Chefs

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    Chef Spotlight: Chef Carlos Salazar (Rook)

    June 19, 2018 7:00 pm by Taste.Company

    Photo Courtesy By Stacy Newgent of Visual Candy Chef Carlos Salazar, Rook, Indianapolis By Stefanie Ellis Being the only Filipino chef in your city is a big responsibility. You’re singlehandedly educating the community about your heritage — and there is no one else to back you up. You might put […]

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    Chef spotlight: Chef Jordan Andino

    April 30, 2018 7:00 pm by Taste.Company

    By Jenn Wolf Born in Canada, raised in California, chef Jordan Andino has been sharpening his blade since he was a young boy. The exuberance and vitality with which he attacks life shines through in his cooking, and in his many successes. Though his wheels are literally always spinning, Jordan […]

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    The Sweet Truth: Advice from Heritage Patissier, Nouel Omamalin

    March 27, 2018 7:00 pm by Taste.Company

    By Stefanie Ellis Like many chefs, Nouel Omamalin’s love of food was nurtured at home, at the side of his mom, Ina. Though the two cooked together, it was Nouel’s solo experimentation that led him to realize he liked making bread and cakes above all else. And, thus, a pastry […]

  • Home Caterers for Your Holiday Feasts

    December 26, 2017 7:00 pm by Vicki Abary

    The holiday season is in full swing! Depending on your barkada, you might opt for a Christmas feast at someone’s home instead of dining out. It’s more comfortable, it’s private, there are no crowds, and no corkage fee! Holiday vibes at Inquirer RED event catered by Private Dining by Happy […]

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    Chera Amlag, Chef and Owner of Hood Famous Bakeshop

    December 12, 2017 7:00 pm by Taste.Company

    By Stefanie Ellis Celebrating a one-year anniversary at a brick and mortar bakery is a big deal for a business that started with cheesecake brought to a neighborhood potluck. If you had asked Chera Amlag, owner of Hood Famous Bakeshop in Seattle, if she thought her love of baking would […]

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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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    Chef Alvin Cailan: From Egg Sandwiches to Eggplant Adobo

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

     Credit: Matthew Zuras via Munchies Vice. By Krista Garcia Eggslut, the cheekily named food stall that appeared at Los Angeles’ revamped Grand Central Market in 2011, transformed the humble breakfast sandwich into a breakout star. Its signature offering, a brioche bun filled with a runny yolk from a cage-free egg, […]

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    How One Chef Is Rising to Obama’s Call for Action

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

    By Jenny Dorsey “No one is going to sugar coat your life, you have to take action,” Chef Harold Villarosa says, leaning toward me across the table. We’ve been talking about his work for almost an hour now and his glass of water remains untouched. He continues, “I’m from the […]

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    Get to Know the Woman Behind Baker P

    February 18, 2017 7:00 pm by Katrina Castaneda

    There’s just so much to love in a woman who knows how to work her way in the kitchen. Pretz Eugenio, owner of the brand Baker P, started way back in 2015 when she got mesmerized with this gorgeous, pistachio colored-kitchen aid at the mall. She wasn’t at all into […]

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    The Art and Science of Food Presentation

    December 13, 2016 9:00 pm by Karla Ramos

    Text by: Anina Marie Tan | Photos by Bernard Kenneth Peña  It was nearly lunchtime when three enticing, beautifully plated dishes were ushered into the room needing to be photographed. First came in a portion of gorgeously browned adobo flakes amidst some greens and pretty edible flowers, followed by a […]