Resveratrol: good, bad or just plain hype?

An article that says ingesting resveratrol may be the equivalent of working out in the gym has gained some 1.8 million shares on various social networks. "A glass of red wine ... »


Osso buco pasta

Holiday-perfect party food. The most visually exciting way to serve this pasta dish is to top each bowl of noodles with a whole cross cut of beef shank with the bone marrow ... »


Pork and bacon pot pies

Rustic. Comforting. Relaxed. Those are the three words that come to mind when digging into a pot pie. Pot pies are not part of the Filipino culinary tradition, I certainly did ... »


Beef short ribs stew with fruity red wine

Because of the Spanish influence in Filipino cuisine, a lot of the stews that we are familiar with are tomato-based. Afritada, sarciado, menudo, callos, kaldereta... But there ... »


Cooking with wine and liquor

In the corporate world and in law offices, bottles of wine and liquor are not unusual Christmas gifts. Sometimes, one gets very good (and very expensive) stuff; sometimes, ... »


Beef bourguignon (beef Burgundy)

A peasant dish that has been elevated to fine dining stature, beef bourguignon, sometimes spelled bœuf bourguignon or bœuf à la bourguignonne, literally translates to beef ... »


Vin de pays du Gard

The day we participated in the Pangasius Food Festival, the gregarious and uber fun sister of the host surprised us with a bottle of wine. She whipped it out of nowhere and ... »


Beef and apricots stewed in red wine

If you can cook with fruit jam, you can cook with dried fruits. If you think that broth makes a good stew, wine can make a better stew. This beef stew was made with dried ... »


Chicken and chick peas in red wine

It is traditional to cook chicken in white wine but, for the life of me, I couldn't locate the bottle of white wine last night so, throwing tradition to the wind, I grabbed ... »