Monthly Archives: March 2012

Andrew Zimmern in Bizarre Foods of Asia

Have you watched Andrew Zimmern in his Bizarre Foods of Asia at Travel Channel? Okay, it’s actually a repeated show where my younger daughter kept watching and never get bored over and over again. She said that she wanted to be like him someday, to travel and search for the most unique and bizarre food in the world.

While she was watching TV the other night where Andrew featured the Philippines, (was first aired February of 2007) I joined with my daughter and witnessed how Andrew actually tasted different exotic and unique food that can only be found in the Philippines. He said that eating ice cream in a bun is something different. It’s more fun in the Philippines right?

What else did he eat during his trip in the Philippines? He ate Balot and Tokneneng, Water Crickets, Soup #5, Mangrove Worms, Coconut Grubs, Okoy, Bamboo Shoots and Stuffed Frog.

Andrew Zimmern (born July 4, 1961 in New York City) is a television personality, chef, food writer, and teacher. He is the co-creator, host, and consulting producer of the Travel Channel series Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern and Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World. For his work on Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern he was presented the James Beard Foundation Award in 2010. He also hosts the show Dining with Death which explains some of the foods that could cause death. (source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Are you a wise consumer?

Today’s economic crisis is no longer a temporary situation. We’ve been dealing this for so long now. Whether we like it or not, we need to be practical and wise in all our investment and make sure everything is worth in every penny that we spent.

Often, you’ll find different promotional items sold in a very low price. Sometimes we buy the products right away and later regret when we used them and found out to be so different the way they were being advertised. When my kids were still babies, I tried different brands of diapers before I settled to the one that never irritates or harms their skin just like molicare super plus. My elder daughter has a very sensitive skin when she was young, and still is, so I never took a chance using any other brand unless tested and recommended by her pediatrician. I wasn’t smart enough that time. I chose the most expensive diaper yet I could have one quality brand in a very low price.

FTF #82: Pasta ala Maize

This is actually my daughter’s recipe so I’m calling it Pasta Ala Maize. My daughter was in the mood today in the kitchen and accidentally prepared pasta with her own recipe. I don’t know if I will call it carbonara because it has  tomato but the other ingredients include cream, cheese and tuna. She used San Marino and Chili Century Tuna combined and sauteed all the ingredients in tuna flakes oil.  It’s yummy,  I swear. I can eat  pene pasta with cheese alone and that’s quite enough for me. 🙂


Today is just the start of her two-month summer vacation.   I hope that she finds comfort in the other corner of the house,  other than the kitchen.  She’s on a diet by the way and having a workout everyday.



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