Eat pray love Lipa
by Chit U. Juan - December 2, 2023 - 12:00am
You may think that this quote is just for the movies and from the movies, but let me tell you that it holds true for this city set upon the hills of Batangas, enjoying a 330-meter above sea level (masl) elevation....
The need to grow
by Chit U. Juan - November 25, 2023 - 12:00am
Yes, we all find that we need to grow – grow up, grow old, but grow. And it is the same for our soil.
Terra Madre Visayas
by Chit U. Juan - November 18, 2023 - 12:00am
I have been lucky to attend Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, a bi-annual celebration of Slow Food in Turin, Italy since 2012 (on even years) until 2022, minus 2020 or the pandemic year.
Trust is organic
by Chit U. Juan - November 11, 2023 - 12:00am
I was reading literature on Organic Farming and the high cost of third-party certification which prevents farmers from trying to even qualify for such papers that consumers are not even aware of.
Reforest and rewild
by Chit U. Juan - November 4, 2023 - 12:00am
I had the good fortune of meeting two passionate tree lovers in the persons of Eugene Strong and Alvin Orbecido, who both work with the local government of Isabela City, Basilan province.
Cebu: Ready for tourists
by Chit U. Juan - October 28, 2023 - 12:00am
As someone who loves to travel to different coffee origin sites like Benguet and Sulu, I have the tendency to skip lesser known coffee areas like Cebu.
Slow food, slow education
by Chit U. Juan - October 21, 2023 - 12:00am
One of the most difficult tasks as a speaker and advocate is to talk to older or more mature students.
Hot flat world
by Chit U. Juan - October 14, 2023 - 12:00am
If you have read Thomas Friedman who started with a flat world (The World is Flat, 2005) then followed it up with the sequel on how we should green the world (Hot, Flat and Crowded, 2008), that was a good 15 years...
The other side of Laguna
by Chit U. Juan - October 7, 2023 - 12:00am
How well do you know Laguna?
The Blue Zones
by Chit U. Juan - September 30, 2023 - 12:00am
You must have heard of the book about the Blue Zone, places in the world where people live to a hundred and have lower rates of chronic disease.
Hope in young farmers
by Chit U. Juan - September 23, 2023 - 12:00am
Imet a journalist who graduated with an Agriculture (particularly horticulture) college degree, has a family farm and is passionate about farming. Instead of him just interviewing me for a feature about ECHOstore,...
More on Cavite
by Chit U. Juan - September 16, 2023 - 12:00am
Cavite is just 60-75 minutes away from Manila, just like commuting from Makati to Quezon City during traffic.
Discovering upland Cavite’s secrets
by Chit U. Juan - September 9, 2023 - 12:00am
It was wonderful communing with Cavite farmers from less popular towns like Magallanes and Maragondon at the recent World Food Expo It was where Slow Food Cavite and Slow Food Manila joined forces to display local...
Afternoon tea, truffles and memories at the Peninsula Hong Kong
by Millie Karla Reyes - September 7, 2023 - 12:00am
After three and a half years of the pandemic, it was time to revisit Hong Kong, one of my favorite destinations.
Is sustainability just a fad?
by Chit U. Juan - September 2, 2023 - 12:00am
People thought so 15 years ago.
Food security of yesteryears
by Chit U. Juan - August 26, 2023 - 12:00am
Smoking meats and fish has long been a way of preserving food.
The art of sake
by Millie and Karla Reyes - August 24, 2023 - 12:00am
I have attended wine and food pairings, yet the most recent and unique was Solaire’s sake and Japanese cuisine food-pairing adventure par excellence!
Why am I here?
by Chit U. Juan - August 19, 2023 - 12:00am
My astrologer friends tell me to always find time for reflection, especially when Mercury the planet is on a backward spin or what we call Mercury Retrograde.
Ark of Taste – eat for a purpose
by Chit U. Juan - August 12, 2023 - 12:00am
The Ark of Taste is a veritable catalog of what species could disappear from our food culture if we stop eating them and farmers stopped growing them.
Mediterranean or Slow Food?
by Chit U. Juan - August 5, 2023 - 12:00am
They say that many follow the Mediterranean diet to live longer or to avoid the usual causes of lifestyle diseases – usually an inflammation of something in the body. “-Itis” is the suffix for anything...
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