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Bringing Christmas to life in the Metro South

MANILA, Philippines — Filinvest City in Alabang has truly earned its place as the premier lifestyle destination in the Metro South, an ideal live-work-play community that has everything a city dweller needs. This holiday season, Filinvest City transforms itself into a more dazzling spectacle with a unique Christmas wonderland. On …

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LIST: Holiday feasting options

MANILA, Philippines — With Christmas fast approaching, listing down what you want on your dinner table on the eve of the most celebrated event in the world can sometimes be confusing. Below are some of the dining choices that you can include in your list to make dining more enjoyable …

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How to distill 100 years into song

Rémy Martin, the makers of Cognac Grand Champagne Louis XIII, like to get you thinking about human endeavor and history. Start with that bottle: a distinctive decanter, said to be unearthed in 1569 after the Battle of Jarnac, inspired Paul-Émile Rémy Martin three centuries later to create the first Louis …

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Glad tidings

MANILA, Philippines — Have you ever wondered why most Filipino homemakers cook more than they should during the holidays? Well, that’s because asking family members and friends if they’d like to bring home anything from the holiday spread — Christmas ham, bibingka, puto bumbong, leche flan, fruit salad and lechon …

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Meat me in St. Louis

I sold out all my food at the Kultura Festival in Chicago and was looking forward to doing the same in St. Louis, at Guerilla Street Food’s 2nd Annual Filipino Night Market. I thought I was going to die. No, I was sure of it. It was only a two-hour …

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Making kids eat veggies: New book tells how

MANILA, Philippines — For parents of children who are becoming more picky eaters, book author and educator Mabi David believes training kids in their younger years to eat fruits and vegetables will benefit them in the coming years. In an interview with Philstar.com during the launch of her book “Paano …

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Two chefs, four hands equal a taste of the future

The Pen’s Old Manila chef Allan Briones and Toyo Eatery chef Jordy Navarra brought their Michelin-star training abroad to two very different settings back home. And now they’re collaborating in a one-night-only dinner at Old Manila. Like how most great meals start, this one begins with an idea — that …

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