WWF Sustainable Food Sustainable Future Benefit Dinner

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 Congratulations to the WWF Team @wwfphilippines   Gigi Montinola , Joel Palma and Vince Perez and the rest of the Philippine team. It’s now up to all of us to implement and follow their lead for a sustainable future  #sustainablefoodsustainablefuture#wwfphilippines #h2hgreen #h2hgivingbackth_hearts_22thumbnail.jpg

The changing climate and the uncontrolled and wasteful consumption have resulted in concerns on how to continue feeding the planet today and in the future.

This is why the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines, with the mission of “Transforming Lives,” has gathered food connoisseurs and environmental advocates to support Sustainable Food Sustainable Future, a benefit dinner created to educate Filipinos on the importance of sustainable consumption and supporting our local farmers and fishermen by eating local.

Proceeds of the Sustainable Food, Sustainable Future dinner will go to WWF-Philippines’ campaigns and efforts to secure food sources of the future, aid the livelihood of local farmers and fishermen, and promote eco-friendly means of food production and consumption.

Sustainable food consumption and production involves looking at how resources are used in growing food and taking into account their impact on the environment and the community. This not only results in environmental benefits but also social and economic support such as increased competitiveness of local products, increased employment, and consequently reduced poverty. For consumers, it can mean fresher food with less chemicals and improved health.

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WWF Sustainable Food Sustainable Future Benefit Dinner (27) WWF is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organizations, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the Earth’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

WWF-Philippines has been successfully implementing various conservation projects to help protect some of the most biologically-significant ecosystems in Asia since its establishment as the 26th national organization of the WWF network in 1997.

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WWF President and CEO Joel Palma shared how food consumption affects not only the environment but the welfare and livelihood of the people and communities who work on food production, like farmers and fisher folk.

We would like to emphasize that the footprint of the produce not only contributes to climate change and threaten our planet’s future but can also negatively affect the future of those who grow or produce our food. We want to make sure resources are protected and sustained so that they can continue to be the source of livelihood for generations to come.”Joel Palma WWF sustainable benefit dinner WWF Sustainable Food Sustainable Future Benefit Dinner (33) WWF Sustainable Food Sustainable Future Benefit Dinner (32) WWF Sustainable Food Sustainable Future Benefit Dinner (31) WWF Sustainable Food Sustainable Future Benefit Dinner (30) WWF Sustainable Food Sustainable Future Benefit Dinner (29) WWF Sustainable Food Sustainable Future Benefit Dinner (28) WWF Sustainable Food Sustainable Future Benefit Dinner (36) WWF Sustainable Food Sustainable Future Benefit Dinner (35) WWF Sustainable Food Sustainable Future Benefit Dinner (1) WWF Sustainable Food Sustainable Future Benefit Dinner (2) WWF Sustainable Food Sustainable Future Benefit Dinner (21) WWF Sustainable Food Sustainable Future Benefit Dinner (8)WWF Sustainable Food Sustainable Future Benefit Dinner (11)WWF Sustainable Food Sustainable Future Benefit Dinner (43)WWF Sustainable Food Sustainable Future Benefit Dinner (22) Meanwhile, Chef Nicco Santos of Hey Handsome talked about how he partnered up with local fishermen and farmers who inspired his restaurant’s menu.  “One of the biggest reasons why I shifted my cooking style is because of sustainability. For me, personally, I find it more meaningful and more fulfilling if I know who’s growing the ingredients. Aside from it tasting better because it’s direct from the source, it’s fresher,”Santos stated.

“Aside from us feeling better about ourselves, it’s more fulfilling that it’s not about us. It’s always about someone else’s lives that we’re helping out. It’s fulfilling when you find that your truest purpose is to really help someone else to make a difference.”

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“I think apart from just cooking for people as a profession, chefs of today really need to advocate the science of sustainability and using ingredients that help keep the planet sustainable and the environment clean because in the end, whatever we do is dependent on the produce,” quipped Chef Maragarita Forés emphasizing on the role of chefs and restaurateurs in the campaign to help the environment.

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Four glorious pass around canapés paired kicked off the cocktails while the five-course dinner was started off with Weidmann’s Northern Guimaras Strait Blue Crab with Smoked Tanigue Tartare. This was followed by Santos’ Northern Guimaras Strait Blue Crab and Lemongrass Salad on Coconut-fermented Santol Crab Cracker, Gonzalez’and Go’s Yellowfin Tuna Belly with Szechuan and Adlai, Etag, Seaweed and Shiitake Congee, and Forés’and Boutwood’s Aleli’s Pork Loin, Headcheese, Sweet Potato, Humba Pineapple Glaze and Guava Gel, which is an homage to Daila Farm’s Aleli Crespo who sposored the night’s black pigs. The delectable dinner was perfectly capped off by Puey’s and Aspiras’ 64% Davao Dark Chocolate and Over-ripened Mangoes with Auro providing the chocolates used. Wines that complemented the courses were courtesy of one of the event co-presenters, Bacchus.

