Claude Tayag: Portrait of the Chef as Artist

Claude Tayag never ceases to amaze me as he not only dabbles but shines in the various endeavors he pours his heart and soul into – whether it be the culinary arts or the visual arts. Bale Dutung We know him as a chef and culinary icon, with his relentless promotion of Pampango and Philippine…

Sekaya botanic infusion by Unilab

Sekaya has me switching to tea!

I’m switching to tea! Well, a little bit. At least for the products of Sekaya, I’m a convert. I was introduced to the brand by Claire de Leon Papa, Communications Director of Unilab, when she approached me to recommend a pastry chef who could create cookies or scones using their teas. Sweet Sally Desserts, of…

Nico Garcia, Goldee Salcedo, Proposal, Eiffel Tower, Le Jules Verne

Beautiful Proposal Atop The Eiffel Tower

I have the honor of announcing the engagement of Makati Congressional bet and 3-term Magallanes Councilor Nico Garcia to the gorgeous and gregarious entrepreneur/baker/leadership and management trainer and consultant/supersister/superdaughter/supergirl Goldee Salcedo. Finally! 🙂 Nico and Goldee have been a couple for eight years running. After keeping everyone in suspense, both heaven and earth are rejoicing…

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.…