January 21, 2020
18th-century drawings show fury of Taal
National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal
Fashion designer Patricia Santos apologizes for client’s unfinished wedding dress
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
Fellini’s birthplace Rimini marks centenary of maestro’s birth
Indonesia’s ‘mosque hunters’ count them up one at a time
Remembering John Baldessari, the most important artist of the’60s
‘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
How US artist Judy Chicago rocked Paris fashion aged 80
Paris, France | AFP | Monday 1/21/2020 – 04:00 UTC+8 By: Fiachra Gibbons American artist Judy Chicago had a glint in her…
Breaking down Harry and Meghan’s bid for ‘financial independence’
Following their newly-forged agreement with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry and Meghan hope their departure from the royal family will give them “financial…
The best-dressed guests at Dior’s Haute Couture show
Just like that, it’s Couture Fashion Week again! As we ogle at the creations on models sauntering down the runway, we also can’t…
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…
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…
After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads
French Baker, the local chain that pioneered in bakery-cafés and affordable European-style breads, is still going strong after 30...
From simple Angus burger to sizzling ‘bulalo’ steak
My son Diego recently turned 13. To celebrate, I called on the services of French Baker to feed an army of teens. I ordered known favorites of the young, as well as their young-at-heart parents.
From Davao: Delightful roast Peking duck
The French Baker founder and CEO Johnlu Koa said that his decision to use local ingredients for his bakeries and restaurants was inspired by Trade Secretary Mon Lopez and GoNegosyo.
What can a little baby do? Clap his hands and coo and coo… What can a little old lady do?...
French Baker celebrates 25th with Paris trip promo
French Baker, the original patisserie and boulangerie established in 1989, celebrates its 25th year with a memorable night of French dining experience.
Go Negosyo marks 9th year: ‘The way out of poverty is to empower the self’
Go Negosyo, the campaign that aims to fight poverty through entrepreneurship, marked its ninth anniversary recently at the Manila Polo Club. It also celebrated a number of milestones: the ratification of the Go Negosyo Law; the recent success of the First AgriNegosyo Summit; and a sharing of insights from big-time entrepreneurs.
French Baker at 25–success in taking risks
He won rice-eating Filipinos over with his European breads. Entrepreneur Johnlu Koa’s French Baker is turning 25—currently with 52 outlets, two upscale boulangerie-bistros called Lartizan, and two other brands that serve different markets.
Genius behind French Baker opens another specialty store
If you still haven’t been there, dahlings, dash over to the awesome Lartizan Boulangerie Française that has Cosmo Manille heating up! And I ain’t just talking about the weather, palangga. It’s giving us food lovers loads of options for our fill of fabulous cuisine.
Home and Entertaining
Johnlu Koa’s secret ingredient for his upscale French venture? Sourdough
Johnlu Koa has gone high-end after launching a longtime dream project he hopes would tap the A-list market.
New branch, new pastries at French Baker
I can hardly pass by a French Baker store without feeling lured inside. The aroma of freshly baked bread, the cracked pan de sal, and the golden brown raisin bonnets glistening behind the glass counters; the pillows of soft rolls encasing morsels of sweet asado or savory corned beef; and the flaky, buttery croissants are all much too tempting to resist.
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