From ready-to-drink sachets to single-origin espresso pods, coffee brands are making an effort to make their products, or at least make them seem, more sustainable. According to a study by London-based market research firm Mintel Group, nearly half (48%) of all new coffee product launches in 2020 boasted at least one ethical or environmental claim, […]
Just a few years ago, most of the world had not even heard of Philippine purple yam or the root crop we call ube.
Halal might not be on every Filipino’s culinary vocabulary – yet. However, they’re not exactly oblivious to it. Middle Eastern and Indian food have been popular cuisines in the country for decades. You’ve most likely encountered shawarma during a post-drinking eating binge in college or a kebab by the beach. However, you’re probably unaware that […]
In recent years, both the government and private sector have continually poured efforts into promoting halal food. Halal isn’t just a culinary standard. Its preparation follows a specific set of steps, including a method of slaughter that involves an adult Muslim and a blessing. Since it’s part of how Muslims live out their spiritual well-being, […]
Halal is the Arabic word meaning “permitted” or “admissible” that covers many facets of life deemed acceptable according to Islamic law. The opposite of halal is haram, which means “prohibited.” This can be regarding lifestyle, cosmetics, fashion, but more prominently it pertains to what is allowed to be eaten or consumed according to the Qur’an […]
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If pansit, hopia and ube halaya are starting to become household names in the US, it’s because these Filipino chefs and food business owners are working extra hard not just in introducing our culinary treasures to that side of the world, but also showcasing their creativity and talent in a way that will be appreciated […]
We won’t blame you if you’ve never heard of Johanne Siy or tried her cooking. Most of us haven’t. Even some of the most seasoned foodies and culinary personalities in the Philippines only learned her name in early June 2021 when Singapore’s World Gourmet Awards named her Female Chef of the Year. Top food consultancy […]
For young chef Don Baldosano, foraging is a practice that actually started at home. “Whenever my family would cook something like laswa, I remember as a kid that they would just walk around the empty lands around our village and start looking for kulitis or wild spinach to be added to the Ilonggo dish,” he […]
There are certain items chef’s can’t function without. Salt and pepper, for example or their kitchen knives. But there are also things that they don’t mind not dealing with. Among them, rude customers, a toxic restaurant environment, and this list of ingredients. Tina Legarda, Bamba Bistro Truffle. I have a love-hate relationship with it. I […]
Chef Jackie Ang Po has been cooking even before Metro Manila’s restaurant boom. Her restaurant Fleur de Lys Patisserie Inc. has been in business since 2001 and, as a spokesperson for numerous cooking products, her face is one of the most recognizable in the local culinary scene. But her success is equal parts skill and […]
One would think that a home baker with a long-standing pastry brand would have an overwhelming craving for desserts. Well, not necessarily as Roshan Gopaldas-Samtani who has been churning some of the metro’s best tasting cakes since the early 90’s would prove. At a very young age, Roshan made a conscious effort to avoid too […]
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Patience is a virtue that can lead to great rewards. This saying couldn’t be any more appropriate when eating crabs. Because, despite the mess and the tough time cracking shells and picking every bit of the meat in those tight crevices, you are rewarded with...
Every Filipino has a favorite ensaymada. In most cases, it is a coiled bread made with flour, yeast, eggs, sugar, and salt, topped with a type of lard, and sprinkled with sugar and cheese. But time—even location or innovation—has proven how the basic recipe for...
According to The Governor-General's Kitchen, a book penned by food historian Felice Prudente Sta. Maria, the very first semblance of a panaderia is The Royal Bakery of the 17th century, which was situated back then in Intramuros. It used to churn out bread for the...