FOOD, TRAVEL

Stopping for corn by the side of the road

So this happened. A couple of friends–distant cousins Ian and Toto Carandang–and I were driving home. Rather, Ian was driving and using Waze to navigate Manila’s awful traffic. The app had taken us to the bowels of Pasig. We had no idea where we were. We’re kind of sad that way. Ian and Toto were […]

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FOOD

Ode to the breakfast buffet

Ah, the breakfast buffet. That glorious parade of table upon table (upon table, if you’re lucky), each one brimming with different sorts of edibles, each one more mouth-watering than the next. It is one of the best things to greet you first thing in the morning, next to, well, next to nothing, really. Besides the […]

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FOOD

Food is more than what we eat

Is food important? The answer is obvious, but not for the reasons we think. Yes, we need food to survive. Our bodies need nourishment to give us energy to move and think. And even though it is theoretically possible to survive for a while on nothing but water (Mahatma Gandhi’s record was 21 days), it […]

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FOOD, LIFE

Egg drop soup: How I found my way into the kitchen

In the Philippines, when a child is said to have been ‘left alone in the kitchen,’ it means that they’ve raided the fridge and haven’t stopped eating since. In my case, it meant teaching myself to cook. Even though I’ve since taken cooking lessons, I still find it hard to follow a recipe and am […]

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