December 2018 archive

Estofado

There are times when something from the distant past comes up all of a sudden, triggered probably by a conversation or sometimes something more subtle. This memory surfaced when my family was having lunch at home. We were talking about this Spanish recipe my wife and I often ordered when we went to Anne’s or …

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Waknatoy

Liliw, Laguna is known for its fresh tomatoes and lanzones, not to mention it is the slipper capital of the Philippines. La Loma and Cebu are known for their lechon. Rizal is famous for its suman and other glutinous rice desserts. Baguio is known for its fresh vegetables. Negros is known as the sugar capital. …

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Beef Kaldereta

Beef kaldereta (sometimes spelled as caldereta) is another party or fiesta or special occasion dish. Beef Kaldereta takes some time to cook, around two to three hours. Preparing the ingredients is easy. But the searing of the carrots, potatoes and beef to lock in the flavors does take some time – not to mention the …

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