Category Archives: Peek into my kitchen

The modern Filipino menu challenge

“The great thing for chefs, the great blessing for chefs, and for people that care about food and cooking, is that the most ecological choice for food is also the most ethical choice for food.”- Chef Dan Barber: A foie gras … Continue reading

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Pinakbet (Filipino Vegetable Stew) Featuring a Top-Secret Ingredient #LetsLunch

Originally posted on spicebox travels:
For this month’s Let’s Lunch, a virtual monthly potluck on Twitter, the theme is a top-secret favorite food.  I’ve chosen an ingredient that’s not frequent in my rotation, and which even I was surprised to find…

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Our French National News Feature

Here is an episode all about butter.  In this feature Dr. Philippe Pouillart takes us to the Beauvais market to buy fresh produce.  In the process he explains the nutritional benefits of butter and the other products.  This segment also … Continue reading

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Foie Gras Sous Vide Method

At the beginning of class, our teacher Dr. Philippe Pouillart offered a minute of silence for the passing of his friend and collaborator Georges Pralus. French chef Georges Pralus is the inventor of vacuum cooking popularly known as sous-vide cooking. … Continue reading

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How to make bibingka

Our ancestors cooked bibingka by pouring the rice cake mixture into an earthen container lined with banana leaves. The rice cake is cooked using two heat sources. Heat from above and below. Bottom heat comes from the traditional clay stove’s firewood; … Continue reading

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That super cool Anti-griddle

We have a new toy in the kitchen called the anti-griddle. It looks exactly like a griddle, but this technology flash freezes food instead. Using a crème anglaise recipe, we experimented by making ice cream pancakes. It was so cool!!! … Continue reading

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How to cook Tikoy

Kung Hei Fat Choy! My Chinoy friends gave me tikoy as gifts for the Chinese New Year. Nian Gao or tikoy in the Philippines is glutinous rice cake. It is eaten at the start of the lunar year for prosperity. … Continue reading

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