Author Archives: Xtin

About Xtin

provides food-focused custom services from copywriting, tour events, workshops, R&D, demos and more.

Foodie Postcard Collection

Finally found the perfect header image for my website. I made a photo collage out of my foodie postcards collected through the years from dear friends all over the world.  The ones from the Philippines I bought from the local … Continue reading

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Recipe Development & Cooking Demo

I have expanded my kitchen work from doing product application research and recipe development to public cooking demonstrations. This is also part of my personal advocacy to share some classic Kapampangan cooking techniques using contemporary food products with busy home … Continue reading

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International Tour & Local Concepts

International culinary tour: MACAU, F&B World Jan-Feb 2007 Contemporary Manila: MOMO Cafe, Eastwood, Appetite Magazine Nov 2009 Concept restaurant inspired by OFWs: FISH OUT OF WATER, Greenbelt 5, F&B World Mar-Apr 2008 Country eating and Kapampangan culinary culture: APAG MARANGLE, … Continue reading

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How Did Putu Lasun Get Its Name?

While doing research on the kakanin theme for the Doreen Fernandez Food Writing Competition in 2005, I became obsessed with the search for the meaning of the name of a popular snack, putu lasun, which baffled me since childhood. The … Continue reading

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Philippine Culinary Stories & Tourism Trends 2003-2011

Articles published in F&B World Magazine (from Angels Publishing to Hinge-Inquirer Publications) EL NIDO, PALAWAN: Sustaining the delicate balance between meeting human needs and caring for nature, June 2011 BOHOL (before the great earthquake): Bound for Boom, March-April 2010 From … Continue reading

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