Mary Ann Quioc Tayag
Mary Ann Quioc Tayag
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Cruising through Mexico with my CX friends
by Mary Ann Quioc Tayag - January 4, 2018 - 12:00am
The first night of our cruise, I smiled as I excitedly climbed and crawled into my bed.
Embracing baldness, dressing bohemian (and other things I have to do as a breast cancer warrior)
by Mary Ann Quioc Tayag - March 26, 2017 - 12:00am
A few days after my biopsy, my surgeon gently broke the news to me. I was not scared, not even sad.
What ‘Kain tayo’ really means
by Mary Ann Quioc Tayag - August 12, 2015 - 10:00am
The hundreds of school kids who got ill from eating durian candies in Surigao del Sur for sure shared the sweets among themselves.
Rizal and the taho at The Goose Station
by Mary Ann Quioc Tayag - January 1, 2015 - 12:00am
Once a French chef had our 10-course Kapampangan menu in Bale Dutung, which hubby Claude aptly called “decathlon.”
Lutong Macau
by Mary Ann Quioc Tayag - October 30, 2014 - 12:00am
Every October, the birth month of our late mom, we plan a family gathering.  We are not a big family but getting us all together is more complicated than getting hubby Claude’sTayag clan...
I have (good) skeletons in my cupboard
by Mary Ann Quioc Tayag - October 23, 2014 - 12:00am
She approaches me while am sipping my civet coffee from my pink cup and feeling the sun’s warmth on our deck for the vitamin D.
God’s sense of humor
by Mary Ann Quioc Tayag - June 8, 2014 - 12:00am
Darl, look,” hubby said, “it’s bigger now,” and hurriedly pulled down his boxer shorts and bent over.” I went closer and asked, “Can I touch it?” “Yes, but please be...
How Spiral ended my search for the best buffet
by Mary Ann Quioc Tayag - October 17, 2013 - 12:00am
About 500 years ago, Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer, was sailing for Spain because King Manuel I of Portugal refused to finance his voyage to the Spice Islands (then the East Indies and now Indonesia...
My breakfast wish
by Mary Ann Quioc Tayag - September 5, 2013 - 12:00am
I wish my body wasn’t so slow in the morning. My brain does not come fully alive till 10 a.m., and my stomach is too lazy to even feel hunger till then.
French parody
by Mary Ann Quioc Tayag - March 7, 2013 - 12:00am
We just had our first breakfast of goat cheese omelet, sautéed in butter and delicately flavored with extra-virgin olive oil and a pinch of fleur de sel (in English, “flower of salt”).
Behind every successful man is an exhausted wife
by Mary Ann Quioc Tayag - July 29, 2012 - 12:00am
I blame your wife for it,” she said smiling before we could even enter her clinic at St. Luke’s in BGC.
Bohol: Ube, old churches and Amun Ini
by Mary Ann Quioc Tayag - March 8, 2012 - 12:00am
Amun Ini, meaning “this is ours” in Ilonggo, spells pride of place.
25 truths about being 'luckily' married to a (great) 'kusinero'
by Mary Ann Quioc Tayag - July 28, 2011 - 12:00am
Once, our lunch guests asked if they could stay overnight. 
Who says Philippine cuisine is all brown and oily?
by Mary Ann Quioc Tayag - July 21, 2011 - 12:00am
 Honestly, if I had stepped into the function room without knowing that chef Myrna Segismundo had catered the event, I would surely have said it was not Filipino food but an international buffet or, more specifically,...
The Manila Hotel regains its old glory
by Mary Ann Quioc Tayag - June 9, 2011 - 12:00am
Recently we were invited to dinner at the Champagne Room of Manila Hotel.
Three delicious ways to dine at Café 1771
by Mary Ann Quioc Tayag - July 22, 2010 - 12:00am
Gone are the days when a wife or restaurant owner had to be an excellent cook.
Seasoned chefs in Heat
by Mary Ann Quioc Tayag - June 24, 2010 - 12:00am
I don’t like him,” said one of my hubby’s friends. “He has the nerve to call himself a chef and even named his restaurant after himself.”
Like Europe without the euros
by Mary Ann Quioc Tayag - March 26, 2009 - 12:00am
Remember that American Express credit card tagline “Don’t leave home without it”? I say “Just bring your most comfortable shoes and run away from shops” is a better mantra.
We eat what we are
by Mary Ann Quioc Tayag - February 26, 2009 - 12:00am
Two days ago, Claude and I had guests over for dinner. As I was coming from Manila, I arrived just before he served them dessert.
Philippine food, the most wonder-full in the world!
by Mary Ann Quioc Tayag - November 30, 2006 - 12:00am
Quioc, why is adobo different in cut, color and taste every time," a Malaysian friend asked me. She has tried our adobo from fast foods to grills to deluxe hotel and even to Amanpulo.
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