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  In the late 90s, three women who would later come to be known as the "Conti Sisters" — Cecille, Carole, and Angie — started a humble food business from their garage. It's hard to believe now that they used to serve neighborhood favorites such as Baked Salmon, Garlic Sotanghon, and Ensaymada in a makeshift kitchen in Paranaque 25 years ago. It turns out that their love for good food has roots that go much further back. Their father was a public lawyer who frequently invited his colleagues to their home, so the sisters watched their parents entertain family and friends by cooking for them. That's how Carole—the main foodie among the three sisters—became interested in cooking and entertaining at an early age. Angie, the youngest of three sisters, says it was her ate Carole who loved trying new food and was already planning to have a food business with her two sisters back then. Carole lived in the United States in the 1990s, during which time she sharpened her cooking

A smoky celebration with Kenny Rogers Roasters all-new Smokehouse BBQ Roast & Ribs

     Almost everyone loves the smoky and savory taste of a smokehouse barbecue. And with the festive season well underway, Kenny Rogers Roasters is bringing an American-style barbeque holiday with its newest offerings, the Smokehouse BBQ Roast & Ribs. Their flavors are further amplified with three new sauces: Roasted Garlic, Applewood, and Alabama to make every celebration truly one to remember! No one can ever go wrong with the sweet, tangy and smoky flavors of Smokehouse BBQ & Ribs which comes with these Kenny Roger’s Roasters favorites – the Smokehouse BBQ Roast Chicken, which is marinated in a special blend of barbecue and spices for flavorfully tender meat and crisp, lightly seared skin; and of course, the Smokehouse BBQ Ribs, with the signature fall-off-the-bone ribs made flavorful with chipotle and special spices. Enhancing the charred and smoky flavors of these dishes are three scrumptious sauces: the spicy-tangy Roasted Garlic that has specks of garlic bits. The fruity

Chef Lau and Chef Jac Laudico are reinventing your favorite recipes in new cooking show

Here’s everything you need to know about the web series “Eats Robina Farms” Have you ever had crunchy pork menudo? Not only will culinary power couple Chef Rolando (Lau) and Chef Jacqui (Jac) Laudico introduce you to the innovative dish, but they’ll also show you how to make it in their new web series, Eats Robina Farms.  In each episode, the two superstar chefs will teach you how to put a novel spin on your favorite dishes, so that your family has fun, new ways to enjoy food together. “This show is about helping moms, dads and anyone who cooks at home - to show them mga recipes na easy to do, pero mayroon na kaunting interesting twist,” says Chef Lau. “I think that would really help them a lot because, siyempre, minsan yung mga kids natin, madali magsawa or are very particular, and the recipes that we do with Robina Farms, nakakagana talaga.” Jonathan Diño, marketing director for Robina Farms, shares that the idea for the show came about after the brand saw a steady increase of member

Conti's Launches Newest Cake to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

  To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Conti's Bakeshop and Restaurant has rolled out a handmade cake creation that tells a sweet story: the Hazelnut Fudge cake. “This decadent concoction celebrates our past, present, and future,” says Angela Conti-Martinez, one of the Conti sisters who founded and continues to own the Filipino restaurant chain. This new Conti’s Hazelnut Fudge cake is made with hazelnut mousse and vanilla cream on a bed of crushed sugar cone, with bits of brownie brittle in between, topped with chewy hazelnut fudge.  Patricia Tan, general manager and daughter of Cecille Conti-Marañon, one of the company's founders, says that her mom and two sisters, Carole Conti-Sumulong and Angela Conti-Martinez, see the new cake as a perfect representation of the founding Conti sisters.  “Just like the three main components of the cake, my mom and her two sisters complement each other very well,” Tan said. “They’re different from each other and bring something unique to the tab

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the most expensive

Yeah, you know what I mean! The moment that pink calendar sheet of yours turns and the months start saying -ber, all you can think about are the holidays that come with it. Had it been the young me, I would’ve had the enthusiasm of an irresponsible person and spent more than I make. No kidding! Shopping galore! However, as a mom, it’s now up to us to keep our budget in check. The holidays we used to wait for are now our foe bearing the fear of overspending! As much as we want to splurge on Black Friday and Cyber Monday , we also want to have as much food on Christmas. With the left and right inflation , it’s difficult to keep track, and the last thing we need is irresponsible budgeting and giving in to the temptation.  So, how did I change from a binge shopper to a financially responsible mother? Not on my own, that’s for sure. Let me share with you the secrets that help me manage our family’s budget so you can share it with your own. Number 1. Get to know your lowest net income. This

UNDRR, SM Prime laud women leaders in disaster resilience

   SM Prime Holdings (SMPHI) recently announced its support for the global search for women leaders in disaster resilience.  For the second consecutive year, SMPHI is sponsoring Women’s International Network on Disaster Risk Reduction (WIN DRR) Leadership Awards, a flagship program of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).  SMPHI Vice President for Corporate Compliance Liza B. Silerio said that the support is aligned with the company’s drive to recognize women’s leadership in disaster risk reduction. “This is important in inspiring other women to fully and effectively participate in promoting gender equality and empowerment while building our collective resilience.”  UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction Mami Mizutori expressed gratitude for the support, stating, “The awards highlight the key role of women as leaders and agents of change in building resilience and actively participating in the creation and implementatio


  R&B stands for the initials of Rex and Bruce, who created the brand while working in China. There are more than 1,000 R&B stores across the world with presence in eight countries like US, Vietnam, Cambodia, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore As a newly acquired brand under the Shakey’s Pizza Asia Ventures, Inc. including Shakey’s, Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken & Sauce Bar and Potato Corner, R&B Tea Philippines has a strong bias for quality products coupled with its Wowing service culture in a clean, fun and comfortable environment.  R&B is a Tea concept that aims to redefine the authentic tea experience today, with fresh fruits and all-natural components, our tea-base concoctions ranges from macchiato tea capped with cheese cream to our signature Brown Sugar Boba series.   R&B places great emphasis on the origins of the tea leaves and delicate preparations to ensure the perfect tea blend Extending the complete product line up from of R&a