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...
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...
Since the beginning of the pandemic, people on lockdown have turned to different hobbies to keep themselves occupied as well as to calm rattled nerves. Baking offers this kind of comfort. The number of home bakers have grown exponentially, either providing their...
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The 7 Top Food Exports of the Philippines
If Spain’s top exports include olive oil and pig meat, and India ships tons of basmati rice, what are the prime commodities the Philippines provides to the global marketplace?
The Philippines’s Unique Geography and Diverse Produce
A country renowned for its pristine beaches and infectious hospitality, the Philippines is also the culinary dark horse that is making its presence felt throughout the world….
The coconut is the fruit of the coconut palm (Cocos Nucifera), which is prized for its water, milk, oil, and tasty meat.
In Islamic culture, there are three ways to categorize food: haram, mushbooh, and halal. Haram refers to food and drink that are forbidden by Allah. Halal, on the other hand, translates to “permitted.”
The Philippines is the second major exporter of bananas in the world.
Patience is a virtue that can lead to great rewards.
Every Filipino has a favorite ensaymada.
Filipino bread is always evocative of nostalgia.
Today, we know the panaderia as the neighbourhood bakery, with bakers kneading dough even before the dawn strikes so they can sell their beloved bread in time for breakfast.
When it comes to cakes in Manila, we are definitely spoiled for choice.