother of all royal feasts in the real foodie haven, complete with dancing girls—I can’t help but giggle, pardon the irreverence, when I think about Tatang’s wake. You see, I made a bit of a scene.