Who is the keeper of the culinary flame of our culture?

September 25, 2010

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/25/world/asia/25chef.html?hpw David Thompson, an Australian chef renowned for his passion for Thai food and whose cookbooks on Thai food have been our bible has opened up a restaurant in Bangkok named Nahm.  A cat fight (some have predictably called it a food fight) has ensued between him and certain offended sectors of the Thai food […]

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Check out our FB page for Special Events at Purple Yam

September 25, 2010

Please go to the Purple Yam page on FB for updates on Special Events and Special Menus for holidays like Noche Buena, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and Day, Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day. Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Thanksgiving, etc. ***** We look forward to more food adventures in 2014!  We really believe that […]

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First Cooking Class at Purple Yam

August 24, 2010

Sour Flavors of the Philippines: sinigang and adobo How does Philippine cooking  differ from other Southeast Asian cuisines?  Sourness is at the heart of Philippine cooking:  sinigang (soups soured by sour fruits like tamarind, guava, kamias); adobos (natural vinegars) and kinilaw (citrus juices, sour fruits or vinegars). Sinigang or Philippine sour soup Sinigang is a […]

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Empanaditas & Rice Croquettes at the BBG

August 15, 2010

We were like children in a candy store –let loose to harvest anything in the Herb Garden of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden because we were cooking up turnovers and croquettes for the Sunday celebration of the opening of the Herb Garden.  This past Friday, Caleb Leech, Herb Curator of the BBG, toured us around the […]

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Purple Yam cooks with BBG Herbs

August 14, 2010

Herbs harvested from the BBG Herb Garden: Thai basil, fennel, hyssop, lemon thyme, different chiles, bay leaves and Cuban oregano.  Outside the bowl: eggplant, okra, Malabar spinach leaves (alugbati to Filipinos) and Asian pears. On Sunday, August 15, 2010, Purple Yam will be at the BBG to give out some Filipino home cooking using herbs […]

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Purple Yam yummies at BBG Herb Garden, Sun, Aug 15, 2010

August 9, 2010

BBG Herb Garden weekend, Aug 14 – 15, 2010 It was quite a pleasant surprise to get an email from Kate Blumm of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, to invite Purple Yam to provide some small treats for the weekend celebration of the Herb Garden on Aug 14 – 15.  She had come to PY and […]

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Looking forward to exploring Brighton Beach

July 30, 2010

Brighton Beach guide NY Mag My friend, Daisann McLane, former NYT Frugal Traveler, is in town for the summer and has enticed me to explore the world of Brighton Beach.  So next week,  we are going with a friend, Lilet Camara, who is also visiting NYC for the week.  Daisann has been living in HK […]

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Filipino Food Uncut –F&B World article on Purple Yam

July 21, 2010

22-23 Class Time F&B World Philippines, July 2010 issue, has an article about Purple Yam.  Thanks to CJ Juntereal’s writing that captures all our hopes for Filipino food.  Thanks to Enderun Colleges for allowing me to do the Ang Sariling Atin Workshop in their campus.  Thanks to Nana Ozaeta, editor-in-chief of F&B World for featuring […]

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A Gumamela (hibiscus) thrives in Ditmas Park

July 7, 2010

This hibiscus (gumamela in the Philippines) was given to us by  Stewart, Tabori & Chang, the publisher of our cookbook, Memories of Philippine Kitchens when Frank Bruni, then food critic of the New York Times gave us a 2-star review of Cendrillon on August 3, 2005. This gumamela flowered and gave us so much pleasure […]

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Purple Yam open Mon, July 5th for dinner

July 5, 2010

Yes, we are open for dinner starting at 5:30 pm Monday, July 5, 2010. For those of you who are tired of spending many hours before the grill, let us do the cooking for you tonight.  You don’t have to wash dishes either.  So relax and come to Purple Yam! Hope everybody had a relaxing […]

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