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It’s been a month since I returned to the corporate world as a chef at a large food conglomerate.  I have always been an advocate of  the slow food movement and constantly preach about the farm-to-table philosophy.  Today I visited … Continue reading

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A visit to Champagne house Vranken-Pommery

June  2014.  Our class visits the large Champagne house of Vranken-Pommery in Reims. It was founded in 1858  and owes much of its success to the widow Madame Louise Pommery. The cellars are 100 feet or exactly 116 steps below … Continue reading

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Miguel Pacheco’s Open Kitchen by 48 Concepts at Kapitolyo

Carlos Miguel Pacheco is definitely an up-and-coming chef. His restaurant in Kapitolyo Pasig is called Open Kitchen by 48 Concepts. I remember Miguel at DLS-CSB SHRIM as a culinary student who loved to rap and sing. I mean he would … Continue reading

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Food for the soul: Cafe at the Pinto Art Museum Antipolo

The Sunday afternoon drive up to Antipolo City turned out to be a pleasant surprise! We found the Pinto Art Museum (PAM) and Cafe located in a sprawling property called Silangan Gardens. It was a wonderful escape to be surrounded … Continue reading

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Trixie’s Little Pantry Cafe

Iskrambol or Ice Scramble is a Filipino street food slush made of shaved ice, evaporated milk, flavorings,  powdered milk, chocolate syrup and marshmallow toppings. Alumna Chef Trixie Hafalla-Ibanez serves a gourmet version of Ice Scramble in her restaurant the Little … Continue reading

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No to Pork !

This a protest not to eat pork but to scrap the “pork barrel”. The mechanism is used as a means of corruption by politicians in the Philippines. Here are images of the event that happened at Luneta park today.  This … Continue reading

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Chef Kannan’s Oliva Bistro Café

One fine day, we braved the Manila traffic to visit our former colleague Chef Kannan Jayaprakash Sreedevi at his new restaurant  Oliva Bistro Café . It was quite a drive to get to Visayas Avenue but a promise to dine in … Continue reading

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