Makati Shangri-La Manila, another co-presenter, has showed its all-out support for this WWF-Philippines fundraiser as it very much aligned with the Shangri-La group’s “Rooted in Nature” philosophy and corporate social responsibility for a sustainable future in the Philippines, which is a manifestation of the group’s commitment to promoting greater traceability and transparency of food sources by working with local and sustainable providers. By 2020, the group’s goal is to serve 75 per cent more sustainably sourced food on their menus and through the “Rooted in Nature” dining experience, guests are enjoined in embracing and celebrating the benefits that sustainable food brings.

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AC Batch 87 Supports Our Troops

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 Early this year i was asking batchmates what activities we were going to do with the batch. Of course in my mind it’s all about “us” – cooking lessons …food…eating haha …. Getting together etc. But look what we ended up doing instead!

I feel so blessed to be part of this batch where it’s not only about “us” but “them”

A total of 600 care packages were sent to our troops in Marawi through Col. Demy Zagala who is the husband of one of our batchmates. We are pearls this year and the pearls will not only be dancing but shining because we know we have done something in our own little way to help others especially our troops who risk their lives to defend our country  #h2hacbatch87 #h2hgivingbackAC Batch 87 Supports Our Troops (8) AC Batch 87 Supports Our Troops (14) AC Batch 87 Supports Our Troops (11)AC Batch 87 Supports Our Troops (5)AC Batch 87 Supports Our Troops (12)AC Batch 87 Supports Our Troops (10)AC Batch 87 Supports Our Troops (3)AC Batch 87 Supports Our Troops (16)AC Batch 87 Supports Our Troops (13)AC Batch 87 Supports Our Troops (4) AC Batch 87 Supports Our Troops (2)AC Batch 87 Supports Our Troops (15) AC Batch 87 Supports Our Troops (17) AC Batch 87 Supports Our Troops (1) AC Batch 87 Supports Our Troops (7) AC Batch 87 Supports Our Troops (6) AC Batch 87 Supports Our Troops (9)Troops velada bacth 87

Healthy Sunday Family Lunch

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 Artificial ( fake) grass and it looks real.   No need to worry about it dying and no need to maintain!  #h2hinteriorsHealthy Sunday Family Lunch (16) A fun and healthy Sunday family lunch today ? Thank you M. Noey @lopeznoey and Krie @kriepee for hosting ?? #h2hsundayfamilylunchHealthy Sunday Family Lunch (14) Healthy Sunday Family Lunch (13) Love the fresh lemon on the tableHealthy Sunday Family Lunch (18)  Grilled means healthier than fried :-)Healthy Sunday Family Lunch (11)  Fish is healthier than red meat :-) Veggies always healthy Healthy Sunday Family Lunch (12)Healthy Sunday Family Lunch (17)  Yummy fresh giant crabs from Bambi’s Gourmet KitchenHealthy Sunday Family Lunch (10) Healthy Sunday Family Lunch (6)  Make your own Poke bowl  @onopokeph Yum  #OnoPokePh#pokebowl #h2hsundayfamilylunch

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The Best Taba ng Talangka

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 I’m in heaven to receive this valuable bottle of Taba ng Talangka by @alethskitchen Aleth hand makes this herself and uses the recipe of her late mom. Truly a labor of love from the heart and it’s so yummy!   It also means it’s already Christmas!  She only makes limited quantities of this so order as many as you can and hoard before it runs out. It lasts 1 year unopened and 1 month if opened and kept in the fridge. Contact tel # 02 8510180
Mobile # 09175291055
Msg: ALETHSKITCHEN@GMAIL.COM #h2hartisan #tabangtalangka#h2hxmasgiftsuggestions #AlethsKitchenThe Best Taba ng Talangka

Senior Spirit Event

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 I’m so lucky to be part of Batch 2018 !   The parents are all amazing. Since it’s the last year for our kids, they have lined up several activities for the kids to support them in this very stressful time – applying for college and just going through IB. The first activity for the year was Senior Spirit Event. The parents made packs for the kids which included keychains ( blonde black and brown hair :-) ) and freshly baked cookies by my sister in law Tina. Yum I wish I was there to steal some :-) #h2hism
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Longest Bruschetta in the Philippines

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 The LONGEST bruschetta is found in @vabenepastadeliph in @centralsquareph BGC. We tried the Grande ( ofcourse :-) ) with 4 flavors last night – Picante, Trentina, Milanese and Piemontese. There is a 5th flavor Puzzona. It comes in Grande ( choice of 3 flavors 60 cms) and Normale ( 2 flavors 20cms) What a great idea !! #vabenepastadeliph

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 Chef Massimo Veronesi with the Normale size with puzzona topping
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 Picante Longest Bruschetta in the Philippines (6)  TrentinaLongest Bruschetta in the Philippines (5)  Milanese Longest Bruschetta in the Philippines (4) PiemonteseLongest Bruschetta in the Philippines (3) Longest Bruschetta in the Philippines (2) Longest Bruschetta in the Philippines (1) Super yum !  Veal cheeks spinach ravioli mushroom sauce, veal jus, Parmesan cheese  Longest Bruschetta in the Philippines (11)Cooking lessons from Chef Massimo!!Chef Massimo Veronessi Va Bene Pasta deli cooking lessons 2017Click below to go to their website

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