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Senate to probe Tolentinos novel legal theories

first_imgSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements MORE STORIESnewsinfoBaguio folk urged to use kitchen waste to grow foodnewsinfoSerbia’s ultra-expensive donkey cheesenewsinfoMillions of pigs culled as swine fever spreads through AsiaMORE STORIESnewsinfoBaguio folk urged to use kitchen waste to grow foodnewsinfoSerbia’s ultra-expensive donkey cheesenewsinfoMillions of pigs culled as swine fever spreads through Asia PBA: Rain or Shine overcomes San Miguel, McCullough’s 51 to avert sweep PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES An adobo upgrade: Add rosemary SMC bags Bulacan airport project Karen’s inherited flair for cooking will fire her enthusiasm to pursue a culinary career.  As early as 12 years old, she joined her first vocational culinary course in Abellana National School with adults as classmates. Later on, she set aside a Mass Communications degree from St. Theresa’s College and enrolled in Culinary Institute for Creative Cuisine in Quezon City in 1999. Since there were no culinary schools in Cebu City then, she further polished her culinary skills in TESDA and short courses in Caro & Marie. And to gain experience in the service field, she worked in Mang Inasal for a while.  Like her Lolo Juan, Karen ventured into catering-cum-wedding planning in 2005. She recalls how challenging catering was when she prepared daily meals for a Dutch company in IT Park that required a healthy menu.Prior to the opening of Juan Lechonero a few months ago, Karen refined her Ilonggo cookery with a lady from Bacolod City whose native dishes have been delighting Cebuanos. Karen’s dad, who hails from Dumangas, Iloilo, also greatly influenced her passion for cooking.   The dishes in her menu have Ilonggo touches. She uses pork belly and mask (face) in her Dinuguan, cooked well with vinegar and choice spices.  Her Embotido is steamed and wrapped in banana leaves. The Bangus a la Pobre sizzles in a special sauce—a trade secret, she claims. Her Halo-halo, quite extraordinary, comes close to my favorite, Razon’s. The crushed ice is just as fine and smooth and all the ingredients are homemade—macapuno,  haleyang ube (purple yam), sweetened banana and langka and topped with leche flan and ube ice cream. Her Brownie Cup with vanilla ice cream is just as good.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike Read Nextcenter_img MOST READ Soft Jesus PM Boris Johnson visits Belfast as Brexit woes hurt UK economy KAREN Concepcion Duraliza’s Ilonggo and Cebuano roots are cooking up a culinary storm in Juan Lechonero.  While cruising along Salinas Drive in Lahug on our way back from Zonta Club’s Bazaar, which was raising funds for typhoon Yolanda victims,  my friend Selfa Trinidad and I decided to have a  late lunch at Juan Lechonero.  A no-frills restaurant, Selfa claims it serves a mean sizzling plate of tasty lechon (spicy or regular) and the best chicken barbecue in town.While enjoying the sizzling lechon on a hot plate, and the succulent barbecued chicken thigh, Juan Lechonero’s owner/chef Karen got out of the kitchen and joined our table.  Her cherubic smile and pleasant demeanor captured our attention and we found ourselves talking like old friends. From were we sat, I could see the lechon being charcoal-roasted outside the dining area. Unlike the traditional lechon, only the belly cut is seasoned with choice herbs and spices, skewered and roasted for three to four hours by a lechonero. Karen named her restaurant after her grandfather Juan, who was a cook in the town of Barili. Her Lolo Juan went from town to town cooking for fiestas and special occasions. Yes, he was a good lechonero.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio gets nominated as CJ for 4th time What’s new in town: Eggplant parmigiana deep-dish pizza, tofu ‘kakigori,’ ‘kamias’-date sticky toffee pudding Pagasa: Rain expected as LPA enters PAR View commentslast_img read more