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Monthly Archives: March 2012

In My Basket Cookbook Travel Collection and Recollections

About a month ago, we were visited at home by esteemed food writer and cookbook author Lydia D. Castillo, whom my husband lovingly calls Ninang Didi. She entered our house with an iPad 2 on one hand, and copies of her new cookbook on the other. So cool. Despite her years, she still looked absolutely … Continue reading »

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Recipe: Binagoongang Baboy

(Pork with Shrimp Paste) Let me be the first to say that I’m not an exceptional cook, and I’m usually very lazy to even whip something up in the kitchen. I’m also not one to cook with measurements — I belong to the school of tantiyahan (approximation).  But after a series of disappointing binagoongang baboy … Continue reading »

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My Top 3 Favorite Ensaymadas

Everybody has a favorite ensaymada. You can’t call yourself a true-blue Pinoy if you have not eaten this sweet, coiled bread in your lifetime. It’s so much a part of our food culture and heritage — dating back to centuries of Spanish rule. These days, the accolade of  “best ensaymada“ in Manila is still a … Continue reading »

Categories: Cravings | 7 Comments