Neighboorhood bakery

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 08:01 p.m.

“THERE'S something romantic about baking,” chef Jason Hyatt of The Abaca Group expressed.

The declaration probably stemmed from the daily, curious observations along the process—perhaps on the intimate interaction of ingredients—or the beauty that becomes from a piece of dough after it has succumbed to fire. But really, the scent alone of freshly baked goodies triggers thoughts on romance or gastronomic affairs, at least. That, and a whimsical atmosphere.

Side Dish: Penance based on the seafood chronicles

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 07:59 p.m.

IT'S that time of the year again when pork retreats to the dark corners of the fridge. While Lent is an opportunity for spiritual reflection through self-denial, the annual tradition also implies gastronomic penance, a reminder to nail to the cross high cholesterol and blood pressure as well.

Sira-sira Store: Summer’s four

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 07:51 p.m.

IF you think your summer getaway is hot, you’re right. This is the best time of the year to find great excuses to go off a weekend trip to Bantayan Island, or Moalboal, or Malapascua Island, to buff your tan and play under the sun.

If you don’t want to spend too much, there are four things you can do this summer, with some of these ideas not causing damage to your piggy bank.

Jo de Vivre: Good times with wine

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 07:48 p.m.

WHEN there’s wine, it’s bound to be a good time. Rustan’s recently hosted a wine tasting event at their supermarket in Ayala Center Cebu. The different varieties for the afternoon were Moët and Chandon Champagne Brut Imperial from France, Flametree Shiraz from Australia and Beronia Crianza from Spain. With modern wine drinking, there are no hard rules anymore for red wine being paired only with red meat, or white wine being paired only with seafood. But what do you buy to go with that bottle?

Side Dish: At a tea feast

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 07:46 p.m.

THE evening of Tea Gastronomy at the Santa Maria Ballroom of Radisson Blu Cebu promised to be a feast of tea-infused dishes that would open one’s taste buds to the many flavors of Dilmah tea; taken as is or used in the preparation of food.

The parade of dishes started with an appetizer, the Green Tea with Jasmine Flowers Sous Vide Cured Salmon, Black Tea Caviar. Green Tea with Jasmine flowers was also served with it, if one wanted to taste the tea that went into the dish.

Three TV networks to air Pacquiao-Mayweather fight for free

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 07:44 p.m.

MANILA–Three major broadcast companies set aside rivalry for the moment to air for free the much-anticipated fight of Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao against American rival Floyd Mayweather Jr.

In a press conference on Thursday, Solar Entertainment’s Wilson Tieng said that ABS-CBN, GMA and TV5 will air the boxing match, dubbed as Battle for Greatness, on May 3 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sarah Geronimo, Rey Valera win big at MYX Music Awards

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 07:42 p.m.

SARAH Geronimo emerged as the big winner at the 10th MYX Music Awards after scoring four awards including Favorite Artist, Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Music Video for Tayo and Favorite Remake for Maybe This Time.

The pop princess and The Voice of the Philippines coach remains as the artist with the most number of wins in MYX Music Awards history, as she raised her total number of MYX Music Award trophies to 23.

Idina Menzel PH concert set for June 7

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 07:40 p.m.

MANILA–Broadway actress and singer Idina Menzel is coming to Manila for a one-night concert on June 7 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

The news was shared by Menzel on Twitter. Before her Manila concert, the Tony award-winning singer/actress will perform in South Korea and Japan.

A world of spring and summer by the beach

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 10:02 p.m.

IT was on a Thursday summer night, particularly on March 12, when the stylish women of Cebu arrived at the Ocean Pavilion in Shangri-La’s Mactan Island Resort and Spa. Decked in resort chic ensembles, fashion lovers and mavens were in anticipation for the unveiling of another world-class brand in the metropolis.

Ramp Buzz: Arketa comes to Cebu

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 10:00 p.m.

NOTHING gets a girl’s heart beating, apart from a man, than the sight of gorgeous dresses paired with bedazzling accessories to rock a fabulous ensemble for a night out. With that, the Mode de Vie returns this month with fashionable designs and accessories that are nothing short of striking by an Israeli fashion brand, Arketa.


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