cooking

Everything in its place

April 7, 2010

A few nights ago, I decided to honour my place as a woman and my mother’s origins from the food capital of the Philippines (Pampanga) by cooking dinner.  Specifically, I decided to cook a staple Philippine chicken dish called adobo.  Yes, I said it. I volunteered to cook something different from scrambled eggs and toast. [...]

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Domestic diva

February 5, 2010

From Facebook: Denise Gamboa to my future husband: i burnt popcorn in the microwave, and to neutralize the smell started boiling coffee on the stove. i just burnt that too. and now it’s doubly stinky. i am just not destined for the kitchen. you need to know that in advance. ♥

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Polo in Buenos Aires Argentina

November 15, 2009

Thanks to the generosity of some new friends, I got to go to my very first polo match yesterday.  And it was beautiful.  A perfectly warm spring Saturday, with the excited buzz of the season’s opening games thick in the air.  We were fortunate to get box seats and what a great introduction to polo [...]

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Pieces of home

March 27, 2009

Sea salt from Peloponese Greece. Pulvoron from Goldilocks California. Crackers from Korea. Ingredients from home that somehow make us feel a little less far away from the smells and flavors of the kitchens we grew up in. Last week, a sudden burst of gratitude came over me while Maria and I were making dinner in [...]

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Cooking with Gordon Ramsay

November 11, 2008

We launched this new YT series called “Cookalong with Gordon Ramsay”.  With the recession upon us, there are stats that suggest people are choosing to eat out less and eat in more.  The point is to watch Gordon cook a recipe in one hour and then go and do it yourself.  We’ve been asked to [...]

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