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Real free-range chicken from Pamora Farm

Filipinos nowadays are leaning more into healthy organic food and my family is no exception. We try to buy and eat organic food as much as we can. I admit, it could be a luxury especially when you’re living in the city like we do. But what’s a few additional bucks compared to a sound and healthy body.

Some of the organic produce that are just within our reach are free-range chicken and eggs. There are now a handful of  brands, both commercially-known ones and new players in the industry,  that offer free-range chicken in the country today. One of these is Pamora Farm, a Filipino-European joint venture that operates in Pidigan, Abra.

2013-04-27 Pamora Free-range Chicken event

Owners Tina and Gerard Papillon (both in yellow) with the chef of Brasserie CiÇou.

My wife and I had the pleasure of sharing an intimate lunch with the couple behind Pamora Farm, Gerard and Tina Papillon.  Pamora is actually a combination of Gerard and Tina’s family names – Papillon and Morados. Tina’s mother is from Abra which explains why the farm’s 4-hectare property is located there. The chicken production started in early 2000 after Tina attended a seminar on raising free-range chicken.

2013-04-27 Pamora Free-range Chicken event

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Mezza Norte brings foodie fun to Trinoma starting May 2013

Quezon City’s’ premier night food and lifestyle market – is making the big move to Ayala Malls’ Trinoma starting on May 3 (Friday)!

From the same organizers who brought you Midnight Mercato at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig and Cucina Andare in Glorietta Park, Makati, Mezza Norte at Trinoma brings together great tasting and affordable home-cooked food, pastry and dessert finds from the kitchens of Quezon City and your favorite Mercato Centrale favorite food vendors!

Mezza Norte is located at the Mindanao Open Parking lot of Trinoma, at the corner of Mindanao Avenue and North Avenue, Quezon City. It will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 4pm to 3am.

Mercato Centrale has been the birthplace of many great food entrepreneurs including Manang’s Chicken, Mochiko, Chuck’s Gr...

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Kopiko L.A. Coffee, coffee that’s friendly to the tummy

I’m a certified coffee addict! I can’t start my day without coffee and I also have a coffee break before my day ends. It’s actually weird how the rich aroma of a steaming mug of coffee can relax me and, at the same time, keep me alert. I love coffee, period. My husband’s a different story, though. He’s hyperacidic and has problems drinking too much coffee. There are even days that he won’t drink coffee just so his tummy won’t get acidic. Thanks to Kopiko L.A. Coffee, we now both enjoy drinking coffee without worrying about hyperacidity.

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