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Fil-Am chef nominated for prestigious James Beard Award

By Momar Visaya/inquirerdotnet – Tom Cunanan, the chef behind Bad Saint, the 24-seat Filipino restaurant in the capital, has been nominated for a James Beard Award, one of the most coveted honors in the restaurant industry. The James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists for its annual awards last week. Cunanan Read more »

Oops: Maxine Medina says Imelda Marcos invented the terno

By Marc Jayson Cayabyab/inquirer.net – Bb. Pilipinas Maxine Medina major mistake in a video screened during the preliminary competition of the Miss Universe held on Thursday night: She claimed it was Imelda Marcos, wife of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, who invented the traditional terno. “The terno was actually invented Read more »

When beauty queens become local celebrities

By Elvin Luciano/cnnphilippines.com – Filipinos, as several pageant commentators have declared, are among the best pageant fans in the world. But their love and adoration are not just reserved for the Filipina pambato. Each time international pageants are held in the Philippines, the ladies not only compete for the Read more »

The lowly calamansi and its place in Filipino cuisine

By Anna Bueno/cnnphilippines.com -The calamansi (citrofortunella microcarpa) is ubiquitous in Filipino culinary tradition as it is almost invisible at the table. While a regular at every imaginable Filipino dish that requires a sauce or a dip, once calamansi is squeezed to flavor a sawsawan of toyo and vinegar, the fruit Read more »

Beep! Beep! What phaseout? Pinoy Jeepney keeps evolving

By Jhesset O. Enano/Philippine Daily Inquirer – All that talk about the need to phase out the jeepney just can’t stop the King of Philippine Roads from evolving. A modernized, technologically enhanced fleet of passenger jeepneys will soon hit the streets, starting in Quezon City and Marikina. The new units Read more »

Six Filipino food among additions to Oxford English Dictionary

By Lara Tan/CNN Philippines – Several Filipino dishes — from Filipino party staples, to delicacies and desserts — have been included in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). The Oxford Dictionary has released its September 2016 update with more than 1,000 revised and updated entries. Among those are at least 11 Read more »