Halo-Halo  Hullabaloo

Halo-Halo Hullabaloo

6 days ago
The magic begins with a crunch that, in the blistering afternoon heat, sounds like salvation. Whe...
Simple Joys

Simple Joys

13 days ago
Tokyo. A shopper’s wonderland. My friends are green with envy at my good luck. Sadly, I am not a ...
Burnt Offering

Burnt Offering

September 2 2020
A recent short story I read by a Filipino writer amused me with its description of the barbecue a...
Pistang Pinoy

Pistang Pinoy

August 25 2020
The word “fiesta” is Spanish for party, and has been localized as “pista.” One word sums it up—e...
Food Alarm Clocks

Food Alarm Clocks

August 18 2020
Since global 24-hour activity has screwed up our circadian rhythms, we are ever more dependent o...
The Sulô Coffee Shop: A Spark in History

The Sulô Coffee Shop: A Spark in History

August 11 2020
The essay that follows is an excerpt from a chapter in a book-in-progress by Erlinda Enriquez Pa...
The Devil’s Invention

The Devil’s Invention

August 4 2020
Where would the world be without spice? That pinch of fairy dust that transforms the simplest di...
The Non-Chopsticks User’s  Guide to Eating with Chopsticks By MELISSA SALVA

The Non-Chopsticks User’s Guide to Eating with Chopsticks By MELISSA SALVA

July 28 2020
  Of course you know how to eat with chopsticks. Just use them like giant tweezers and that’s all...
Revenge of the Tinola

Revenge of the Tinola

July 22 2020
TABLE PROTOCOL AND SOUP IN RIZAL’S NOLI ME TANGEREThe Noli Me Tangere written by Jose Rizal and ...
The Lucky Food Diet

The Lucky Food Diet

July 15 2020
Diet meal plans are aplenty – you may have encountered those involving nothing but cabbage soup,...
Lechon and Leftovers

Lechon and Leftovers

July 8 2020
There are many things the Spanish colonization gave the Philippines, not all of them welcome. But...
Undercooked

Undercooked

June 30 2020
The first time I invited my boyfriend home for Sunday lunch, my mother made lasagna. It was coat...
How to Make Beef Chateaubriand

How to Make Beef Chateaubriand

June 23 2020
1. Tie the piece of meat with butcher string using square knots. 2. Heat oven to 375*.3. Melt but...
Roast the One You Love

Roast the One You Love

June 16 2020
I look at the slab of red meat in front of me, the slight smell of blood still present. I massage...
Food of the Gods

Food of the Gods

June 9 2020
Chocolate is a divine, celestial drink, the sweat of the stars, the vital seed, divine nectar, t...
The Damnable Fruitcake

The Damnable Fruitcake

May 21 2020
That November I was 20 years old. My mother had died just the past June. My father’s clan was sp...
CHOP SUEY

CHOP SUEY

May 21 2020
Ingredients ½ kilo shrimp1 medium chicken breast½ cup chicken livers and gizzard1 cup cooked pork...