Foraging for food

Foraging for food

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...

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....

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...

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.

Ube as a Global Trend

Ube as a Global Trend

Just a few years ago, most of the world had not even heard of Philippine purple yam or the root crop we call ube.

An Overview on Philippine Purple Yam

An Overview on Philippine Purple Yam

Purple Yam, commonly known all over the world by its Filipino name ube (pronounced “ooh-beh”), is one of the Philippines’ most beloved ingredients.

Different ways of processing pineapples

Different ways of processing pineapples

After harvesting, pineapples go through processing depending on the fruit’s intended use and market demands. There are two main options that pineapples go through once harvested.