He don’t like me: Trying to make friends with a cow at an Arla farm in Faregard, Denmark
“I’m employed by the farmers,” said Jens Christian Krog Nielsen, Senior General Manager for Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand for Arla Foods. We were in a farm in Fåregård, a two-hour drive from Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city after Copenhagen– and that statement surprised me. Apparently, Arla Dairy is completely owned by the 12,500 farmers. “There is no outside capital for Arla foods,” continued Jens. “Everything they paid for is from their money or a bank loan.”
Earlier this week, fresh off the plane from Copenhagen, I had the chance to have dinner with Beautiful Destinations founder and CEO Jeremy Jauncey, who likewise just arrived from New York City, at the Dusit Thani Manila’s Benjarong. If you watched Karen Davila’s interview with him on ANC, he said he loved our buko (coconut)– so here, this photo is proof!
On a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument at Rudesheim am Rhein (1.5 hours away by car from Frankfurt), which offers panoramic views over the old town and the Rhine River. Here I am with Australian travel blogger Phoebe Lee of Little Grey Box.
With the rise of hip, casual and creative eateries, Poblacion in Makati has become a foodie neighborhood
I have a new “food group.” Well, actually, we’re four friends who love to eat. It all started when I got back to Manila and was looking for “new” places to try– or haven’t been to– and Poblacion, Makati caught my attention. Since I have limited time in Manila before jetting off again, I told my friends, we have to hit 3 (THREE) restaurants in 1 night. So alas, Nicky Lozano, Monique Buensalido and Regine Rafael were up for the “challenge,” and now a little new food group was born
With over 2,000 years of history, Cologne is Germany’s oldest major city with over one million inhabitants
During my recent stay in Dusseldorf on the occasion of Singapore Airlines’ inaugural flight, we took a day trip to neighboring city, Cologne. While Cologne is only about 30 minutes by car (less than 40km away) from Dusseldorf, it’s important to remember that they have a friendly rivalry going on.
Teams Cross Cultures, 42nd Davis, Linguini Fini Hong Kong, Rocco’s Pizzeria, Pepita’s Kitchen and Joe Villanueva represent! (Photo by Nicky Lozano)
Last July 13 and 14 were really important to me as I staged my first Cross Cultures(the events platform I founded under this website) outside of the Philippines… and in HONG KONG!Firstly, I need to reiterate that as Cross Cultures was founded on the premise that food was one of the most accessible ways of exchanging cultures, we have a two-fold aim: 1) To introduce the Philippines to cuisines from overseas (we have previously collaborated with chefs, cooks and restaurants from Ethiopia, Kenya, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Mexico and Peru), and 2) To likewise introducing different countries to the Philippines by way of our cuisine.
An open kitchen set against a white-tiled wall and intentionally chipped in patterned flooring feature in Hey Handsome in Bonifacio Global City, the second restaurant from the folks behind Your Local
When I walked into Hey Handsome, the newest restaurant to open at Net Park at Bonifacio Global City (on August 17), I felt really…. old. Every one in the kitchen looked really young– as in, fresh-out-of-college-very-early-20s– a wonderful human resource (akayoung talent) to advocate and support. Some of them came from sister restaurant Your Local in Legaspi Village, and others, regular customers who applied as soon as they heard about this new restaurant. In an interview with CNN Philippines, chef-partner Nicco Santos described them as being “an extension of my creativity and passion.”
Honored to represent the Philippines on Singapore Airlines’ inaugural flight from Singapore to Dusseldorf– on their newest aircraft, the Airbus A350-900.
Last Thursday, July 21, Singapore Airlines launched the maiden flight to their third destination in Germany– Dusseldorf!It was an honor for me (and this blog!!!) to have been invited to represent the Philippines on such a monumental occasion– and on board their newest aircraft, too, the Airbus A350-900.