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A Manila Christmas Carol

                Lechon roasting on an open fire, Parum-papum-pum, spinning slowly over glowing coals until glossy copper skin snaps and cracks like toffee, promising juicy, fragrant flesh beneath. The traffic churns, thick and smoky … Continue reading

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Yasmin Newman: author, chef and cultural attaché

As a food writer and a foreigner in the Philippines, I have really tried to get to know the local cuisine. Quite different from any other South East Asian or pacific island cuisine I have come across, I knew very … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning in Salcedo

I love Salcedo Market: the colourful displays of food and flowers; the atmosphere and aromas; the hustle and bustle; the sense of purpose as we trawl through a profusion of delectable products. I first visited this small, inner city market … Continue reading

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