Let’s fight depression!

QUEZON City, Philippines (March 27) – Experiencing ups and the downs  is  normal in life. It’s the experiences – both the good and the bad – that shape how we perceive the members of our society and  culture. Yet for some individuals, there is the constant feeling of always being “down.”This is what is commonly known as depression. Depression is a mental ailment that causes a person to be constantly sad. It is usually fought […]

Food park - the newest food trend

Food park – the newest food trend

QUEZON City, Philippines (February 23) – Aside from taking selfies and posting on social media – Filipinos really, really love food. Admit it, we enjoy eating and in response to our insatiable collective appetite, the food park made its appearance. Come to think of it, the food park is a great concept, a welcome addition to the Filipino foodie culture. After all, we like to try a variety of dishes and food parks allow us […]

‘Our food, our stories’: bringing west African cuisine to the world

by Stacey KNOTT, with Stephanie FINDLAY in Lagos Agence France-Presse It took a move to the United States from Ghana to convince food entrepreneur Essie Bartels that the world deserved to know more about west African cuisine. “You would always end up having to put on tons of stuff — hot sauce, lots of salt, pepper. Nothing was well-seasoned,” Bartels said about her American food experience. “It was literally whiter than white, there was no […]

High price of shrimp linked to water pollution: study

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — The price of big-sized shrimp can rise as a direct result of pollution from fertilizers that cause dead zones in coastal waters, US researchers said Monday. The study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is the first to show how a low-oxygen water problem called hypoxia is related to the climbing price of seafood. “Many studies have documented the ecological impacts of hypoxia, but establishing a clear causal link to […]

American kids and Pinoy food – they’re back!

QUEZON City, Philippines (January 23) – After the adorable viral video of American kids trying different Pinoy dishes, social media content provider WatchCut released another clip of these cute kids trying more Pinoy food. The previous video generated a lot of disappointment especially on the dishes they made the kids try. Being responsive to the comments, the new video features more common Pinoy dishes. The first dish they served on the table was chicken adobo that is one of […]

U.S. eggs arrive in bird flu-hit South Korea

  (Reuters) — Imported eggs from the United States arrived at Incheon International Airport on Saturday (January 14) to ease South Korea’s egg shortage caused by its worst-ever bird flu epidemic. Handout footage from the South Korean agriculture ministry showed workers unloading 100 tonnes of fresh eggs from the United States out of a Korean Air cargo plane. Later in the day, South Korea’s other major airline Asiana Airline is also scheduled to deliver 100 […]


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American kids and Filipino food = adorable!

QUEZON City, Philippines (December 20) – Adorable! Without a doubt, everyone can agree that this is the perfect word to describe the cute little kids in a viral video made by and posted in their Youtube channel. The video shows American kids try out Filipino food. Viewers really enjoyed the no-holds-barred reactions of these kids trying out food from different parts of the world. Their innocence and their honesty makes one roll on the floor, […]

Help teens pick healthy food

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL– (PIA6) — Adolescence is probably one of the most confusing and experimental stages of the human life. It is when rapid changes occur inside the body like hormonal surges which prepare the teens to face the real world and become adults, said Jund Rian Doringo of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute-DOST. According to the Philippine Dietary Reference Intakes (PDRI) by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST), […]

Safety officials warn Americans to be careful with frozen turkey

MARYLAND, United States (Reuters)– The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned Americans not to place a frozen turkey into a hot deep fryer this Thanksgiving. As the video showed, doing so results in an explosion of oil and flames. “We estimate an average of about 1,400 cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day each year. This is more than three times the average number of cooking fires each day throughout the rest of the year,” the […]

Kusina Lokal

KUSINA Lokal, a 24-hour non-stop authentic Filipino restaurant, recently celebrated its Grand Opening at Eton Centris Walk, Quezon Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. This Filipino-themed restaurant is owned by the award-winning international actor, Mr. Jacky Woo.   One of their specialty dishes is “Corned Beef Caldereta” according to Chef Jonah, Kusina Lokal’s Head Chef. Aside from satisfying your taste buds, Kusina Lokal is also easy on the wallet with affordable prices. Some of the showbiz personalities who […]

The most expensive food in the world

QUEZON City, Philippines (October 28) – How much do you spend for a single meal? Is it worth a thousand, a hundred or the cheapest available? How about the measure of servings, quality or simply its presentation? Do you consider those? I know that each one of us has our own standard on buying food. Most of the Filipinos would prefer more of where they can get more savings, but for those who spend much just for […]