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Showing posts from January, 2009

Food in 2009

It's a brand new year (well, actually, it's just a little less new now since it's already the 5th here in Manila), and I was assigned to write a forecast for food and fashion for 2009 for work. I'm pasting here the part that talks about food. Here's to more great meals for this year!

Food in 2009: Restos should satisfy palate and pocket

Heading into the new year, while facing and fearing the effects of the global economic crisis, Filipinos are bound to see some changes in one of their favorite things: food.

Filipinos will no doubt continue to eat, drink, and be merry, but some feasting behavior will necessarily be affected by the uncertain times.

Comfort feeding

One trend that will become apparent is the popularity of comfort food. In times of stress, there is comfort in the familiar, and this applies even to food. When it comes to dining out, restaurants that serve feel-good dishes will see a surge in popularity.

“I believe that cafes and bistros will be the way to go. …