Into the New York Wild

Into the New York Wild

I walk up a wooded rise through my favorite park in Brooklyn, on the hunt for the first wild greens of the season. The air smells of soil and moisture. As joggers run along the asphalt path down below, I am nearly invisible, crouching among the new shoots and leaves...
Tastes of Penang

Tastes of Penang

After reading so much about Penang being the cuisine capital of Malaysia, I am ready to eat my way around the island. And, with masses of locals, expats and travellers all revelling in the local foodie culture, it comes as no surprise that the food courts and street...
A Cook’s Tour

A Cook’s Tour

APPETITE: WHAT IS THE SALO PROJECT? Yana Gilbuena: The Salo Project is my fifty state tour in the U.S. doing Filipino pop-up dinners for fifty weeks—well, [because I experienced some delays, for] over fifty weeks now. Pop-up dinners are different from pop-up...
Sweet (and sticky) Temptations

Sweet (and sticky) Temptations

A kaleidoscope of Filipino kakanin in rainbow colors and various shapes, are sold all over our country: in public markets, city sidewalks, bus terminals, mall food court stalls, and even by ambulant vendors plying the streets with wide bilaos (flat woven baskets)...