Category: Luto ni Aling Betty

Tradition, tradition, tradition! This month reminds me of the age-old Filipino tradition – the Fiesta! The day of the Fiesta is usually a celebration of the town ‘s patron saint. A great institution we inherited from the Spanish regime, the…
Have a bit of Hawaiian Luau for Christmas

The Luau is a spectacular rite of celebration renown throughout the world. Like the Filipino fiesta and the iconic Aussie barbecue, the Luau is a festive outdoor occasion where everyone present is ensured a good time. But that is where…

Being diagnosed with diabetes two years ago, my husband has heeded his doctor’s advice and taken extra precaution with his dietary intake. He has since followed a strict daily regimen consisting of eating prearranged meals, walking exercise and drinking at…

More so than ever, the hustle and bustle of our hectic lifestyle is taking its toll on our health. As we go about our frenzied day-to-day juggling of family, work and social commitments, far too often we neglect to look…

Being diagnosed with diabetes two years ago, my husband has heeded his doctor’s advice and taken extra precaution with his dietary intake. He has since followed a strict daily regimen consisting of eating prearranged meals, walking exercise and drinking at…

After consuming several rich and heavy meals that epitomise Christmas fare over the holidays, I’m looking forward to something light and refreshing to complement the hot and dry Australian summer. That cuisine has a wide variety of easy to prepare…
Coq au Vin

Coq au Vin – Cooking with Betty Salas  – French cuisine sets a standard of excellence for cooking, which is as distinct in its preparation as it is difficult to pronounce. After all, many words that are synonymous to the fine food…

MGA LUTO NI ALING BETTY  – The year 1984 was one of the most tumultuous periods in the history of the Philippines. The assassination of a leading government critic prompted a mass movement called the People’s Power, which mobilised the…

After consuming several rich and heavy meals that epitomise Christmas fare over the holidays, I’m looking forward to something light and refreshing to complement the hot and dry Australian summer. That cuisine has a wide variety of easy to prepare…

Food need not be expensive to be nutritious and tasty. A very good example is the dried sea herring called tuyo. When I was growing up in my hometown, a quaint coastal township in Northern Mindanao, I observed that middle…