The answer to your weight loss problem – Okra!

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, June 19) – At first, I don’t really like eating okra. I’m sure many of you will agree that the slimy feeling is very off-putting. But when I found out that okra is very effective in helping one to lose weight, I became an instant fan of this vegetable. It is touted as the ideal vegetable for weight loss and the main reasons are: Okra  is low in calories […]

Healthy snacks for school

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, June 17) – The school days are back and one of the major dilemmas faced by moms is to ensure that their kids have a “baon” that is not just delicious but healthy as well. Preparing your kids’ baon is one of the most iconic rituals attributed to mothers – a familiar sight every morning. It shows how much our moms love us as she sends us tasty and […]

El Celler de Can Roca returns to top as World’s Best Restaurant

JUNE 2 (Reuters) — Spanish restaurant El Celler de Can Roca regained its title as the world’s best restaurant on Monday (June 1), fending off previous winner Noma, with which it has alternated the top honor in recent years. The Copenhagen restaurant dropped two places to No. 3, knocking chef-owner Rene Redzepi off the top spot he had held last year and for three previous years at the annual fine dining ceremony held in London’s […]

Kremlin shaped barbecue grills a hit in Ukraine capital

MAY 22 (Reuters) — A group of Ukrainian artists say they have come up with a novel way of supporting Ukrainian troops battling in the east and show their displeasure against Moscow’s role in the conflict. The entrepreneurs have created a barbecue grill in the shape of Moscow’s Kremlin, which when put to use shows flames licking up the walls of the iconic building. With the weather in Kiev turning sunny and more people holding […]

What you need to know about Food Safety

Food poisoning is an illness caused by eating contaminated food. It’s not usually serious and most people get better within a few days without treatment. In most cases of food poisoning, the food is contaminated by bacteria, such as salmonella or Escherichia coli (E. coli), or a virus, such as the norovirus. Common Food Poisoning Germs A number of microorganisms can cause food poisoning. Common culprits include: Salmonella. Salmonella bacteria are the leading cause of food […]

Higher rice harvest this year

MANILA, Philippines – For the first quarter of the year, the Philippines recorded an additional 100, 000 metric tons of rice harvested compared to a similar period last year. Still, said additional harvest did not manage to reach government target. Authorities estimated that the following rice harvests for this year will be low due to the El Niño phenomenon. (Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Jericho Morales, MRFaith Bonalos)

So, will you still drink milk tea?

By Jay Paul Carlos QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News April 20) – Undoubtedly one of the fastest food fads to take over the country is the milk tea craze. As more and more Pinoys got hooked to the delicious taste, more and more milk tea stores and booths opened up until you cannot walk a few yards without stumbling into one. Literally, anywhere you go, you can satisfy your craving for milk tea. Until the […]

DA cuts down chicken SRP

QUEZON CITY, April 20 (PIA) — The Department of Agriculture in a statement said it will implement today, Monday, a lower suggested retail price (SRP) for chicken in Metro Manila markets. Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala approved the P110 per kilogram temporary SRP for whole chicken recommended by the Department’s Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service (AMAS) Director Leandro Gazmin and the United Broiler Raisers Association, until gate prices stabilize. The previous SRP for chicken was P135 per kilo. […]

Philippine town in world record attempt for largest serving of fertilized duck eggs

A suburb in the Philippine capital of Manila held a feast of fertilized duck eggs on Friday (April 10) in the hope of setting a world record for the largest serving of the local delicacy. Organizers from Pateros town said more than 500 participants joined the feast and ate a total of 117.5 kilograms of duck embryos, which had been cooked with vinegar and soy sauce by culinary students. Around 1,000 eggs were prepared for […]

Candy shop attempts world record for largest peanut butter cup

A Los Angeles candy shop claims it set a Guinness World Record on Saturday (March 21). The Candy Factory in North Hollywood used a kiddie pool as a mold for melted chocolate and peanut butter in an attempt to make the world’s largest peanut butter cup. The owners told local media they poured more than 440 pounds (199kg) of ingredients into the peanut butter cup, which would beat the previous world record by 190 pounds […]

DTI-Sarangani rolls out i-PMDP

ALABEL, Sarangani, (PIA) –  The Department of  Trade and Industry (DTI) – Sarangani provincial office  is  pushing  among local micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) engaged in food processing  its Integrated Product and Market Development Project (i-PMDP),  an enhanced  business development program. Processed food cluster is one of the prioritized sub-sectors under DTI’s industry clustering strategy. Engr. Nenita Barroso, DTI provincial director, said i-PMPD seeks to increase and sustain the supply of exportable-quality processed products of the province […]