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A hit adobo from Rachelle Ann Go and Christian Bautista
by KITCHEN SPY By Heidi Ng - March 29, 2007 - 12:00am
The energy is palpable between singers Christian Bautista and Rachelle Ann Go. The two young newbies in show business have definitely made their mark in this very fickle industry. They are both armed with vocal talent,...
Cooking with the talented Erik Santos
by KITCHEN SPY By Heidi Ng - November 30, 2006 - 12:00am
Erik Santos has become a familiar face and voice because of his numerous hits, such as It Might Be You, I Believe I Can Fly, This Is The Moment, Pagbigyan Muli, Di Ko Kaya, Now That I Have You, I’ll...
The Divine Diva is also a divine cook
by KITCHEN SPY By Heidi Ng - November 16, 2006 - 12:00am
Zsa Zsa Padilla is looking better than ever. She does not look a day over 40! She attributes looking good to mesotherapy, wushu exercises (which she did a lot of prior to filming the much-anticipated gay...
Lorraine Hahn talks kitchen
by KITCHEN SPY By Heidi Ng - April 27, 2006 - 12:00am
Lorraine Hahn hosted CNN International’s regional chat show, Talk Asia after returning from a one-year sabbatical in November 2001. During her sabbatical, she worked with 2Bsure.com and lectured at Hong Kong...
It’s the cooking school of hard knocks for Albert Martinez
by KITCHEN SPY By Heidi Ng - November 24, 2005 - 12:00am
Hey, I like this! I can get used to this! This is a scene straight out of Wish Ko Lang," says Albert Martinez as he dons an Edsa Shangri-La chef’s jacket and apron. "I have always dreamed of trying...
Cito Beltran: The experimental cook
by KITCHEN SPY By Heidi Ng - July 28, 2005 - 12:00am
Straight Talk is celebrating its fourth anniversary this month. The talk show’s success is due largely to its witty host, Cito Beltran. When he pitched to ABS CBN News Channel executives the idea of doing a...
Miriam Quiambao lives la dolce vita
by KITCHEN SPY By Heidi Ng - June 9, 2005 - 12:00am
If any celebrity is now sorely missed on Philippine television, it is Miss Universe runner-up and charming host Miriam Quiambao. The tall, morena beauty is a licensed physical therapist and gym instructor when she...
Rico Hizon’s fruitcake is a winner
by KITCHEN SPY By Heidi Ng - May 5, 2005 - 12:00am
Rico Hizon makes us proud. As the only Filipino in the prestigious news organization BBC, he is proof that Filipinos can reach the top with sheer hard work and determination. This journalism graduate from De La...
No fad diets for Rachel and Barney Alejandro
by KITCHEN SPY By Heidi Ng - April 21, 2005 - 12:00am
Rachel and Barney Alejandro turn heads wherever they go. With their tanned skin and toned bodies, it is hard not to notice them. The sisters make you feel like you really want to go on a diet after seeing them. However,...
A standing ovation for Joy Virata’s crepes
by KITCHEN SPY By Heidi Ng - April 14, 2005 - 12:00am
The names Zeneida "Bibot "Amador, Baby Barredo and Joy Virata are synonymous with Repertory Philippines. Together with the actors and production crew that make up the company, the three pillars of Rep are...
When Gilbert met Georgia: The Remullas find love in the kitchen
by KITCHEN SPY By Heidi Ng - March 24, 2005 - 12:00am
Gilbert and Georgia Remulla are the epitome of the modern couple. Gilbert is already in his second term as representative of the second district of Cavite, while Georgia is a practicing pediatric dentist.
Phoemela Baranda is a DIY snack master
by KITCHEN SPY By Heidi Ng - March 10, 2005 - 12:00am
People who know Phoemela Baranda swear she can be crazy and funny. She is a child trapped in a woman’s body. For her age, she has amassed a great resume, a successful modeling portfolio, and a burgeoning television...
Isabel Roces says going vegan is not hard
by KITCHEN SPY By Heidi Ng - September 16, 2004 - 12:00am
I was at The Farm at San Benito some weeks ago and tried their plant-based, primarily raw-foods buffet lunch. It was a pleasant surprise. It was fun exploring this unique and satisfying cuisine. Several of the dishes...
Drew Arellano cooks his mom’s favorite bacalao
by KITCHEN SPY By Heidi Ng - September 2, 2004 - 12:00am
One fine Sunday dinner, I was invited to watch Drew Arellano prepare and cook three entrees, as well as have dinner with his family. The Unang Hirit co-host is so popular nowadays that dinner with Drew is sometimes...
An all-fish dinner for Giselle Sanchez
by KITCHEN SPY By Heidi Ng - August 12, 2004 - 12:00am
There is never a dull moment with Giselle Sanchez. Not only is she a popular standup comedian, she also a singer, radio and TV host and actress. She was seen in Last Fool Show on IBC 13, which follows the same format...
Garlic reminds Paolo Valenciano of home
by KITCHEN SPY By Heidi Ng - August 5, 2004 - 12:00am
What was supposed to be a Father’s Day article about Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano and son Paolo Valenciano turned out to be an article solely on the young theater actor, teen heartthrob and Penshoppe image...
Meet Simonette delos Reyes-Ferraren: The funnel cake queen
by KITCHEN SPY By Heidi Ng - July 15, 2004 - 12:00am
Simonette delos Reyes-Ferraren is enthusiasm personified. She tells us that everything at her California Funnel Cakes Café in Pasay City were recycled from her old furniture. The old tablecloths have been...
Nothing half-baked for Dick Gordon
by KITCHEN SPY By Heidi Ng - July 8, 2004 - 12:00am
Senator Richard "Dick" Gordon proved his charisma still works. Gathering 12 million votes for a seat in the Senate, this man, recognized by Asiaweek Magazine years ago as one of the top 20 great Asians...
There’s kangkong and longganisa in Jenine Desiderio’s spaghetti
by KITCHEN SPY By Heidi Ng - June 24, 2004 - 12:00am
Many consider theter actors as the most talented in the performing arts. For many theater actors, rehearsals often last all night, and they have to sing and dance live. There are no take-twos during shows, and they...
Carlo Tanseco cooks more than just Figaro coffee
by KITCHEN SPY By Heidi Ng - May 27, 2004 - 12:00am
Figaro, a 10-year-old Filipino company, is fast becoming a globally competitive enterprise. It has a branch in Hong Kong and is planning to open new branches in Dubai, Seoul, and Shanghai. Entrepreneur Magazine has...
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