A league of her own

A league of her own

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...

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....

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.

Halal Certification of Canned Tuna Products

Halal Certification of Canned Tuna Products

Halal is an Arabic term that means “permitted or lawful.” It describes goods, whether food or other consumer products, and services that are allowed to be consumed and availed by Muslims under Sharia law.

The X-Coconut

The X-Coconut

They call it a “mutant coconut,” but something that delicious is definitely more of a gift than a deformity.