FOOD

Discovering the Philippines, One Dish at a Time

This is what happens when farmers and chefs get together: you have excellent ingredients prepared with love. The Philippine Culinary Heritage Movement (PCHM) and Slow Food Youth Philippines organized ‘The Philippines on a Plate,’ a one-day workshop that aimed to highlight the link between the plants and animals we grow, the food on our plates, […]

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LIFE

When You or Someone You Know is Struggling with Depression

It’s hard for someone going through depression to open up to people. There’s a fear of being judged, a fear of being a nuisance–so many reasons to make it feel better to just go at it alone. So when someone does open up to you, know that it took a great deal of courage for […]

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FOOD

Going Hyperlocal: Mapping Out The Food of Quiapo

What is Filipino food? To most people, it’s a group that contains adobo, sisig, and halo-halo. But as Filipinos know, it is more than that. There is food that is characterized by region, by province, by town. “(Filipino food style) was pioneered by my colleague in Ateneo, Doreen Fernandez and others,” says Dr. Fernando Zialcita […]

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FOOD

What My Uber Driver Used to Have for Breakfast

“That’s barako, isn’t it?” Mang Englebert, my Uber driver asked. The question came after I had opened my thermos full of coffee brewed at home with local arabica beans. I wasn’t prepared for a conversation. After all, I hadn’t had my coffee yet, and I’m of no use to humankind until I’ve had a dose […]

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