The older I get, the more clearly I understand that cooking is not just a craft or a set of skills you keep to yourself. The joy of cooking comes when it is shared.

In Malabon, where I spent my early years by my mother’s side as she shared her history through food. The kitchen has always been my home.

In Cravings, I hope to share with you my fondest childhood memories. Fresh ingredients and authentic meals were always within reach. Every meal was accompanied by love and laughter. And, the first bite was just as good as the last.

Cravings is your home, just as it has been mine for 28 years. It is not only a place where you can get a slice of Chocolate Caramel cake or a pot of slow-cooked roast beef; it is where spur-of-the-moment reunions and get-togethers happen. Cravings is a community of comfort, sharing and real relationships.

Simply put, I’m grateful that you have shared this home with me. And, if there’s one thing I can promise, it is that we will always cook from our heart.