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…

New Zealand salmon is the Wagyu beef of the sea

In my column First Class in today’s Inquirer (28 August 2016, Sunday), I talk about New Zealand salmon, my current obsession 🙂   After being made aware by a wellness doctor of the dangerous levels of my visceral fat, on top of hideous subcutaneous fat, I realized it’s time to cut down on the Wagyu…

Cafe Fleur by Sau del Rosario, Angeles, Pampanga

Cafe Fleur with #LafangMD

Here’s a copy of my column First Class published 21 August 2016, Sunday, in the Philippine Daily Inquirer + more pics 🙂 I wrote about a recent day trip to Pampanga. Went with a few doctors of my dad, whom we met when they were just residents and now they have finished their fellowships! Angeles…

Jeff Claudio of Burnt Ends for Chef Jessie Rockwell. Margaux Salcedo for margauxlicious.com.

Burnt Ends’ Chef Jeff Claudio Guests at Chef Jessie Rockwell

Thoroughly enjoyed the cooking of Chef Jeff Claudio, a visiting Filipino-Canadian chef, at Chef Jessie’s in Rockwell that I wrote about it in the Inquirer last Sunday. In case you missed it, here’s the link to the article: http://business.inquirer.net/194588/executives-get-a-chance-to-enjoy-creations-of-chef-jeff-claudio Claudio currently works at Burnt Ends, a restaurant in Singapore’s Chinatown led by the brilliant David…

MADRID FUSION Manila

Madrid Fusion 2015 Shines Spotlight on Philippines

As published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, January 11, 2015. “We never thought this would happen in our lifetime,” Chef Myrna Segismundo said, sharing the news that she and Chef Margarita Fores will be cooking at Madrid Fusion in Spain this February. Madrid Fusion-International Gastronomic Summit is one of the most prestigious gatherings of chefs…

Bob Sobrepena Fruitcake. Photo by Margaux Salcedo for margauxlicious.

Best Food Gifts of Christmas 2014

As published in Inquirer January 4, 2015. Hello 2015!!! So happy to welcome the New Year with gratitude in my heart for the many blessings in 2014. Thankful as well for the calorific and cholesterol-laden food gifts, as these were the most delicious ones! Best foodies Interestingly, while one would think that the most delicious…

Bulacan chicharon. Photo by Margaux Salcedo.

Porky Gifts for the Holidays

As published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sunday, December 14, 2014. Now that the P2.6-trillion national budget with redefined savings for 2015 has been passed by Congress, let’s roll with the theme of pork for our Christmas gifts! Here are a few suggestions for your pork-loving colleague or boss, or for that wacky Christmas party.…