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The Origin of Banana Ketchup

November 16, 2017 7:00 pm by Taste.Company

Banana Ketchup Ingredients | Photo Courtesy of Food Network By Kristine Cannon Open the fridge or pantry of any Filipino, and you’ll see the holy quattuorvirate: fish sauce, soy sauce, vinegar and —​ yes, you guessed it —​ banana ketchup. This sauce is arguably as versatile as the American equivalent, […]

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Naja Lingerie: Empowering Women

November 14, 2017 7:00 pm by Taste.Company

Naja Sprarrow Fall Collection ‘17 | Photo courtesy by Naja By Rebekah Sager Catalina Girard’s lingerie line Naja was founded on the idea that feeling empowered is the new sexy, and nothing is more empowering than knowing your money is going towards helping other women. Girard has set herself apart […]

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AirAsia’s CreateCamp Search Reveals Its First Grand Winner

November 13, 2017 12:00 pm by Taste.Company

By: Nina Tan Last November 9, AirAsia’s #AirAsiaCreateCamp: The Search For the Next AirAsia Storyteller revealed its grand winner, Paolo Garrido of Mapua Institute of Technology. By joining AirAsia’s social media reality search, young, aspiring, and creative individuals with photography and videography skills like Garrido are empowered by providing mentorship […]

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LASA: Leveling Up Pinoy Food in L.A.

November 7, 2017 7:00 pm by Taste.Company

Octopus and Fresno Chiles Dish | Photo courtesy by Lasa By Darleen Principe Brothers Chase and Chad Valencia, like many other second-generation Filipino-Americans, grew up eating all the classics of the Philippines. Dishes like adobo, sinigang, kaldereta and lechon, plus a lot of lutong Kapampangan—cooking from the Pampanga province, where […]

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Clock-In: Co-Working Space in BGC

November 6, 2017 12:00 pm by Taste.Company

Nowadays, co-working establishments seem to be the lifestyle for every Digital Nomads and small startup businesses. Another great place for freelancers and even for the entrepreneur who’s starting up their business opens up in the financial district of Bonifacio Global City – Clock-In. Clock-In recently opened up a branch under […]

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Petra: The Rose-Red City Half as Old as Time

October 20, 2017 7:00 pm by Taste.Company

 Petra at night. Photo by Culture Trip.   By Maria Steinberg Petra, the magnificent over 2,000-year old archaeological site in Jordan, takes one on a trip in time when kingdoms, camel-driven spice caravans, and grand temples and tombs were the norm. The feel of this once prosperous desert city is a […]

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4 Unique Scuba Diving Sites in the Philippines

October 19, 2017 7:00 pm by Taste.Company

Coron. Photo by ThePoorTraveler.Net By Hannah Logan With over 7,000 islands, the Philippines has made a name for itself as a tropical paradise for anyone looking for sun, sand, and clear blue waters. But, as alluring as those world-renowned beaches are, scuba divers will be the first to tell you […]

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How To Make Homemade Calamansi Liqueur

October 17, 2017 7:00 pm by Taste.Company

By Gabrielle Vernon Melzer I’m from Boston. It’s cold.  Growing up, my idea of tropical fruit growing up was a starchy, imported banana. Citrus was probably the most tangible of the warm-weather fruits; we ate oranges from Florida and lemons from California, but they were a treat from afar. I […]

How to be in control when disaster strikes

September 30, 2017 7:00 pm by Taste.Company

By Nina Guno For a country that’s in the Pacific Ring of Fire, disaster preparedness remains elusive to majority of the population. This explains the destruction and casualties that come with every hazard, and the long and arduous road to recovery after. Though the Filipino is undoubtedly resilient, we should […]

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Why You Should Visit Bloomington, Indiana

September 9, 2017 7:00 pm by Taste.Company

By Allison Yates Some might see the Midwest as the most unremarkable region of the U.S. When visitors travel to the region, they’ll see Chicago (which shouldn’t be missed) without considering the surrounding states. It’s no wonder: Indiana’s slogan is the “Crossroads of America,” insinuating it’s just another state you […]