MANILA, Philippines — The rains may pour, but even that could not stop a true foodie to explore! From hole-in-the-wall to watering holes, here are some new hangouts and flavors to try for those looking for comfort food (and not just mere “comfort”) for the rainy season. Calabarzon food tour For those who only have a weekend to spare and do not want to go far from Metro Manila, the Department of Tourism’s Region IV-A recommends the following Calabarzon Culinary Tour itinerary: Day 1 7:30-9:00 a.m.: Breakfast at Asiong’s Cavite with “Pansit Pusit” demo 10:00-11:00 a.m.: Tour Casa De Segunda Katigbak Ancestral House in Lipa, Batangas (Reliving Jose Rizal’s love story when coffee bloomed in Lipa) 11:30-1:00 p.m.: Boodle lunch at San Juan Boodle House 4:00-5:00 p.m.: Snack in Earthkeepers Garden Day 2 6:30-8:30 a.m.: Breakfast at Grandma’s Kitchen 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Lunch in Kamayan sa Palaisdaan in Tayabas City 2:30-4:00 pm: … [Read more...] about LIST: New food, drinks to try in July
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13 reasons not to miss MAFBEX 2019 (The Philippine Star) - June 12, 2019 - 8:00am MANILA, Philippines — Hailed as the country’s biggest and most anticipated food show, the Manila Food and Beverage Expo, or MAFBEX, is back on its 13th year for another exciting gastronomic congress. As it opens today at the World Trade Center Manila, MAFBEX invites everyone to “Experience the Fusion” as it brings together the latest F&B innovations. It also champions ingenious tastes and flavors from here and abroad, as well as the robust trade possibilities that may emerge from these. "Trends may come and go, but one thing remains true for all, that is, the indispensable value of experience,” said Jill Ang, managing director of Worldbex Services International. As a little teaser of what to expect at MAFBEX 2019, here are some of the reasons why you should attend the show. 1. Brew District An exciting new … [Read more...] about 13 reasons not to miss MAFBEX 2019
By Kevin Maimann Star Edmonton Sat., May 11, 2019 EDMONTON—You’ll be allowed to spark a joint at folk fest this summer, but you’ll have to go off-site to toke with your food at A Taste of Edmonton or heritage fest. The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is one of the few major local events planning to have a designated cannabis smoking area for the first summer since legalization in Canada. “Can people bring pot down to the folk festival and have a place to smoke it? Yes, that will happen,” festival producer Terry Wickham said. “If we said to people, you can’t smoke in here, everybody would go outside and be smoking in Cloverdale and they wouldn’t like that.” Wickham said he has to talk to city officials to work out exactly what the space, or spaces, will look like when folk fest returns Aug. 8 to Aug. 11 at Gallagher Park. Article Continued Below He acknowledged people already smoked pot on the hill before … [Read more...] about Which Edmonton festivals will welcome weed smokers this summer?
Surprise letter from Albert DIRECT LINE - Boy Abunda (The Philippine Star) - May 5, 2019 - 12:00am I recently received an e-mail from Albert Gayo, who is a CEO and filmmaker based in Dubai and the Middle East for the last 30 years. I first met Albert in 1991 when I went to Bahrain with Ms. Nora Aunor (Ate Guy) for her Legend Superstar world tour. At that time, I was with the team of Girlie Rodis and Vivian Recio that managed Ate Guy’s career in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Albert maintains a blog where he posts stories about his various adventures including his exciting experience in Bahrain during La Aunor’s tour in 1991. I remember describing Ate Guy to Albert that time, “During the height of her career, she is the only singer-actress where they had to bring in a helicopter to be able to leave the venue where she had a concert, and this never happened to any other singer in the Philippines until … [Read more...] about Surprise letter from Albert
By Karon Liu Food Writer Tues., April 30, 2019 Before we sit down at the dinner table, Duy Nguyen wants to make sure I get the pronunciation of our meal right. The rice noodles swimming in hot, aromatic broth before us is called “fa?” not “faux” as many Torontonians say it, explains Nguyen, a member of the Vietnamese Association, Toronto. Every word in the Vietnamese language has a melodic cadence and “pho” (phở in Vietnamese) ends in an inflection, like a question. It may sound complicated to those who don’t speak the language, but this dish, popular across the GTA and around the world, deserves respect. “In Vietnamese, all of our words sound richer with accents,” says Nguyen. “It’s important to know that when you’re learning about pho.” To understand the complexities of this dish, it’s important to look at how it’s made, its relatively short but storied history … [Read more...] about Pho: the story of a Toronto favourite explained