Tag Archives: Sau del Rosario

Exploring Filipino Cheese

The true origins of cheese-making are lost in the mists of time, but it is well known that cheese has been a popular and nutritious dairy product throughout Europe and the Middle East for centuries. Dating back thousands of years, … Continue reading

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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

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To Taal with TourFlair

Taal: not just a volcano and a lake, but also a UNESCO heritage town in Calabarzon, overlooking Balayan Bay, about two hours south of Manila. Recently, I went on a fascinating expedition to Taal with food safari TourFlair. The drive … Continue reading

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Passionately Organic

Known in Manila as a ‘green’ chef, Sau del Rosario is one of Manila’s best-known, best-loved chefs. A native Kapampangan, Chef Sau is a passionate advocate for healthy, sustainable, organic ingredients and regional cuisine, so when I ask him to … Continue reading

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Picnicking in Pila with TourFlair

A beautiful blue Manila sky dusted with talcum powder clouds.  For the first time in a fortnight there is no thick coating of smog over the city. We are heading south towards Pila on a gastronomic tour arranged by Filipina … Continue reading

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Kapampangan Food Safari

Last weekend I joined a convoy of cars and a small coach bound for Pampanga. It was my first trip further north than Quezon City, and I was wide-eyed with curiosity like Alice down the rabbit hole. As we left … Continue reading

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