Ferdinand ‘Budgie’ Montoya’s Filipino family recipes | Food

I was born in Mindanao, in the south of the Philippines, but I grew up in Sydney. We used to return quite often when I was younger, but there was a lot of instability during the late 1990s and early 00s, so we stopped and I never really went back. I tried to be as Aussie as possible, assimilate as much as I could. “Budgie” is an old nickname I’ve had since high school when I fell off a balcony trying to catch a friend’s pet budgie I’d let out of its cage.

Ferdinand Montoya, photographed at his restaurant, Sarap Baon, in Brixton.
Ferdinand Montoya, photographed at his restaurant, Sarap Baon, in Brixton. Photograph: Pål Hansen/The Observer

Cooking was something I got into in my mid-20s. But it wasn’t until I moved to London that I began cooking professionally. By 2017, I was head chef at Foley’s. I had started a supper club – Sarap – in late 2016 as

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Family recipes key part of Abbiocco’s menu | Food and Wine

Rose Brutico Fazio opened Abbiocco with a passion for cooking and a collection of family recipes — some more than a century old.

She began welcoming diners to the eatery at 639 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit, in May 2016 and continues to serve Italian-American dishes such as Chicken Francaise, Homemade Eggplant Parmigiana and Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi. Abbiocco also has a pet-friendly patio and dog menu for its four-legged guests.

Chef’s Table recently chatted with Fazio about her love of cooking and how she shares it with her customers.

Q: What is the history of the restaurant?

A: Cooking to me is a passion. Cooking in my family is a way of life. Both of my grandfathers owned restaurants in Old Forge and Scranton, so I think it was my destiny. Growing up in an Italian family meant there was always something simmering on the stove any time of the day.

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All in the family: Las Margaritas Bar y Grill brings a fresh approach to ‘ritas and Hispanic cuisine

Tacos galore, including fresh mahi, are part of the Las Margaritas Bar y Grill menu, now serving diners in New Centre Market. (Port City Daily/Shea Carver) Click photo to view the photo gallery.

WILMINGTON — Ben Avalos grew up in an environment where serving the masses Mexican food was the family trade. It only makes sense he continues the tradition by opening his first full-service restaurant, Las Margaritas Bar y Grill, on New Centre Drive

Alabos was introduced to restaurant life in the mid-’90s when his father ran El Vaquero on Market Street — where Bill’s Brewing Company now resides. He eventually expanded the El Vaquero brand into Elizabethtown. 

600 miles away, Avalos’ uncle operated Las Margaritas in Columbus, Ohio. 

When Avalos was almost 17, his father died, and though his mother and other family members stayed in Wilmington, Avalos wanted to pursue a career in soccer. So he moved

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Family Banana Nut Bread Recipe Recipe

Food & Cooking,Best Diet,Best Restaurants,chinese food menu,Recipes foodThe World’s Finest 50 Eating places is an inventory produced by UK media firm William Reed Business Media , which initially appeared in the British journal Restaurant , primarily based on a poll of international chefs , restaurateurs , gourmands and restaurant critics Along with the principle rating, the organisation awards a sequence of particular prizes for people and restaurants, including the One To Watch award, the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Chefs’ Choice Award, the latter based mostly on votes from the fifty head cooks from the restaurants on the previous 12 months’s checklist. Trisha loves how the zucchini in her crispy muffins takes on the flavour of Parmesan and recent herbs. We love how simple and irresistible the golden-brown truffles are served alongside her cool dill- and chive-filled bitter cream sauce. Nevertheless, if your aim is to get slim fast, the Mediterranean Diet in all probability isn’t going … Read More