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    Quiet Baguio Cafes for Introverts

    June 25, 2018 7:00 pm by Cat Lo

    Now that the peak of summer is over, you can head to Baguio without having to squeeze yourself through all the tourist crowds converging in the Summer Capital as if on a yearly pilgrimage. While the City of Pines can be known for crowded city restaurants with long lines over […]

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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 History of Balut

    February 1, 2018 7:00 pm by Taste.Company

    Photo Courtesy of CNN By Kristine Cannon I vaguely remember the first time my Filipino mother ate balut. “What is this purple egg?” I asked her, as she carefully placed a carton into the cart at the local Asian market. “It’s balut,” she responded casually. “Ba-what?” I asked. “Balut. Basically, […]

  • 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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    Get Your Yam On

    November 21, 2017 7:00 pm by Taste.Company

    Photo Courtesy by Chustine Minoda By Stefanie Ellis For those who have grown up with ube, it’s exciting to finally see the rest of the world taking notice. Ube desserts of every kind can now be seen all over Instagram, and the New York Times and Huffington Post are describing it […]

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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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    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 […]

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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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    25 Seeds & Café Fleur: Chef Sau del Rosario Showcases his Kapampangan Roots

    September 5, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

    Pampanga is a province of delectable eats, all thanks to the Spanish who christened Pampanga as the first province on Luzon Island in 1571. The kapampangans spent the following centuries learning the basics of Spanish cooking from the friars and sailors that they worked for and with. This first-hand exposure […]