Ingredient I least likely want to work with

Ingredient I least likely want to work with

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...

Tips and tricks for home bakers

Tips and tricks for home bakers

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...

Homemade by Roshan

Homemade by Roshan

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...

A Halal Grocery List

A Halal Grocery List

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...

Debunking Misconceptions on Halal Food

Debunking Misconceptions on Halal Food

It means permissible in English, and though it’s a word that’s been prevalent in many food conversations, it still gets a lot of misuse and fallacy. In a nutshell, halal food is food that is acceptable according to the teachings of Islam and not considered to be haram...

Halal and Wellbeing

Halal and Wellbeing

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...

Mastering Maranao Cooking

Mastering Maranao Cooking

The Maranao are one of the 11 ethnic groups that make up the Muslims in the Philippines. Also described as the “People of the Lake,” they are indigenous people situated near Lake Lanao in the province of Lanao del Sur in Mindanao. The National Commission for Culture...

A Taste of Home in Dubai

A Taste of Home in Dubai

According to a 2019 survey by the Philippine Statistics Authority, the United Arab Emirates sits on the second spot of top countries with the highest number of overseas Filipinos, with around 13% of OFWs working in the UAE. In another online study, there are 679,819...

Going to Gulfood 2022

Going to Gulfood 2022

Held annually in Dubai, Gulfood has cemented its reputation as one of the biggest gatherings of food and beverage industry key players and decision makers, a stage where the latest tastes, trends, and innovations are unveiled. This 2022, the Philippines once again sent a contingent composed of SMEs with halal certification showcasing our local products at par with the best in the world.

Processing Coffee Beans

Processing Coffee Beans

Coffee processing is rarely in the discussion when people talk about coffee, but it really should be.