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Anthony Bourdain: An Expat In Every Country

Last updated on: 10th June, 2018, 12:50 PM   Anthony Bourdain Is Gone Anthony Bourdain always reminded me of Frank Sinatra. Sinatra could sing anything, even “Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown” a tune way outside of his genre, because he knew that what mattered most was what he brought to a song. He saw the value […]

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Lechon Larry: Culture Clash

Last updated on: 11th April, 2018, 2:11 PM   Facebook Fodder Hot right now on Facebook and elsewhere in the Philippines are a couple of clips from an episode of 90-Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days, a “reality” show that brings together people who are pursuing partners from other countries that aired back in September […]

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Pascual Creamy Delight Yogurt: Food Finds

Last updated on: 6th April, 2018, 1:40 PM   Don’t Take Fake I normally don’t eat yogurt here in the Philippines. That’s because the yogurt available here is what I grew up calling “fake yogurt”. When I was a kid, the apex of yogurt was Dannon. Packaged in waxed paper containers, the low-fat milk yogurt […]

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Where Has All My Butter Gone?

Last updated on: 10th November, 2017, 5:53 PM The reply, “No stock, sir.” is a common one in the Philippines. At least, it is outside of the National Capital Region. What’s an expat to do? Butter Battle I was raised eating margarine. Back in the day, the fat in butter was said to be bad […]

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Peanut Oil Problem

Last updated on: 27th November, 2016, 3:19 PM   Not A Snob Even though I’m a white American living in the Philippines, I’m not much of a snob. I don’t live in a gated enclave. I take tricycles all the time. I have chickens in my backyard and pigs next door. I like Jollibee and […]

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