Food

Monthly ‘lechon’ fest in La Loma to put QC in tourism map

MANILA— To further stake its claim as the “Lechon Capital of the Philippines,” a Quezon City lawmaker on Tuesday said he wanted the local tourism department to hold monthly street parties in La Loma featuring what else, but its famous lechon (roast pig) delicacies. Quezon City Rep. Vincent “Bingbong” Crisologo made the proposal to businessmen …

Five things to know about St Viateur, one of Montreal’s biggest bagel makers

Five things to know about St-Viateur bagel, one of Montreal’s most famous bagel shops that marked its 60th anniversary Sunday: – St-Viateur was founded by Myer Lewkowicz, a Jewish immigrant from Poland. In 1942 he was arrested by the Gestapo and sent to Buchenwald concentration camp, according to the store’s website. He arrived in Canada …

Why make just a desert? Here are tips for a dessert buffet

Fruit pies, ice cream, and fresh berry salads are summer staples, and you’ll never catch us turning any of those down. But even in the summer, the occasion may arise where you want to crank it up a notch. Whether it’s a bridal shower, anniversary party, or late-night after-party, a dessert buffet can be a …

ASEAN dishes tickle taste buds at food festival

MANILA–Foodies don’t have to travel to every Southeast Asia country to taste their authentic cuisines — they can find some of their most delectable dishes in a 1,500-square meter lot in Quezon City. The first ASEAN Food Festival kicked off Thursday night at the newly-opened Ayala Malls Vertis North, welcoming over 1,000 people who craved …

Book spills origin tidbits, recipes from land of Shake Shack

NEW YORK—Harken back to when Shake Shack was not a burger-flipping force in more than 130 locations around the globe. Then, in 2001, it was a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park, where it opened as part of an art installation. It operated for three summers, losing money each year. So says its creator, …

Use aquafaba in recipes for french toast, waffles and pulled jackfruit, pavlova

Finding a replacement for eggs can be one of the biggest challenges for vegan bakers or people with sensitivities or allergies. Aquafaba, or the brine from legumes like chickpeas, is a dream come true because it can be used as a substitute for eggs in sweet and savoury applications. Rebecca Coleman, author of the new …

63 people charged over Brazil meat scandal

RIO DE JANEIRO–Brazil’s Federal Police said Sunday they charged 63 people for taking part in a corruption scheme that sold expired or adulterated meat, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. The scandal led at least 25 countries to temporarily suspend imports of Brazilian meat. Among the charges are falsifying medical records and certificates, tampering with food …

Sushi stress: Fishermen not catching many baby eels

PORTLAND –The chilly rivers of Maine are causing trouble in the world of sushi. The state’s brief, annual season for baby eels is off to a slow start because of a cold spring that has prevented the fish from running in rivers. The baby eels, called elvers, are an important piece of the worldwide sushi …

‘Nose-to-tail’ cooking in PHL urged

MANILA—Nose-to-tail cooking which refers to using an entire animal to avoid food wastage, is an emerging food trend worldwide but has been done in the Philippines and other countries for the longest time. During the second day of culinary event Madrid Fusion Manila (MFM), several chefs demonstrated cooking several nose-to-tail dishes and urged visiting guests …

What do Panera and Krispy Kreme have in common?

St. LOUIS –Panera is being acquired by Europe’s JAB Holding Co. for more than $7 billion, the second largest restaurant deal made in North America in at least decades. Americans are likely more familiar with JAB than they know. The Luxembourg investment fund has controlling interests in Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Caribou Coffee Co., Stumptown …