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Say Goodbye to Holiday Stress! Do These 5 Things This Month to Prep for Christmas

SOS: Hoard packs of all-purpose cream before the grocery runs out of 'em!
Christmas—specifically Christmas in the Philippines, is definitely the most hectic time of the year. Super-sized party dishes are served, holiday songs are played in every mall and supermarket that you walk into, and titos and titas from abroad come over to tell ...

5 Time-Saving Tips from Chefs That You Should Try

Learn food prep tips from professional chefs and apply them in your home kitchen.
Proper food prep will save you a large amount of time and stress spent in the kitchen. To avoid common cooking and baking mishaps, remember to stay organized and clean. We consulted some of Manila's favorite chefs on the one tip that ...

Tip of the Week: A Faster, Easier Way to Slice Tomatoes

Prep time shouldn't be so hard!
Need to halve a bunch of tomatoes, grapes, or pitted olives?  Cut down on prep time with this ingenious tip! Sandwich medium-sized tomatoes between two small, identical plates. With one hand, gently press down on the top plate to steady the tomatoes. ...

Tip of the Week: Be Mess-Free When Measuring Ingredients

This tip makes it easy to clean up!
Measuring ingredients can create quite a mess on your kitchen counter, but here’s an easy fix: Place a sheet of parchment or wax paper underneath the measuring cup. When you measure out ingredients, let the excess fall on the paper, then carefully ...

Tip of the Week: How to Soften Butter

Here's how to quickly soften butter when you're in a hurry!
Many baking recipes call for softened butter, which requires letting the butter stand at room temperature for about 40 minutes to an hour. But there are instances when we’re not able to prepare this ahead of time or are simply in a ...

How to Slice and Serve Dragon Fruit

This low-cal fruit may be used for salads. Learn how to slice and serve them!
Unsure how to slice and serve dragonfruit? Check out our step-by-step guide and start using dragon fruit in your salads, and more. Photography by Jun Pinzon | Research and Demonstration by Cheers VazquezMain image from Pixabay.com ...

How to Make Boneless Smoked Milkfish

Want to make and enjoy tinapang bangus at home? Follow this guide.
Smoking milkfish extends its shelf life. Learn this skill and you don't have to buy expensive boneless bangus anymore. Click on the slideshow to learn how. Need recipe ideas for smoked bangus? Click here: smoked fish recipes Photography by Miguel Nacianceno | Demonstration: ...

How to Clean and Store Fish

Remember to always clean fish before putting in the freezer or fridge. Here's how.
Remember to always clean fish before putting in the freezer or fridge. Here's how.Photography by Miguel Nacianceno | Food Styling by Liezl Yap  | Demonstration by Alexander Tanco ...

How to Stuff a Pork Loin

Here's a visual guide to stuff a pork loin.
Here's a visual guide of how to prep the Roast Pork Shoulder with Italian Sausage Stuffing. Photography by Patrick Martires | Text & Styling by Liezl Yap ...

4 Ways To Add Flavor to Food

Some of the most delicious dishes are flavored pre-cooking. Here are ways to do it.
If you think making tasty dishes is just a matter of adding spices and seasoning while cooking, think again. Some of the most delicious dishes are flavored pre-cooking. Here, four ways to do it.Photography by Miguel Nacianceno ...

3 Other Ways To Use Vegetable Peeler

Explore the wonders of this kitchen tool.
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3 Chopping Methods Every Cook Needs to Master

Learn how to chiffonade, julienne, and slice here.
Learn how to chiffonade, julienne, and slice with our slideshow gallery. Photography by Patrick Martires| Text & Demonstration by Cheers Vazquez | Kitchen Assistants: Christian Joson And Ariel Obando ...

How to Pickle Veggies

This adds color and crunch to any dish. Do it in 3 easy steps.
This adds color and crunch to any dish. Do it in 3 easy steps. Click the slideshow to see how it's done. Photography by Dairy Darilag | Text, Research, Styling, and Demonstration by Liezl Yap ...

How to Chiffonade Basil

For that gourmet touch, this technique is perfect for flat herbs.
For that gourmet touch, this technique is perfect on spinach, mint, basil, and other leafy herbs.                                                 Check out the gallery to learn how to chiffonade like a pro!For recipes with  basil, CLICK HEREPhotography by Enrico Gutierrez |  Styling by Liezl Yap ...

How To Use Lemongrass

Here are handy hints for handling herbs.
For a gourmet touch, flavor and garnish dishes with lemongrass. CLICK HERE for RECIPES WITH LEMONGRASSPhotography by Enrico Gutierrez | Text, Research, and Styling by Liezl Yap | Demonstration by Rachelle Santos | Props from Saizen (jar and glass) ...

How To Peel and Devein Shrimp

Learn how to clean shrimp in three easy steps!
Learn how to clean seafood before cooking for an ocean of culinary possibilities.Check out the demonstration below:Looking for shrimp recipes? Click here.Photography by Enrico Gutierrez | Text, Research, and Styling by Liezl Yap | Demonstration by Rachelle Santos | Props from Saizen ...

How to Cure Holiday Hangover

We've got the cure for holiday hangover.
Had too much Christmas-partying? We've got just the thing for that hangover: Surprise, it's a Bloody Mary Surprise!Studies show that fruit juice, and tomato juice in particular, helps relieve hangovers and the urge of another drink. So, drink up!Photography by Miguel Nacianceno ...

How To Wash Veggies and Fruits

Keep your produce pesticide-free in 3 easy steps!
Prevent foodborne illnesses, chemicals and other residue by washing your veggies and fruits properly. Here's how:Photography by Miguel Nacianceno | Research by Angelo Comsti | Demonstration by Liezl Yap ...

How to Make Garlic Paste

Garlic paste may be used for stuffing, rubs and marinades.
Garlic paste is typically used as an ingredient for stuffing or for rubs and marinades. Others mix in ginger or roast the garlic prior to crushing it for added flavor. To see garlic paste recipes, click hereMain image from Pixabay.comPhotography by Patrick ...

How to Make Homemade Chili Paste

You can make chili paste out of dried chilies.
Make chili paste out of dried chilies! It will make for a great, spicy addition to your stews and soups. Do loads and store by keeping in an enclosed jar, topped with a film of olive oil and stored in the fridge. ...
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