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For the love of pompano

Last updated on: 12th September, 2013, 7:17 PMTo paraphrase the great Cottontail Smith, the only thing I hate worse than a fish bone – is two fish bones. This makes it hard on my wife Menchu who, like most Filipinos, loves her fish.  She likes to tuck into her fish and eat traditionally – with […]

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Manly Man

Last updated on: 15th August, 2013, 7:17 PM“I’m going to do your nails.” If you’re married to a Filipina, you’ve already seen the look that goes with a phrase like that. It’s given with a tilt of the head and maybe a small frown. It’s a look that says, “There’s my next project.” At our […]

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Pan De Sal

Last updated on: 12th August, 2013, 7:43 PM Bread. Famous author Miguel de Cervantes said that all sorrows were lessened with bread. On the other hand, famous chef Julia Child said, of America, “How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?” The humble and delicious Filipino pan de sal (also “pandesal”), […]

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Stretching out

Last updated on: 24th March, 2013, 11:33 PMThere it is, the road ahead. What’s on it? Where does it lead? Those are things we’ll never know from this vantage point. Only traveling down that road will answer those questions. When I got the idea for AdoboHamburger.com, I thought that it would be easy to post […]

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