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Holiday cocktails? Try white sangria

The first time I heard about white sangria, I thought of anemia. Sangria is derived from sangre, Spanish for blood, and sangria literally translates to bleeding. Anemia is when the body does not have enough red blood cells … [Read more...]

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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 is a whole world of stews out there beyond the … [Read more...]

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Chicken teriyaki

When you discover what's in a bottle of teriyaki sauce, you will wonder why you have been buying bottles and bottles of the stuff when it's so easy to prepare it at home. Mirin, sake, soy sauce and, optionally, honey. I like … [Read more...]

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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, well, clients have budgets too.It is not uncommon … [Read more...]

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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 Burgundy. What, essentially, is beef bourguignon? … [Read more...]