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Filipino Food Keeps My Mom's Memory Alive in NYC

There's comfort and joy in sinigang, adobo, binagoongan, leche flan, halabos na hipon, and big handaans.
Soy sauce, vinegar, and garlic—these three pillars make adobo so delicious but also so pungent. Opening my Tupperware of adobo released its strong aroma that wafted and swirled all around me. I stuck out like a sore thumb among my friends, whose ...

Meet 7 Amazing Women Who Are Icons in the Local Food Industry

These women have paved the way for excellence in the kitchen and beyond.
As the saying goes, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” These pioneers—all inspiring women—built the foundation for the rise and evolution of the Filipino food industry.JESSIE SINCIOCOJessie Sincioco’s dream was to be a banker, ...

Look Out for These Pinoy Chefs Presenting at This Year's Madrid Fusion Manila

The theme for this year's Madrid Fusion Manila is “Innovating Traditions.”
The Philippines is, no doubt, a country with a rich culinary landscape and intense love for food—why not put it on the map as a top contender in the culinary scene? Last September, the Department of Tourism confirmed that one of the ...

Meet the Superstars of Madrid Fusion Manila's Regional Lunches

All the local ingredients you’ve never heard about!
The food community, both local and international, gathered to witness the third edition of Madrid Fusion Manila last April 6 to 8 at the SMX Convention Center. With sustainability as the main thrust of the gastronomy expo, superstar chefs­—including the Philippines’ own ...

Chef Tatung Sarthou on Why Salt Rocks: "It's a Cornerstone in Philippine Cuisine"

It’s an ingredient we use in almost all of our dishes.
Chef Tatung “Myke” Sarthou was the lone Filipino chef presenter at Madrid Fusion 2017 held in Madrid, Spain last January 2017. In his presentation, ““What Is Lost Is Found: Rediscovering Pre-Spanish Philippine Cuisine,” he talked about sea salt and Mindanao cuisine.He told ...

Chef Jordy Navarra on His Brand of Filipino Food: "We Should Always Represent the Filipino"

At Madrid Fusion Manila, Toyo Eatery’s young chef talked about loving local as a big part of sustainability.
Chef Jordy Navarra kicked off the last day of Madrid Fusion Manila, April 8, with an almost-full conference hall on a Saturday at 9 a.m. Not a surprising feat for a chef who has made waves with his tasting menu (then at Black ...

There is More To Philippine Cuisine Than Just Kinilaw, Adobo, and Sinigang

"Philippine cuisine is very complex," says Chef Tatung Sarthou.
"Philippine cuisine is very complex. It's more than just our kare-kare. It's more than just our kinilaw and sinigang, " says Chef Myke ‘Tatung’ Sarthou. Sarthou—whose culinary creations are showcased at his restaurant, Agos, in SM Mall of Asia—was the lone Filipino ...

Two Filipino Chefs Make it As Finalists to Global Gourmet Awards

Chefs Gene Gonzalez and Tonyboy Escalante were named finalists for Asian Cuisine Chef of the Year for 2017.
Chef Gene Gonzalez of Café Ysabel and Chef Tonyboy Escalante of Antonio’s made it as finalists in the recently concluded 21st World Gourmet Awards of Excellence. The awards night, held March 28 in Singapore, honored professionals and establishments from the F&B and ...

Meet the All-Star Chefs of the Philippine Food Industry

These culinary giants built the Filipino food industry from the ground up.
This March 2017, we celebrate 10 years of wonderful food and excellent stories told through the pages of Yummy magazine.  The food industry of the Philippines is definitely one worth celebrating—but what would it be without these culinary pioneers who spent years ...

WATCH: We've Got Kitchen Hacks from Buddy Valastro

The Cake Boss has a few easy tips to make cooking and baking easier!
 No hand mixer? Got an egg shell into your bowl of eggs? TLC's Buddy Valastro has a few tips to make cooking and baking easier. ...

WATCH: Buddy Valastro Tries Out Pinoy Bread

Guess which one The Cake Boss loved the most?
Team Yummy spent the day with The Cake Boss himself, Buddy Valastro, and asked him to try out a few panaderia favorites: ensaymada, pandesal, Spanish bread, kalihim, and pan de coco. Watch the full video for his verdict!  ...

Meet Chef Mian Dimacali, the Cool Cake Lady

The young pastry chef talks to Yummy.ph about training at the Dominique Ansel Bakery and falling in love with food.
“I’m so shaky!” she exclaimed, laughing, as we filmed her piping a lilac-colored rose as part of the décor for a garden-themed layered cake. She seamlessly went through the motions of putting together a buttery cake just moments before—whipping together butter and ...

Pinoy Chef You Should Know: Margarita Fores

The culinary icon talks about Grace Park, her newest restaurant; working for Valentino; and the secret to Cibo's success.
After impressing the international community at a Filipino luncheon hosted by the Department of Agriculture in Paris, culinary icon Margarita Fores took some time off from her busy schedule to sit and chat with us in Grace Park, her newest restaurant.                                       ...

Guilty Pleasures

Top chefs spill what food they turn to for comfort.
Chefs say that they really aren't hard to please. We believe them—at least when it comes to stress-busting standbys.                          Can you guess which of these are the picks of Chef J Gamboa, Chef Massimo Pettinau, Chef Melissa Sison, and Chef Baba Ibazeta-benedicto's? ...
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