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Mother’s Day (2016): Funny Movie about the Most Important Job in the World

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Director Garry Marshall the octogenarian genius behind memorable films such as Valentine’s Day and New Years Eve takes a fresh and funny look at this time-honored tradition in his movie Mother’s Day, starring Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson and Robert Sudeikis. This can also be considered as a Pretty Woman reunion of sorts between Marshall and Roberts along with Hector Elizondo, who played the benevolent hotel manager in that iconic jewelry box scene. Elizondo plays Robert’s manager and friend in the Mother’s Day film.

The must-see movie, which gives hilarious vignettes with touching lessons about that often overlooked role, is showing in Philippine theaters starting May 4. Mother’s Day is distributed locally by Octoarts Films International.

More about the Film:
Aniston is Sandy, a divorcee who is now forced to come to terms with her ex-husband’s much-younger new partner. Continue reading “Mother’s Day (2016): Funny Movie about the Most Important Job in the World”

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Kenny Rogers: Final World Tour LIVE in Manila this August!

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The long wait is over. Grammy Award-winning superstar Kenny Rogers is finally performing in Manila on August 11, 2016 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum presented by Ovation Productions. With special guest American Country Music Singer Linda Davis.

Kenny Rogers has enjoyed great success during his storied career of nearly six decades, which will be celebrated during Rogers’ final world tour: The Gambler’s Last Deal.

“Kenny Rogers Final Tour World In Manila” is presented by Ovation Productions. Tickets available at regular ticketnet outlets and online at http://www.ticketnet.com.ph starting Tuesday, April 19.

For more information: 532-8883

More about the Artist:

The enduring Country Music Hall of Fame member and pop superstar has endeared music lovers around the globe with his amazing songs, heartfelt performances, distinctive voice, gift for storytelling and universal appeal. Continue reading “Kenny Rogers: Final World Tour LIVE in Manila this August!”

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Jason Derulo: LIVE in Manila with Red Foo this May!

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Today’s hottest and best-selling pop and urban artist, Jason Derulo is bringing his World Tour 2016 to Manila on May 27th live at the Mall of Asia Arena. Joining him as special guest for this concert tour is equally successful pop and EDM artist, REDFOO, one half of the team behind “Party Rock Anthem”, “Sorry for Party Rocking” and “Sexy And I Know It”, electro-pop dance duo LMFAO.

Jason Derulo’s World Tour 2016 with special guest Redfoo in Manila is presented by Wilbros Live. Tickets will go on-sale on Wednesday, February 10th via smtickets.com

For more information:  Continue reading “Jason Derulo: LIVE in Manila with Red Foo this May!”

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Chef Tatung: Tinuktok, Sinuglaw and Kilawing Kambing recipes

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About the Author:
Michael Giovan Sarthou III, popularly known as Chef Tatung, is a chef, writer, and culinary heritage advocate. He developed his love for cooking while growing up in Cebu where his grandmothers would let him help cook in the family kitchen. In 2010, he burst onto the restaurant scene with the popular Chef Tatung’s, which explored Philippine regional specialties in all their diversity. Since then, Chef Tatung has become a jovial, engaging media presence. Continue reading “Chef Tatung: Tinuktok, Sinuglaw and Kilawing Kambing recipes”

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Merkanto International Street Food Fair: Some of the ‘eats’ on its first month

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Chicken and US Beef Rib Finger Satay are popular Indonesian and Malay street food. Savory chicken and meat grilled and served on skewers with a slightly sweet peanut sauce.

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Maakouda or Maakouda Batata are popular street food in Morocco that can be eaten plain or stuffed in ‘khobs’ (Moroccan sandwich). It consists of (traditionally) mashed or grated potatoes, mint salsa, ‘harissa’ sauce (a Tunisian hot chili pepper paste, the main ingredients of which are roasted red peppers, Baklouti pepper, Serrano peppers and other hot chili peppers & spices and herbs such as garlic paste, coriander seed, or caraway as well as some vegetable or olive oil for preservation), cheddar and cabbage.

