How Pinoy turon, that incomparable delicacy of fried banana fritters in lumpia wrapping, emerged from that popular Spanish holiday delicacy, turron, is way beyond me. Continue reading “Turon with langka”
Kitchen hack #53
Cockroaches are so easy to kill, so long as they are stationary on a surface that’s ok to get wet (e.g., in the bathroom, around the kitchen sink, or on a non-carpeted floor). Continue reading “Kitchen hack #53”
Romancing the fireplace (3)
This is the concluding third of a three-part essay (one of my all-time favorites) I wrote for my “Pathless Travels” column, which was published in Northern Weekly Dispatch, 3 Oct 2004, Vol. 16 No. 39. Part 1 and Part 2 were posted here earlier. The essay is already dated in some spots, but mostly it speaks equally well of how I feel now about fireplaces, as how I felt about this inspiring topic in 2004. I hope you enjoy reading it!
Starting and sustaining a fire looks easy enough. If you observe peasants, rural housewives, or forest dwellers go about their daily tasks around the hearth, you will discern a quiet grace in the way they tend to the fire and cooking pot with the least fuss and effort.
“No sweat. I could do that too,” you might say to yourself. Continue reading “Romancing the fireplace (3)”