21 Mar2017


See link here.

The folks at the Dept. of Tourism asked if I would do this for them, and I agreed. Anything to help promote the country’s food and food culture has always been high on my list. The DOT/Producers paid for the all of the boneless Zubuchons used (they thought whole roasted pigs might offend some of the international audience, hence the tamer boneless Zubuchons) in the advertisement and I did this gratis (or completely for free). Everyone knows I don’t like doing video, but I was amazed how quickly they did this shot (less than 1 hour). Apparently this will play on international news and social media outlets, local movie theaters, etc. all year long… Yipes! :)

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07 Feb2017

Crab Three Ways…

by Marketman

When my eldest brother announced he was going to try and bring 10 hectares of family fishponds in the outskirts of Lucena City back from the dead, we all wished him well.

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POSTED IN: Main Courses, Shellfish

06 Feb2017


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03 Feb2017


There is so much vitriol and hatred on social media these days. I’m not sure why, but it’s a relatively recent phenomenon that’s perhaps fed by a lack of appreciation for facts, a lack of critical analysis, a lack of accountability and the bravado that comes with a veil of anonymity. I personally don’t have a facebook account, and never have, but our Managers in our Cebu office have asked me to post a “reply” as our Zubuchon facebook account is hot and heavy at the moment with all kinds of vitriol…

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POSTED IN: General, Rant & Rave

30 Jan2017

Toasted Ensaimada

by Marketman

Emptying out the post-holiday food stocks often takes up to a month or so…

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POSTED IN: Desserts/Baked Goods/Sweets, General

29 Jan2017


Somehow, the promise of what lies within is almost always overestimated when it comes to quesong puti wrapped in fresh banana leaves.

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POSTED IN: General, Other Food Products, Kitchen Equipment, Etc., Produce

28 Jan2017


Every year I wait with bated breath for the appearance of local rhubarb in the weekend markets.

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28 Dec2016

Ginger Turns 100!!

by Marketman

Well, not really.

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