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Nasi Goreng literally means ‘fried rice’ in Indonesian and Malay, can refer simply to fried pre-cooked rice with shrimp paste. This dish can be enjoyed by itself or as the basis of a larger meal, like traditionally in a ‘rijsttafel’ or ‘rice table’ (an elaborate meal adapted by the Dutch following the ‘hidang’ presentation of ‘Nasi Padang’ from the Padang region of West Sumatra)

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Roti or Chapatis is an Indian Subcontinent flat bread, made from stone-ground wholemeal flour, traditionally known as atta flour (very finely milled wheat flour), that originated and is consumed in Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Bangladesh.

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Chicken Croquettes with Chimichurri Sauce:

Croquettes are small bread crumbed fried food roll which consists of mashed potatoes or ground (meat or chicken in this instance), eggs, bread crumbs, sauteed onion, parsley and light seasoning.

Chimichurri or chimmichurri is a green sauce used for grilled meat, originally from Argentina. It is made of finely-chopped parsley, minced garlic, vegetable oil, oregano, and white vinegar.

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Churrasco is a Spanish and Portuguese term referring to beef or grilled meat more generally, differing across Latin America and Europe, but a prominent feature in the cuisine of Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Nicaragua and other Latin American countries. The related term churrascaria (or churrasqueria) is mostly understood to be a steakhouse. Continue reading “Merkanto International Street Food Fair: Some of the ‘eats’ on its first month”

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Chef Sau: Twenty Years of Love + Cooking ‘The Homecoming’ book launch

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Chef Sau del Rosario book launch on April 18 is more of a ‘homecoming,’ to be held at Cafe Fleur in his native Pampanga.

Cafe Fleur is his newest ‘baby’ which has drawn flocks of foodies to Angeles to have a taste of Chef Sau’s Avant-Garde take on Kapampangan dishes.

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About the Author:

Chef Sau del Rosario took up Hotel and Restaurant Management at University of the Philippines Diliman before migrating to Las Vegas to join his family.

After two months he went to France to study, trained at Restaurant L’universe in Nice and then transferred to Le Divellec in Paris.

He recalled that in France (2007), he experienced all the ‘maltrato’ which in hindsight was a real learning experience which helped him grow. His colleages at Le Divellec made fun of him by throwing the fish and Chef Sau will catch it using his apron. It would at times (intentionally) hit his face or they would long throw it so he would run after it. Continue reading “Chef Sau: Twenty Years of Love + Cooking ‘The Homecoming’ book launch”

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Chef Tatung: Philippine Cookery From Heart To Platter book launch

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Philippine Cookery: From Heart To Platter by Chef Myke Tatung Sarthou | Book design by Ige Ramos | Photography by Paulo Valenzuela

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Chef Tatung Sarthou is one of the Philippines’ most sought after chefs, well known for his passion for Philippine cuisine and his many social and culinary advocacy. Today, his love for Filipino cooking finds fruition in his first book, Philippine Cookery: From Heart to Platter.

In all his endeavors, Chef Tatung champions indigenous cooking methods, supports small farmers around the country, and promotes Philippine cuisine.

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Chef Tatung believes that, in order to cook Filipino, one must cook out of love, honestly and simply, without pretension.
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Elated with this signed copy of Chef Tatung’s book.

Chef Tatung’s many years of research around the country explores ingredients like vinegar, coconut, rice, as well as traditional kitchen tools like the palayok or claypot, and bamboo tubes used for boiling.

His book has ten engrossing chapters which includes basic cooking methods and techniques for readers to understand Philippine cuisine’s historical roots as well as how to learn to cook it at home, with 71 recipes of basics like tinolang manok, kare-kare, adobong pusit and more unusual fare like bulanglang, piyanggang, pinaupong manok sa asin.

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Hand-painted cake by Chef Edward David Mateo

About the Author: Continue reading “Chef Tatung: Philippine Cookery From Heart To Platter book launch”