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Pop goes the soda

Last updated on: 13th September, 2013, 7:07 PM  I’m not quite sure why a a Swiss financial services company is researching things like this but according to Credit Suisse, Americans drink enough soda each year per person to float a battleship in. That chart looks like it pins us Americans at about 170 liters of […]

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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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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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Culture clash: Tagged at the plate

Last updated on: 28th May, 2013, 2:49 PM On Saturday, my wife Menchu and I got a mutual craving for Filipino food as well as a mutual craving for not having to cook. We visited one of the few Filipino restaurants in town, the newly renamed Kawayan Grill on Rainier Avenue. It had been a […]

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You Are Where You Eat

Last updated on: 13th May, 2013, 7:34 PMI’ll share a little secret with you: I once had a touch of Xenophobia. Xenophobia is defined as the fear of strangers or foreigners and while I was never afraid of strange or foreign people, I was afraid of strange food. We were on a tight budget at my house when […]

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A different Thanksgiving dinner

Last updated on: 21st November, 2012, 5:28 PMWhile Christmas and New Year’s Eve and Day are big holidays in the Philippines, the other holidays we celebrate in America are not. Thanksgiving is one of those holidays. Celebrated in America as a day of thanks for the things we are lucky to have, it is based […]

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