LONDON – The Department of Tourism showcased the best of the Philippines, especially its food, at this year’s Taste of London, an annual gathering of more than 50,000 foodies, chefs, and culinary taste-makers around the world, held at the Regent’s Park. Attracting crowds with live musical performance and jam sessions, the Philippine booth served dried mangoes from Cebu and snacks in the 5-day event. “Through the Philippines’ participation in this year’s Taste of London, we hope to give the UK a taste of Philippine food, culture, and hospitality,” said Ambassador Antonio Lagdameo. “Filipino culture and cuisine are steadily gaining a huge following in the UK,” noted Tourism Attaché Gerard Panga. “The crowd’s reception towards our participation in this year’s Taste of London is an affirmation that great things are coming for Filipino food, culture, and travel.” Also in the event is Mamasons, known as … [Read more...] about PH joins UK’s biggest gastronomic event
MANILA – Still looking for a place to celebrate Father’s Day? Check out these promos and treats offered by restaurants and hotels in the metro. These are not endorsed by ABS-CBN News. CITY OF DREAMS MANILA In celebration of Father’s Day, City of Dreams Manila melds luxury, heartwarming service, dining treats, and family entertainment to create an unforgettable experience for all dads. Crystal Dragon sweetens Father’s Day with a serving of a complimentary dessert of Mango Pomelo with Vanilla Ice Cream for fathers who will dine on their special day. The restaurant offers a Father’s Day a la carte menu for lunch and dinner from June 1 to 17. Fathers who will be feted with Nobu Manila’s lavish Sunday brunch buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. will be gifted with a complimentary shot of sake. On the same day, one lucky father has a chance to win a bottle of premium sake in the lucky dip activity. The Nobu Sunday brunch buffet with regular beverage package … [Read more...] about News Father’s Day 2019: Dining deals, treats for Dad
MANILA, Philippines — In what is touted to be the biggest Mango Sago ever made, roughly 150 kilos of ripe mangoes were used to make this record-breaking sweet and tangy, creamy dessert. “We removed and balled the flesh at the center of the fruit,” said chef Richard Hao, who, together with his culinary students from the University of San Jose-Recoletos, prepared the popular summer cooler. “We scraped the pulp from the seed, pureed and mixed this with condensed milk, all-purpose cream and powdered sugar. We then added big balls of sago to the mix, which looked better in the kawa than the usual tiny tapioca pearls.” The kawa, or large cauldron that they used, was four feet deep and six feet in diameter. Megaworld Cebu Properties president Noli Hernandez (center) with (from left) Gelena Asis-Dimpas of the Department of Tourism and Marina Hermoso of the Department of Agriculture This was one of the highlights of the first-ever Cebu Mangoes Festival, which was … [Read more...] about The biggest Mango Sago ever!
BANGASSOU: Four walls are all that remain of his house. Around it are piles of rubble, where opportunistic weeds grow.Even so, Muhammad Abdullahye is contented. He sips from a steaming glass of tea to mark the end of the Ramadan fast. He is home.Two years ago, Abdullahye, a Muslim in his 50s, fled his house in Bangassou, a city in southeastern Central African Republic (CAR), ahead of an onslaught by the "anti-balaka", a militia mainly composed of Christians and animists. According to UN figures, 76 people were murdered.He and around 1,500 other terrified Muslims found shelter in the city's Catholic seminary, where they survived, despite frequent attacks by the gunmen."We fled around 3am," recalls Abdullahye, whose nickname in his home district of Tokoyo is Baba Kete, or "Little Daddy" in the Sango language."We first took refuge in the mosque, but when they killed the imam, we all got into a truck and headed towards the cathedral," which is next door to the seminary.In the … [Read more...] about In a troubled Central African city, Muslims return after flight
World North Carolina's Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Juul Labs Inc on Wednesday, piling more pressure on the biggest U.S. e-cigarette maker that is already under intense scrutiny for its products' usage among teenagers. 16 May 2019 06:15AM Bookmark REUTERS: North Carolina's Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Juul Labs Inc on Wednesday, piling more pressure on the biggest U.S. e-cigarette maker that is already under intense scrutiny for its products' usage among teenagers.Josh Stein, the first state attorney general to sue Juul, said the company's targeted marketing toward youth, while downplaying the potential harm its products can cause, resulted in an "epidemic" of vaping among minors.Stein announced an investigation into Juul last October looking into its marketing practices and retail partners.Juul's e-cigarettes resemble USB flash drives and work by vaporizing a nicotine-laced liquid.Stein said he shared information from his investigation with other … [Read more...] about North Carolina Attorney General sues Juul for targeting youth