Happy Anniversary Chef’s Table!

Last month, I celebrated with Chef Bruce Lim (and his wife Michelle), the 1st year anniversary of their restaurant CHEF’S TABLE (Fort Bonifacio, Manila) – and it was a gastronomic delight! The open kitchen churned out drinks that both teased and whet my appetite.  NCR -No One Can Run (lambanog/coconut wine with hot chili pepper…

Bead-ing Day

Today I felt a strong urge to create something with my hands. I knew it is not to write in my journal or work on my articles – but to have something tangible that I can hold and make me smile. Unsure of what it was, I moved to hunt my beading box which I…

People who breathe and live good FOOD

Nana Ozaeta, Marilen Fontanilla, Adolf Aran and I recently met –  the one and only Amy Besa (owner of the amazing Purple Yan restaurant in New York). Amy is the author of Memories of Philippine Kitchens (a must read!) and key mover and stalwart of the Sariling Atin (Our Own) campaign. We welcomed her back…

“The Judges Have Spoken” article

My first article in the magazine came out this month.  I got to talk to the 3 wacky and amazingly creative chef judges cum mentors of Junior MasterChef Pinoy Edition – Chef Ferns Aracama, Chef Rolando Laudico and Chef JP Anglo. I met them in the Junior MasterChef studio (a hotel actually) and loved the…

My BLISS Project

I have decided to pursue my own BLISS PROJECT.  I intend to write about books I found interesting,  delicious meals shared with family and friends, awesome menu prepared by local chefs, events and parties I got invited to, places I dream of going to or have visited;  hotels and quaint B&Bs I stayed in, even…