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A Generous Chef

By Sol Vanzi Professional chefs, like successful artists, could not be faulted for keeping many secrets close to their hearts. Theirs, after all, is a…


Sardines have come a long way

By Sol Vanzi Canned sardines are an integral part of every Filipino’s life. Rich or poor, Pinoys stock up on cans of sardines for rainy…


Japanese Cuisine at its finest

By Sol Vanzi Mention Japanese food and the mind’s immediate response would undoubtedly be visions of tempura, sashimi, and sushi in all shapes and colors. Filipinos have so embraced Japanese…


Where there’s smoke and there’s ribs

By Sol Vanzi A juicy rack of perfectly smoked ribs is hard to resist, and almost impossible to find in the Philippines. Smoked food addicts like me…


Panciteria secrets and traditions

By Sol Vanzi Images by Noel B. Pabalate Pasalubong is a uniquely Filipino tradition of sharing, of gifting loved ones with items from places visited during trips. Often,…

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Authenticity from a lifetime of memories

By Sol Vanzi Thailand was a vital part of the essential travel plan of every serious hippie in the 60s. It was the last airline…