January 20, 2020
National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal
Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up
18th-century drawings show fury of Taal
Filipinos’ love of artisanal crafts continues in 2020
Pop-up shops are the way to go
Sustainability is the new luxury
Moist Diane offers the highest quality ingredients for a smooth and healthy hair
Holiday glam ideas from Pia Wurtzbach, Maris Racal, and Maine Mendoza
Shopping List: What you need to rule 2020 and where to find them
Indonesia’s ‘mosque hunters’ count them up one at a time
Remembering John Baldessari, the most important artist of the’60s
‘Pre-school Picasso’ shakes up German art world
‘Pasko sa Palacio’ highlights an old-fashioned way of celebrating Christmas
Smart inspires aspiring content creators nationwide with “Smart Play: Vlogger Camp”
A cooking competition that aims to make recipes and stories to life-long legacies
He, she, they: Americans and the choice of gender pronoun
How Habi makes a difference in the lives of Filipino weavers
UAAP Season 82 medals made of bullet shells from Marawi siege
Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake
Thrissur, India | AFP | Thursday 1/16/2020 – 09:05 UTC+8 It was a record-baking effort. Hundreds of bakers and chefs in southern…
Race to save animals on Australia’s fire-ravaged ‘Galapagos’
Kangaroo Island, Australia | AFP | Thursday 1/16/2020 – 16:36 UTC+8 By: Holly Robertson On an island famed as Australia’s “Galapagos” for…
Sustainability is the new luxury
I often tell friends and colleagues that I’m trying my best to live a bit more sustainably. I’m far from perfect, but…
Volunteer-run grocery revives rural French village
Sauxillanges, France | AFP | Wednesday 1/15/2020 – 11:56 UTC+8 By: Céline Castella Like so many villages tucked in the folds of…
Fashionistas grit their teeth and take the bus in strike-hit Paris
Paris men’s fashion week began Tuesday with the French capital in a grip of a 41-day transport strike that has already led to…
Filipino food and culture hub opens in the heart of Manila
Though it has food stations housed in a single area, don’t make the mistake of calling Islas Pinas a food hall.
Cebu ‘lechon’ sweeps the country
Cebu Lechon has introduced a whole new way of roasting pig. Today, most lechon are cooked in a similar way. Out of this creativity, many other great-tasting lechon have entered the market. In the end, foodies and consumers are the beneficiaries.
Tides opens in Lapu-Lapu; Maryland pianist-pedagogue mounts homecoming recital
The Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa held a grand opening of its new main outlet, Tides, with a record attendance by Cebu’s luminaries. Presiding the dressy event was the resort’s general manager Marco Vazzoler who welcomed the guest of honor, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza.
Cebu’s famous Zubuchon to open branch in Makati
The much-awaited branch will be located at Yakal corner Talisay Street at San Antonio, Makati, which is just a few meters behind Makati Fire Station in Ayala, Avenue.
‘Yan ang isang sikreto ng Cebu lechon–apoy! Don’t use coals, use fire’
When I think of the Queen City of the South, its lechon is always top of mind. Which is why...
Photos & Videos
Pork ‘lechon’ with onion gravy and apple puree–Cebu welcomes its culinary star
THE PIG & Palm, Jason Atherton’s first restaurant in the Philippines, opens in Cebu, hometown of the British culinary star's wife
Cebu’s boneless ‘lechon’ now in Manila
In almost any occasion in the country, lechon is a must. I remember it was a staple in my grandparents’ house during Christmas and other major celebrations.
Matteo Guidicelli, Luis Manzano bring out the Cebu ‘lechon’–as watch loop
Inquirer Lifestyle and LOOKbook’s 2017 Face-Off OOTD Cebu Edition had quite a fitting finale at SM Seaside City Cebu last Sept. 27: show hosts and Swatch brand ambassadors Matteo Guidicelli and Luis Manzano carried a larger-than-lifesize image of the world-famous Cebu lechon. And the audience gave it a rousing applause.
Celebrities and Showbiz
Why ‘Lechon’ Sounds Greek to Me
IS it possible that the Greeks invented the lechon? Apparently the spit-roasted pig goes as far back as the Trojan War! That would be around the 13th or 12th century BC, if we are to believe the Ancient Greeks.
Sunday Inquirer Magazine
Dedet’s ‘lechon’ degustacion, ‘pancit’ Parañaque, Bulacan ‘lomi’ at Manila Hotel till Sept. 27
IN 2008, American celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain hailed Cebu lechon as “the best pig ever.” In recent years, Filipino chef Dedet de la Fuente has been satisfying the curiosity of people abroad on what makes her own take on roasted suckling pig stand out.
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