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Kitchen becomes new arena for this clash of clans version

LET THE CLASH BEGIN CCA Cup’s (from left) Culinary Champions, Gastronomic Gurus, Kitchen Kings and Meal Masters pledge to prove that Filipino cuisine is one of the world’s best.

Drums rolled, thumped and rocked the Center for Culinary Arts (CCA) Manila as it kicked off recently what it hopes will be an annual culinary event—the CCA Cup Clash of the Clans.

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Woman ahead of her time, the original multimedia star chef


Her long-running cooking show, “Cooking It Up With Nora,” predated the arrival of the slicker, more dynamic culinary shows on cable today, but the late Nora Villanueva Daza was a trendsetter nonetheless.

Posted: September 15th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Cooking up something special


When I started my cooking school for children 15 years ago, all I wanted was work that was home-based.

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Want to know more about our history? Cook ‘binakol’

COOKING with bamboo Photo by Arnold Almacen

The aroma of chicken binakol fills the classroom as the banana leaf cover is taken off the bamboo tube, an unlikely container in these modern times.

Posted: April 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Making family meals meaningful


For the book “Famealy Matters,” compiled by motivational speaker Francis Kong, more than 50 contributors from politics, show business, education, business discussed the importance of making family meals a habit. How can family meals be made even more meaningful?

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Mabinay wins Buglasan cook fest

THE chicken pork lemon grass recipe of Mabinay town in Negros Oriental was declared first prize winner in the seventh “Buglasan Lutong Garbo” grand cook fest on Oct. 13 at the Sidlakan Negros Village in Dumaguete City. First placer chef Tony Lacorte Ehera presented his menu with delectable and creative way of cooking. Ehera received [...]

Posted: October 24th, 2012 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Sportsfest for 40somethings


Alumnae of some schools hold cooking demonstrations and movie premieres, or have get-togethers at popular restaurants.

Posted: July 1st, 2012 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Mandaue parents, teachers learn to cook

Aboitizland Inc. collaborated with the Aboitiz Foundation and Cebu MegaMoms Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MegaMoms) for a free culinary arts training for parents and teachers at the Don Calixto Yongco Sr. Tawason Elementary School in barangay Tawason, Mandaue City. MegaMoms facilitates the training courses on Saturday afternoons. The program rolled out in early August and will cover [...]

Posted: September 23rd, 2011 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Nutri-chef challenge promotes vegetable consumption by children

CENTRAL Visayas towns and cities began hosting local eliminations for the region-wide “Nutri-Chef Challenge” — a cooking contest designed to promote vegetable recipes among the children — last August in preparation for the regional grand championship in October 2011. This was announced by Emmanuel Mongaya, public relations officer of the Media Information Network for Nutrition [...]

Posted: September 13th, 2011 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

A taste of Peohe’s


SAN DIEGO in Southern California, adjacent to the Mexican border, is one of my favorite destinations in America. It is the eighth largest city in the USA and home to the naval base. Its semi-arid and Mediterranean climate is acclaimed to be one of the world’s Top 10 best climates. It is mild all year [...]

Posted: July 23rd, 2011 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Lake Sebu’s many ways of cooking tilapia


LAKE SEBU, South Cotabato—If Dagupan City in Pangasinan prides itself for its Bonoan bangus (milkfish), Lake Sebu has the tilapia to beam about. “Lake Sebu is the place when it comes to fresh and sweet-tasting tilapia,” said  Love Basilio, 22, a flight attendant and native of Koronadal City. Just how vibrant the local tilapia industry [...]

Posted: July 20th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Contemporary flavors of Israel


THE CLOSEST I can probably understand the complex and riveting state that is Israel is through its contemporary cuisine. Because of its strong biblical roots and turbulent history, getting to know Israel can be very daunting. The saga of the Jewish people never seems to end. Celebrating a milestone through its cuisine—this is exactly what [...]

Posted: May 28th, 2011 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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  10. Korea ferry captain arrested, divers spot bodies
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  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
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  8. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  9. Massive infra spending set
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  5. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  6. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
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  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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