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Author Archives: Joanne Boston

About Joanne Boston

Food Enthusiast/Writer/Event Planner - I've been blogging about food since 2007 and loving every minute of it! Let's eat!

Save the Date! 7/8/12 Astig Vegan and kapaMEALya Potluck

Hi everyone! Our next potluck will be next month on Sunday, July 8 at Golden Gate Park! Hope to see you all there! PS: It is a vegan-friendly potluck and the best vegan dish gets a prize, but if you are a carnivore/herbivore/LAHATnivore your dish does not have to be vegan. To sign up and … Continue reading »

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Long Time No See!

Oh my gulay! It’s been a while! Manila Rice Rice and the krew are just catching our breaths. We have been doing tons of traveling and side projects. Our NYC trip a few weeks ago was EPIC! We got to eat at Maharlika in the East Village, Purple Yam in Brooklyn, and even sipped on … Continue reading »

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Empire State of Mind…and a Few More Changes

Hello all! Yes, we have been neglecting this website for a little while. I admit, life happens and it’s definitely a learning process! As you probably have read on our Twitter, we (Chris, Lara, and myself) are heading to NYC this weekend! If you are available for dinner this Sunday, please send us a DM … Continue reading »

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Yes, We’re Still Here!

We know that it’s been quiet on the kapaMEALya front, but that’s only because great things are going to be happening in the near future. We have lots of catching up to do! The last event we did back in December was for Noche Buena.  It was a great dinner held at Intramuros Restaurant with … Continue reading »

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Want to Kollab with kapaMEALya?!

Hi again, In the last blog, I wrote that we are brainstorming ways on how to promote Filipino food. I forgot to mention that we are looking for talented folks who are interested in leading their own workshop! This opportunity would be perfect for chefs who don’t have a professional kitchen, yet have the drive … Continue reading »

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Hello 2012

Hello to all our kapaMEALya family! Jo here!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.  I’m Pasko’ed-out!  As you can imagine, the holiday season has been really busy for the team, so I want to apologize for our lack of posts as of late. The team is taking the opportunity to catch our … Continue reading »

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Jo’s Blog – Filipino Christmas Dinner

Hello friends, Who else was thrilled to see our friends Jun Belen and Gil from Senor Sisig in the San Francisco Chronicle this weekend? The article, which was in print in today’s paper, was about Filipino Christmas.  It was perfect timing when it came out because our special Noche Buena is coming up this Friday! … Continue reading »

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Jo’s Blog – “Kakanin” – Rice Desserts

This evening I had dinner at Gyro King, a Turkish restaurant in SF’s Civic Center Area with Keaton. One of our favorite things to order there is the Sütlaç, or Turkish rice pudding. It goes from this: To this in no time!   Then all of a sudden, all of my rice-based desserts came to … Continue reading »

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Jo’s Blog – Memories from the Pantry

[In response to Chip's blog] On Saturday morning, I felt the urge to cook.  This feeling usually doesn’t come over me during the workweek, so I knew I had to take advantage of this motivation before it went away. Jayla, my niece, loves to stay with me in the kitchen while I am at the … Continue reading »

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Jo’s Blog – I [Heart] Mung Bean Soup / Mungo / Balatong

It was at my friend (and fellow Filipino food advocate) Aileen of Kitchen Kwento who asked the question, “what is your FAVORITE food?” at her farm to table gathering in Santa Cruz last month. I was in the middle in the string of people to answer so I had a little bit of time to … Continue reading »

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