The case of the mysterious Filipino cookbook

Is Vegan Filipino food a new phenomena? Or has it been around long before I was born? Meeting young vegan Fiilpinos through Twitter and on this blog make me ponder these questions. I have yet to meet a Vegan Pinoy in his/her 50s or older (if this is you, please say hi!). The only person…

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Veg (Pinoy) From Around the World: Mark Bantigue — Philippines

A guest post by Mark Bantigue, founder and chief administrator of P3, a citizen journalism website based in the Philippines. He’s a former San Franciscan who now lives in Manila and is lacto-vegetarian. Before I continue, disclosure would be proper. I am not vegan. I’m not as cool. I’m lacto-vegetarian. Yes, butter, cream, milk, honey,…

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In Retrospect, Pinoy Potluck in the Park, AstigVegan Challenge

When the competitors of the AstigVegan Challenge were given a tough proposition: Make a vegan Filipino dish, I was facing a challenge of my own. In two weeks, I need to throw a potluck AND a competition inviting co-organizers and attendees I have never met in person. The idea originated after a Twitter friend, who was in…

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