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 ... (more)


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, ... (more)


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 ... (more)


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 ... (more)


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 ... (more)


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 ... (more)


Beef stewed in Cabernet Sauvignon

It was one of those nights. I had parboiled beef in the fridge and I was just planning on throwing it with some veggies for dinner. A couple of days ago, I dredged over a kilo ... (more)


Red wine, not Krug champagne

I took this photo more than a month ago, posted it in Facebook but not here because I couldn't decide how best to contextualize it. Something red wine related or should I just ... (more)


Chicken afritada, a colonial legacy

After three and a half centuries of Spanish colonization, it is not surprising that we find a lot of Mediterranean style stews in our cuisine. There are claims, however, that ... (more)