KitchenAid® and the Joys of Cast Iron Casserole Cookery

Oct 17

KitchenAid® and the Joys of Cast Iron Casserole Cookery

Ever since I started using a KitchenAid® mixer for my research and development work at my family bakeshop in Cebu, Sally’s Home Bake Ship, in the late 1970s, I was “addicted” to it. Meaning, I couldn’t live without it. Fast-forward to the early 1990s in San Francisco, California. I had asked my younger sister, Myrna, to give me a KitchenAid®...

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Adobong Manok sa Gata

Oct 16

Adobong Manok sa Gata

This boneless chicken cooked adobo style with coconut milk is my favorite adobo of all time. Yes, there are a 100 ways to cook adobo and this is one variation that reminds me of my childhood. Alessandra Romulo Squillantini, granddaughter of the late statesman Carlos P. Romulo and her husband Enzo Squillantini graciously this recipe that dates back several...

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Chicken Katsudobo

Oct 12

Chicken Katsudobo

The Samsung Smart Oven is a definite kitchen must-have. I own one myself and I just love its innovative Slim Fry function among many other functions. My Smart Oven breaks away from your typical Microwave Oven by allowing me to fry food to a crisp without the oil! Not only that, but the Smart Oven is also equipped with unique sensors that allow it to identify the...

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Kulawong Talong: grilled eggplant with burnt coconut cream

Oct 04

Kulawong Talong: grilled eggplant with burnt coconut cream

Let me share this unique recipe from Filipino food advocate, author and restaurateur Amy Besa at The Maya Kitchen cooking demo. Amy Besa relates the origins of Kulawong Talong. “My first introduction to the concept of a kulawo was in 2003, when I visited Ugu Bigyan’s home and pottery studio in Tiaong, Quezon. Visitors could call ahead and arrange to have...

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Kinagang: A Sorsogon delicacy

Sep 24

Kinagang: A Sorsogon delicacy

Filipino food advocate, author and restaurateur Amy Besa shared at The Maya Kitchen recently some of their well-loved recipes such as the Kinagang. Amy describes says “it’s almost like a tamale and most people think it’s rice-based, but it’s really a mixture of lukadon and buko.” This is an easier version of the Irosin kinagang, which...

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Ukoy: a different take

Sep 13

Ukoy: a different take

Filipino food advocate, author and restaurateur Amy Besa shared at The Maya Kitchen recently. Amy and her chefs presented a different take on the more familiar Ukoy . I am more familiar with ukoy or fritters made of grated green papaya and topped with shrimps. This recipe uses bean sprouts. Besa and her husband Chef Romy Dorotan are mainstays of New York’s...

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Beef Shortribs adobo

Sep 03

Beef Shortribs adobo

Adobo is getting popular in the United States especially with restaurateur Amy Besa making it well-loved dish in New York. She shared this adobo recipe at The Maya Kitchen recently. You will love the thick, rich, dark brown, almost chocolaty sauce and it becomes even richer if you replace half the stock with coconut milk. Who doesn’t like coconut milk? Besa...

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Ginataang Sigarillas with Tinapa

Sep 01

Ginataang Sigarillas with Tinapa

Alessandra Romulo Squillantini, granddaughter of the late statesman Carlos P. Romulo and her husband Enzo Squillantini graciously shared family recipes that date back several generations at a cooking demonstration at The Maya Kitchen . Let me share the “Ginataang Sigarillas with Tinapa” or winged beans cooked in coconut milk and topped with smoked...

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Lola Virginia’s Chicken Relleno

Aug 08

Lola Virginia’s Chicken Relleno

One of Philippines’ favorite dish is Chicken relleno, made out of roasted chicken stuffed with ground pork, raisins, chorizo and peas. I have my own Chicken Relleno recipe in this blog but you might want variety. Well, aren’t we lucky that Romulo’s Cafe shared this recipe to us? Alessandra Romulo Squillantini, granddaughter of the late statesman...

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Shellfish Open Lasagne

Jul 13

Shellfish Open Lasagne

Chef Ariel Manuel of Lolo Dad’s shared this simple recipe as one of the dishes he prepared for “Simplicity of Flavors” at the Maya Kitchen. The usual lasagne preparation with layers and layers of pasta is usually more complicated than this recipe. I am sure you will enjoy the simplicity of this preparation and yet enjoy the rich , satisfying seafood dish. Try...

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