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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

What Cookie Dreams Are Made of

June 2, 2016 9:39 pm by Bettina Bacani

Cookies are one of the most common, yet most loved baked treats all over the world. Consisting of flour, eggs, sugar, butter, and oil, this basic snack is enhanced by adding chocolate chips, raisins, or oats. The possibilities are endless. Try googling “cookie recipe” and you’ll get 36,700,000 results on […]