Lydia Castillo
Lydia Castillo
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The ‘Durables’
by Lydia Castillo - March 5, 2017 - 12:00am
Consistent, efficient service by well-trained staff, a reliable kitchen and continuously good food. That is the formula for being a “durable.”
What is your comfort food?
by Lydia Castillo - February 12, 2017 - 12:00am
We take pride in how we have developed a delicious pancit recipe for which we use either bihon or canton noodles.
Kitchen gadgets
by Lydia Castillo - January 29, 2017 - 12:00am
We live in an era full of gadgets. The homemaker is not devoid of things that make life in the kitchen much easier.
What exactly is foie gras?
by Lydia Castillo - May 22, 2016 - 12:00am
The Philippines is no exception, we know of a lot of people who savor the earthy taste and silky texture of this precious liver, which goes through a tedious process before it gets to the dining table.
Enticed by 50 percent offers
by Lydia Castillo - May 14, 2016 - 10:00am
One day, having come across a flyer of Shopwise, we became curious and decided to visit its outlet in Alabang.
Strawberry-flavored coffee?
by Lydia Castillo - April 16, 2016 - 10:00am
We are a coffee drinker and in our previous corporate days, we would be good for at least six cups a day  brewed, not instant.
Japanese wraps in Cebu
by Lydia Castillo - April 2, 2016 - 10:00am
Japanese restaurants (big and small), stalls and food outlets have sprung up in practically all corners of cities and towns in the country.
“Sexy Chix” in our basket
by Lydia Castillo - March 19, 2016 - 10:00am
Entering the field of healthy diet, Sexy Chix comes in cans and as frozen pieces.
Lenten bangus
by Lydia Castillo - March 5, 2016 - 9:00am
We now share the recipe which has been handed down to us by our late mother.
Meatless Fridays
by Lydia Castillo - February 20, 2016 - 9:00am
We, and presumably a lot of home cooks as well, have what we call our “traditional” Lenten dishes.
White kimchi, anyone?
by Lydia Castillo - February 7, 2016 - 12:00am
Kimchi is a regular on any Korean table, especially during wintertime, hence its overwhelming spiciness.
Leche flan, truffles and risotto
by Lydia Castillo - January 23, 2016 - 9:00am
We recently had a Leche Flan Challenge and a truffle-infused special dish of creamy risotto.
Our latest discovery
by Lydia Castillo - January 16, 2016 - 9:00am
The past holidays also made us discover new food products, some of which are made by enterprising homemakers.
Happy New Year!
by Lydia Castillo - January 2, 2016 - 9:00am
The New Year will bring many other kitchen trials. Be sure to be prepared and come out a winner. Have happy cooking days ahead!
The year of mercy
by Lydia Castillo - December 19, 2015 - 9:00am
It is with much nostalgia that we say goodbye to another hotel, the InterContinental in the heart of the Makati Commercial Center.
Biñan pospas and puto
by Lydia Castillo - December 5, 2015 - 9:00am
Tony’s pospas is often imitated but never equaled. Its recipe is tightly guarded by Tony’s heirs.
A nostalgic meal
by Lydia Castillo - November 21, 2015 - 9:00am
Aristocrat’s founding matriarch Doña Engracia Reyes has a big family. Her legacy thus continues with her children, grandchildren and maybe even great grandchildren.
Eating in a palengke
by Lydia Castillo - November 14, 2015 - 9:00am
One day, our friend Sonia invited us to Tagaytay. In the course of the drive, we were consulting each other as to where we could have lunch. Readily, she said “sa palengke.” At least a couple of those...
Learning more about our country
by Lydia Castillo - October 31, 2015 - 10:00am
Recently, we found another way to familiarize the Filipinos with their country – a series of cookbooks by the SM Group, that explores our regional cuisines alongside details on topography and vignettes of customs...
Art has no barrier
by Lydia Castillo - October 17, 2015 - 10:00am
Besieged by crises all around its borders, Hungary seemingly lifted the symbolic barrier on art and has sent out its Budapest Operetta and Musical Theatre to various countries, among them the Philippines.
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