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How to cook Tikoy

Originally posted on Cooking Class:
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…

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 89,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at … Continue reading

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Filipino New Year’s Eve Traditions

Originally posted on Cooking Class:
In the Philippines New Year’s Eve is fun and crazy. It involves huge family gatherings, tons of food, lots of fireworks and noise, street parties and karaoke until the wee hours of the morning. Here…

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San Francisco Union Square Food Crawl

This trip we skipped the popular Fisherman’s Wharf and decided to thoroughly explore Union Square on foot.  Amy is one of my best friends and host in the bay area. She arranged accommodations at the Hilton Hotel because parking is … Continue reading

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Chef Pam Obieta’s Chicken Adobo

Originally posted on spicebox travels:
Last fall, I had the amazing opportunity to accompany my husband on a multi-Asian destination work trip.  Our first stop was in Manila.  I had only 30 hours or so, so I spent my one full…

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A taste of Theo Philo Philippine made artisan chocolates

I was looking around a shop called Gourdo’s in search for something sweet. These exquisitely packaged dark chocolate bars caught my attention. I prefer dark chocolate because it has less calories and are healthier. So I picked up the confectionery … Continue reading

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How cheese is made

Adreus is on-line and asks me if I miss Northern Italy. Remembering the quaint towns, sprawling vineyards, historic monuments, wonderful food, our class adventures and misadventures makes me miss the place with nostalgia and an aching heart. It was terrible … Continue reading

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