Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

Since today is Mother’s Day, I would like to pay tribute to my mother, the gorgeous Wonderwoman – Carmelita “Baby” Vargas Salcedo. I will share a few kitchen stories about her, also to encourage our readers to share kitchen stories of their own mothers on social media so we can celebrate moms everywhere! (Do tag…

Painting Cakes Brings New Life to Artist Christina Dy

He Is Risen!    As we celebrate the message of hope that Easter brings, allow me to share the story of a friend who found light amidst darkness, strength in the midst of fear, and joy in spite of sorrow. She is a true inspiration.   Her name is Christina Dy.      She is…

Le Cordon Bleu Rises at the Ateneo

As you might have heard, Le Cordon Bleu, the legendary culinary institute, has partnered with Ateneo de Manila and to open Le Cordon Bleu Ateneo de Manila at the Arete, a new building at the Loyola Heights campus of the Ateneo branded as their “creative hub”. This seems to be Ateneo’s response to Enderun College’s…

Fine Dining on Fine Pettyjohn Pottery

I had the most interesting dinner this weekend. It was a unique concept: 6 ceramic artists (potters) came together to showcase their work through a dining experience hosted by Aleth Ocampo in her Magallanes private dining space. Aleth, known for her classic French cooking, served all the dishes for this event in pottery by (pictured…

ManilaSpeak.com Launches Power Lunch with Margaux Salcedo

A few weeks ago, we started Power Lunch with Margaux Salcedo, an online show for ManilaSpeak.com, aired on Youtube. Itโ€™s an effort of mine to bring my two worlds together: food and politics. I realized that my friendships are so diverse: that the beliefs of my friends stretch politically from left to right, from activists…