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Legacy pastry from Bacolod and other sweets and drinks for holiday gifting

Felicia's items via The Commissariat Manila Can't think of gifts to give? Food and drinks are always welcome because everyone loves pasalubong! Here are gift suggestions for loved ones this Christmas season, including new discoveries and holiday items from Inquirer Best Desserts brands...

Filipino comfort food for the family to try in Tagaytay

MAIN Bilao meals for groups Tired of the city? Take advantage of the cool weather and head off to Tagaytay City and check out the parks, cafés and restaurants. From Metro Manila, going to Tagatay is now quicker by taking...

Rice-free ‘lugaw,’ mango sticky ‘rice,’ bibimbap sushi bake—healthy recipes for rainy days

Duru Bulgur Lugaw by chef RJ Ramos Rice is life, but for healthier alternatives, you might want to try bulgur or adlai.  Bulgur is parched cracked wheat that is a staple grain in Turkey. It is light and nutty and...

Hearty Father’s Day recipes: air-fryer rib eye and cheesy beetroot patties

Air-Fryer Cheesy Beetroot Patties The air-fryer has been the quarantine’s star kitchen “budol.” Owners who have been using it even before the pandemic have testified on how it has been a game changer in the kitchen. Those who recently bought the air fryer over the...

A call to celebrate Filipino destination, food, and culture beyond Independence Day

Banaue farmer by Paco Guerrero. Leading up to Independence Day, you must have seen the #DamaKoLahiKo hashtag on social media. But what does it mean? Dama Ko Lahi Ko is Filipino culture collective composed of passionate creative professionals hyping Filipino...

Family recipes—‘mechado’ with mixed veggies and vegan apple crumble

Ama's Mechado with mixed veggies by chef Waya Araos-Wijanco Chefs Waya Araos-Wijanco of Gourmet Gypsy Art Café on Maginhawa Street, and Gem Tee of Salta Ristorante in Diliman, Quezon City, recently shared savory and sweet family recipes.  Araos-Wijanco’s family mechado recipe is...

Hip hotel-and-hostel properties soon to open in Palawan and Siargao

Hotel and hostel combo at Kip & Kin El Nido Palawan and Siargao will soon have new resorts that will cater to a range of budgets. For future beach trips, Discovery Hospitality Corp. (DHC) recently launched Kip & Kin, a...

Healthy and easy tuna recipes for lent

Spanish-Style Tuna Arroz Caldo   Tuna is, a lot of times, a cheaper and more accessible ingredient for meatless meals. Canned ones are easy to store and makes for convenient cooking.  Chef JP Anglo of Sarsá Kitchen + Bar says canned...

A creamy twist to your chicken adobo and curry, beef with mushroom, and ‘calderata’

Creamy chicken adobo. Do you miss being asked “chicken or beef?” during flights? Traveling is on hold but we can still have easy, creamy meat dishes while staying at home.  Every household claims to make “the...

Regional Filipino food and home products as tokens

Wildwood Wild Tropical Honey The creativity of the Filipino shines amid the pandemic. Special products that used to be available only in the regions are now sold in major cities. Take your pick from this list of food, homeware and paper items for...