Did You Know That Filipinos Used to Celebrate Fourth of July?

Philippine Independence Day used to be celebrated on 4th of July We all know that the reason fireworks light up the sky every 4th of July is to celebrate the independence of America. Without that significant event, we probably live a different life right now, or we might not even be living here at all….

How to Show Love To Your OFW Spouse This Valentine’s

How to Show Love To Your OFW Spouse This Valentine’s If there’s one topic that all Filipinos can talk about for days, it’s love. So much of our culture revolves around our collective idea of love—that a Filipino individual will do anything for the love of their family. It’s the reason why so many of…

Unique Filipino Christmas Traditions

Is there a place better to spend Christmas at than the Philippines? We all know the answer: none. Ask Filipinos residing in a different country and they’ll all say one thing “there’s nothing like Christmas back home.” Let’s go on a feels trip and enumerate the reasons why Pinas is the best place to be…

Best Mangoes Ever

In a place called Guimaras, are plantations of mango trees that takes first prize for producing the world’s best mangoes. It is said that these Guimaras mangoes are served at the White House and the Buckingham Palace. Mangoes are taken seriously by the locals there that they don’t allow any other fruits to be brought…

Whale Shark – A Friendly Creature

  The Philippines is visited by numerous international group of people these days. Besides the good food that it offers, the attractions have multiplied exponentially over the years. As a country that is composed of approximately 7,000 islands, you can just imagine how vast and countless the activities, natural sights and attractions must be. One…

New Philippines Campaign Promotes Locally Produced Food

“The Sustainable Diner: A Key Ingredient for Sustainable Tourism,” was launched in the Philippines this week. Led by The World Wide Fund for Nature, the campaign promotes sustainable consumption and calls upon Filipino diners to help transform the local food-service industry in the country. Its goal is to promote Filipino dishes using locally produced food…

What is Filipino Food? Serious Eats Explains.

Before Filipino food became the global trendsetter it is today, Serious Eats examined what sets it apart. In an article by Drew Lazor, the culinary influences in Philippine history are shown to be one of many reasons. Key takeaways: The Philippine’s history is shaped by the Spanish, who introduced Iberian ingredients to early Filipinos; by…

Philippines: Comfort Food & Memories

NPR is airing a video series called #NPRHotPot, featuring foods from around the world and the memories people associate with them. Recently the program interviewed Wilma Consul, a Philippines native, journalist and personal chef, about her childhood memories. A highlight is learning about her favorite comfort food…and watching her make it. Reports NPR, “Every morning,…

Traveling in the Philippines: The Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort

International food connoisseur Andrew Zimmern considers Filipino food as the next big thing in culinary arts. He couldn’t have said it better. Our cuisine, often thrown into the sidelines in the global culinary scene, is undoubtedly one of the most unique ones in the world. Snippets of our nation’s history and culture can be experienced […]…