Bordeaux Region: Real en Medoc Stay and Saint Julien Dinner

Many years ago, I visited Le Cordon Bleu (Pasadena) inquiring about taking up a course to upgrade my kitchen work skills. But because the course required several months of staying in California while my kids were still in grade school in Manila, the choice was easy: drop the idea and find other ways.  I then…

A Sumptuous Manger Experience with Mimi Thorisson (Inspiring People of the World)

I used to hang out with my co-parent, Maura Ruzzier, when she used to live in Manila.  Our  children, her Alice and my Matthew, were in the same class at an international school and at one time went to the prom together. Maura and I both love cooking for our families, recommend ingredients to each…