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.…

Foie gras paella. Pablo. Photo by Margaux Salcedo for margauxlicious. December 2014.

Pablo: Hip and Happening in Salcedo Village

Originally published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sunday, December 21, 2014 I like to think of Salcedo Village in the Central Business District as the country’s own little Manhattan. Offices and residences blend together. There’s a park in the middle. You can walk anywhere. You feel safe walking alone even in the middle of the…

52-degree Egg. Tasting Room, City of Dreams. Photo by Margaux Salcedo by margauxlicious.

Tasting Room at the City of Dreams

As published in Philippine Daily Inquirer December 28, 2014. Additional photos from author Margaux Salcedo. . This coming 2015 may be the year when the Philippines will make it to the culinary world map. Tourism Secretary Mon Jimenez is bringing Madrid Fusion to Manila, with no less than Mugaritz Chef Andoni Luis Aduriz doing demos.…