European cuisine is primarily led by French, Greek, Spanish and Italian cuisine when it comes to lay people.  I agree. Long before I became ‘culinarily’ open to different palates, these four mega cuisines dominated my knowledge of European cuisine and actually, culture as well. I’ve made food from the said cuisines and have had a […]

This ‘trip’ to the continent of Africa did not involve any participation from the Big Five. (Quick fact: the Big Five consists of the Cape buffalo, rhinoceros, lion, leopard and the elephant which are what guides most want to spot in an African Safari.) What it did involve were our taste buds. Contrary to what […]

These are the ingredients to make a wonderful dinner. Indeed, as I mentioned in a previous post, I have fallen in love with the use of spices and how it changes the entire dimension of food 360 degrees. The spice trade made it all happen. I am really pleased that although good research is needed […]

We are now entering, sorry to say, blogger’s block. It has been a while since I have posted an entry and until now I had to force myself to push the power button of the computer. Fortunately enough, my culinary fire hasn’t died out yet and I am pretty sure it won’t. And before I […]

Long before there was Spongebob Squarepants or Adventure Time, there lived ‘the smartest boy you’ve ever seen’, in Dexter’s Laboratory! It was my favorite cartoon to watch when I was young. It was the perfect combination of science and humor. There was this one episode that I can vividly remember where I knew a new […]

Asian cuisine centers mostly on spices and herbs to make a dish more full-bodied and multi-dimensional. And in my opinion, that makes the region’s food distinct. There may be people who don’t like heavily-spiced food, but my palate welcomes it whole-heartedly (or shall I say, whole-tastebudly.) As the spices evolve from a means of commerce […]

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Most people have been accustomed to that and when I mean most people, those people who have eight-to-five work hours or students. I, for the most part, have neglected that. In my family, we prepare breakfast on weekdays since two of us go to school while […]

Since I was a kid, I have always dreamt of becoming a father. Four kids – two boys, two girls (including a set of twins). Believe it or not, I have put that in black and white. Back in college, my professor in Sociology assigned us a project to put into writing what we foresee […]

The internet is everybody’s friend. Especially the home-cook’s. Limitless as it can be, one must really learn the art and science of choosing the recipe to recreate for there may be hundreds of recipes claiming to be the best, a special mention to a number of favorites – the best chocolate chip cookie recipe, the […]