Tag Archives: Amy Besa

Purple Yam Comes Home

I first came across Amy Besa in her beautiful coffee table cook book, Memories of Philippine Kitchens. A chance meeting at Enderun, a few emails, and I finally introduced myself properly at a Christmas Fair in New York, where she … Continue reading

Posted in Food & Wine, Philippines | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ethical Entrepreneurs

 ‘Eating is, or should be, one of life’s great pleasures,’ says food writer Angela Crocombe.  Filipinos agree. In the Philippines, eating is a communal, convivial pastime. In the provinces, regional cuisines have been influenced by hundreds of years of Chinese, … Continue reading

Posted in Food & Wine, Philippines | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tasteful Memories

Cultural understanding through taste is one of the best ways we can learn to understand each other ~ Allhoff & Monroe If you have ever wondered about the Filipinos and the origins of Filipino food, Memories of Philippine Kitchens is the … Continue reading

Posted in Food & Wine, Philippines | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Delving into Manila’s Markets

The first time I visited the Farmer’s Market in Cubao, Quezon City, I went too late in the morning and I thought I would keel over and die from heat exhaustion. Since then I have learned to drop in early … Continue reading

Posted in Food & Wine, Local Culture, Philippines | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Tropical Christmas

Is it a little early for Christmas tales? Not in Manila, where the scent of Christmas has been in the air since late September. My guidebook says Filipinos pride themselves on having the longest Christmas in the world, and so … Continue reading

Posted in Food & Wine, Local Culture, Philippines | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment