Philippines networks with global F&B industry players at Anuga 2023

Philippines networks with global F&B industry players at Anuga 2023

More than a dozen micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) prolific in the Philippines’ food manufacturing scene are leveraging their export quality products in Cologne, Germany at Anuga 2023, the world’s leading trade fair for retail food and beverages, including...

Butter. But better.

Butter. But better.

The question of whether butter is good for one’s health is never-ending. Celebrated or vilified, butter’s reputation can depend on the day, place, and whose opinion is being valued. Regardless, it is a versatile dairy product that’s a staple in any well-meaning...

A rundown of Filipino chocolate brands

A rundown of Filipino chocolate brands

No other food is more universally beloved than chocolate. In the Philippines, our local chocolate bars, tsokolate drinks, and chocolate-flavored deserts have always been part of the local food culture. Here is a list of local chocolate brands to satisfy your sweet...

Coffee vs Tea Consumption in the Philippines

Coffee vs Tea Consumption in the Philippines

There’s no doubt that the country loves their cup of coffee. But with trends like milk tea luring in crowds of not only the young, but also the old, is tea slowly inching its way into the position of a strong beverage contender? Not quite. “Coffee has become a way of...

Ever had peaberry coffee?

Ever had peaberry coffee?

There's a kind of coffee that only a few get to enjoy because of awareness and/or preference. It’s called the peaberry, and every coffee tree produces only a few of it. According to Chit Juan, President of the Philippine Coffee Board, it only comprises about 5-10% of...

Herbal teas of the Philippines

Herbal teas of the Philippines

When you say tea, it exclusively refers to the dried leaf and stem of one plant: Camellia sinensis. All the other variants—white, black, and green tea—are based solely on this plant. In the Philippines though, tea has been used as a catch-all to any plant used for hot...

Turmeric’s place in Filipino cuisine

Turmeric’s place in Filipino cuisine

It may not be as popular as ginger, which is of the same family, but turmeric still finds its way and takes its rightful space in traditional Filipino cooking. Known for its orange color, which can leave stubborn stains on hands and clothes, this mighty rhizome lends...

Queso de Bola Recipes

Queso de Bola Recipes

A ball of queso de bola is the gift that keeps on giving. The sight of this red ball immediately elicits joy and excitement. This salty cheese, actually Edam, is delicious to munch by itself or paired with other charcuterie items. It’s also wonderful when simply...

Our favorite after-Misa de Gallo treats

Our favorite after-Misa de Gallo treats

As a rice-eating country, kakanin or rice cakes come a dime a dozen in the Philippines, but only a chosen few–two, in fact–have the recognition of being Christmas icons. Puto bumbong is memorable for its striking violet hue, thanks to a purple variety of heirloom rice...

Turning to turmeric for flavor and good health

Turning to turmeric for flavor and good health

A member of the ginger family, turmeric offers a warm, spicy, and bitter taste to many savory dishes and medicinal benefits that fight diseases. And it’s all thanks to curcumin, which is responsible for the root’s yellow-orange color, the flavor, antioxidants, and...