Not too long ago, dining in a restaurant was not a common thing among Filipinos. Families dined out only when there was a special occasion like a birthday, an anniversary or a graduation. Today, they do so for any number of reasons or none at all. But now, as then, the restaurant is an extension […]
The bewildered natives and Spaniards lamented as Thomasites preached “everyday right living” through sanitation, nutrition and oil cloth tablecloths. Under the new public school system, elementary school girls studied home economics two to three hours a week. They learned that rice is served as a vegetable and must be boiled with salt and some cooking […]
Photo by Ahljhon Miranda of a favorite Filipino breakfast combination. Tuyosilog (tuyo, sinangag, itlog) Dried fish + Fried rice + Fried egg Almusal is the Filipino word for “breakfast.” The native Tagalog word is agahan, from the word aga (“early”).