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The Magellan-Elcano expedition had food for 2 years. A new book lists their feasts in the country when they ran out

The first publication of the National Quincentennial Committee, “Pigafetta’s Philippine Picnic: Culinary Encounters During the First Circumnavigation, 1519-1522” by food historian Felice Prudente Sta. Maria will be released this week in Cebu

Milky Way just made their iconic halo-halo available for delivery

The halo-halo kit is good for six servings and even comes in a reusable thermo bag

What’s the difference between all these types of basil?

Sweet, holy—no, I’m not cursing, I just want to talk about basil types

Two fried mantou buns stuffed with chili crab, cilantro, and cucumber from Your Local
A croque madame, chili crab buns and the sandwiches that changed my life

“I’m not necessarily a sandwich person. I don’t seek them out, but there are just some sandwiches that find you.”

Are yams also sweet potatoes? What’s the difference?

There’s a little thing we need to know about these nutritious (and delicious) root crops

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Help farmers and save up on tomatoes by buying in bulk (P200/10kg) this weekend

RiceUp Farmers Inc. is helping Pampanga farmers save tons of tomatoes. They are delivering to Quezon City, Ortigas and Makati this Mar. 26

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Cagayan farmers need help moving tons of cabbage. You can bulk buy at P25/kg through this initiative

Cagayan farmers are willing to sell cabbages way below market price instead of taking middlemen’s meager offer of P5/kg, or worst, throwing them away. Online group Rural Rising is taking it upon itself to stop that from happening

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The case for ditching the recipe

The numbered procedures add up to the stress of cooking in quarantine. I say ignore it