Xocolate by FEDCO : Proudly Mindanao

I love drinking hot chocolate, especially in the morning. In fact, most of the time,  I prefer having chocolate over coffee. Nothing makes my day than a cup of thick, rich, and bittersweet hot choco. I’m happy to share with you that I have found a new favorite!

Xocolate is owned by the Federation of Cooperatives in Mindanao or FEDCO. The name is derived from the Nahuatl word “xocolatl” (pronounced [ ʃoˈkolaːtɬ]) made up from the words “xococ” meaning sour or bitter, and “atl” meaning water or drink.

The first cacao product released by FEDCO was the 100% unsweetened chocolate tablets or known to us Filipinos as tablea used for hot chocolate drink. Read More »

Basic Baking Workshop at the Philippine Baking Institute

I grew up with a mom who loves to bake. When I was still a kid, she would always bake me a chocolate cake covered with colorful sugar icing for my birthday. As I grew older, I eventually sparked the same passion and I am now whipping up experimental baked goodies in my own kitchen. It comes without saying that baking has been one of those things I enjoy doing. That’s why when the Philippine Baking Institute Davao invited some bloggers for a 1-day bread and pastry workshop, I did not hesitate to join.

philippine baking institute davao

During the lecture part of the workshop, we learned about the science behind bread and pastry making. It’s amazing how much science goes into making breads.  Although for the most part, the lecture sounded too technical for most of us, I actually taught it was Read More »

Davao Food: Cuppycakes Boulangerie + Bistro

The Davao food scene has been abuzz these past few months as several restaurants and coffee shops recently opened in the first half of 2016.

One of the newest dessert places and dining destinations in the city is  Cuppycakes Boulangerie + Bistro. This quaint but cozy bistro place offers a variety of burgers and sandwiches, pasta, rice meals, and of course, desserts!

A few weeks ago, they invited some bloggers to try out some of their best-sellers and I was happy enough to oblige (because food is bae).

Have a look at the gastronomic feast they had prepared for us:

cheese burgerRead More »