The Great American Seafood Cook-Off

| September 4, 2008

Last month, from August 2-3, the 5th Annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off was held at the New Orleans Memorial Convention Center.  I visited the Great American Seafood Cook-Off website to check out the recipes from participating chefs who came from all over the US.  Out of 14 competing chefs, 5 were chosen to be the […]

Manggang Hilaw at Bagoong (Green Mango and Shrimp Paste)

| September 4, 2008

I had a eureka moment at the Asian supermarket last Wednesday.  Finally, they had green mangoes (mangang hilaw as we call it in the Philippines) that weren’t all bruised and mushy.  The last 2 or 3 times we went to the supermarket, my heart sank whenever I saw that the green mangoes weren’t good enough […]