17 May2016


Asia’s Best Female Chef and good friend/neighbor Margarita Fores and Filipino food is the focus of the first episode of Season 2 of CNN’s Culinary Journeys. If you head to Rappler’s article on the episode, you get lots more detail… Suffice it to say, Mrs. MM and I thought we were just table fillers for a dinner featured at the closing part of the episode, but it turned out to be a gathering of lots of old friends and acquaintances, many of them farmers, purveyors, foodies that at some time or another have come through this website as well. I won’t pre-empt the program, just encourage you to watch it (first airing this Thursday at 430pm I think, with several replays over the next few days). And to CNN, I sure hope you deleted 80% of the conversation with Margarita beside me as we completely forgot she had a microphone on and that was a few days before the election! I had no idea there was a remote camera just above our table hidden in the trellis!! Hahaha. To Margarita, BRAVA! my dear…

P.S. I will post the full menu and some photos of the dinner AFTER the episodes air.



  1. ami says:

    MM, would you know if it’s CNN Philippines or CNN International?

    May 17, 2016 | 8:39 am


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  3. Marketman says:

    ami, I think it is CNN International, as the program times stated at the end of the Rappler article specify HK time (which is the same as here…)…

    May 17, 2016 | 11:28 am

  4. Footloose says:

    Makes my mood vault to read inspiring coverage such as this, specially when it’s about individuals I have come to know through this virtual neighbourhood. Encouraging exception to the usual dreadful/embarrassing news from over there brought by a network that limits its broadcasts to human and natural disasters.

    May 17, 2016 | 7:52 pm

  5. Natie says:

    Wii certainly watch it.. wow!!

    May 18, 2016 | 9:02 pm

  6. artisan chocolatier says:

    “And to CNN, I sure hope you deleted 80% of the conversation with Margarita beside me as we completely forgot she had a microphone on…”

    Hahaha…the mic & camera were the proverbial “fly on the wall”. I bet the conversation was just as juicy as some of the dish!

    May 19, 2016 | 9:51 am

  7. flip4ever says:

    Fortunately, it’s available on-line for those of us in the US where the show isn’t shown. Caught a short glimpse of you MM just because you were seated beside Margarita Fores during the dinner.

    May 20, 2016 | 2:43 am

  8. besYS says:

    Hi MM!
    A friend gave me this link – Margarita Fores, CNN Culinary Journeys.


    May 23, 2016 | 1:07 pm

  9. Kasseopeia says:

    I am late to this party, but fret not. Nothing from your convo made it to the episode.
    I would have loved to try that kinilaw!

    Jun 8, 2016 | 3:02 pm


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