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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 […]

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Chef Janice Dulce: Contemporary Filipino Food in the Bay Area

September 2, 2017 7:00 pm by Taste.Company

By Chelsea Davis A year ago, I stumbled upon pop-up joint FOB Kitchen in San Francisco’s Mission District. The restaurant is helmed by Chef Janice Dulce along with her wife, Brandi, who runs front of house operations. Although Dulce was never classically trained as a chef, first generation Filipino-American Dulce […]

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In Love And On A Mission: Ven’z Kitchen Making Tourists Love Filipino Food

August 25, 2017 7:00 pm by Taste.Company

Ven, Venz and their daughter Caden. Photo courtesy of Allison Yates By Allison Yates Ven’z Kitchen is a small, ten-seater restaurant and private cooking school in the main tourist hub of Panagsama Beach, Moalboal, Cebu doing more than serving hungry tourists and teaching foreigners how to cook. With their love […]