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MARIA LOURDES V. LIPARDO-AYUB
MARIA LOURDES V. LIPARDO-AYUB
Far East to Middle East Cuisines
Manila, Philippines
Joined July 01, 2010
Advanced Cook
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All star, Top Photographer, Top Reviewer, 1258 CookEatShare points

About me

I was a banker by profession with BSC-BA and MBA degrees. During my school days, I took Journalism, spent writing articles and became school News Writer and Science Page Editor. My maternal aunt, Dr. Anacleta Villacorta Agoncillo (medical doctor and author), wife of the late Prof. Teodoro A. Agoncillo (author of "History of the Filipino People", essayist, poet and a great Filipino historian), inspired me to pursue writing. Traveling and living in foreign lands, from Far East to Middle East, influenced my exotic taste and ways of cooking. Settling in different countries gave me opportunities to venture in different professions like teaching in International/Cambridge Schools in Riyadh and Karachi respectively. I continued writing in spite of my tight schedule. I have written 99% successful UK appeals. My life dealt with adventures and experiments. It was self-fulfilling to hit the targets and succeed in my undertakings. Cooking is one of my passions. I have tried and tested cooking different foreign dishes based on my own styles and formulas. Writing my own recipes is my hobby. I learned different foreign cuisines which paved the way to the making of my recipe books, "FOREIGN CUISINES FROM FAR EAST TO MIDDLE EAST" and "ASIAN & MIDDLE EASTERN CUISINES". I used to enjoy my own recipes but it's more satisfying if I'll share it to others. One of my recipes was published by Allrecipes.com. I named it LIPARDO'S PUTO SECO. Try it!

Cooking Influences

Cooking is an art. It needs practice to polish culinary skills. Interest, self-confidence, patience, common sense and creativity are the main ingredients to succeed in this field. I started cooking at the age of 10. My mother was sick one day when I decided to cook for my family our native Filipino dish. When my mom tasted it, she was amazed that I could cook at the very young age. By that incident, I was motivated to explore in cooking. I grew up in the South East Asia (Philippines) where I was exposed to Filipino, Chinese and Western cuisines. My Pakistani friends encouraged me to cook traditional Pakistani/Indian dishes. On the other hand, during my momentous time in Riyadh, KSA, Aunt Munawar, wife of Dr. Obaidullah (former doctor of the Late King Faisal), introduced me some mouth-watering Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines.

Comments

  • Manuel Constantino
    Manuel Constantino
    Hi Maria, i'm planning to cook my favorite adobo this week end, following your great recipe.
    • myra byanka
      myra byanka
      Hi,

      Happy to view your recipes and see some I want to try.

      Do you have a good Arroz con Pollo recipe from your country?

      Regards,

      Myra
      • MARIA LOURDES V. LIPARDO-AYUB
        MARIA LOURDES V. LIPARDO-AYUB
        Hello Myra! So sorry for the late reply. We have Paella in my country, Philppines. It's rice with seafood. I have a recipe here, Indian Biryani - rice with chicken and spices. Love the Arabic kabsa too. It's rice with roasted chicken and mild spices. I'll try to upload my Kabsa recipe later. Regards! :)
      • Miss Polly Motzko
        Miss Polly Motzko
        Hello there Maria Lourdes,

        I am creating a video with pictures from some of the best cooks I know in it along with the links to the recipes they give-and wanted to ask you for a few photos and recipe links to put in it.

        I will give you the link to the finished video and your full name will appear in a caption that will scroll on each photo.

        Here is the video so far:

        http://www.onetruemedia.com/shared?p=100780a6e6778590703c111&skin_id=1604&utm_source=otm&utm_medium=text_url

        I hope all is well with you and I know you and I will have the best year yet in 2012!

        Paulette Le Pore Motzko
        (Polly Motzko)
        • FLORA A. GORDON
          FLORA A. GORDON
          good afternoon MARIA IT IS INDEED A PLEASURE AN AN HONOR TO HAVE U FOLLOW ME ,THERE ARE A COUPLE RECIPES OF UR'S THAT LOOK VERY GOOD WHICH I PLAN ON USING IN A COUPLE OF DAYS . MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS WILL HAVE SOME AWESOME COMMENTS AND I WILL LET U KNOW WHAT THERE RESPONSES ARE, OK HAVE A GREAT DAY AND GOOD BLESS U AND UR'S
          • Purabi Naha
            Purabi Naha
            Hi, I am your new Indian follower from Hong Kong. Please follow me back and visit my Indian food blog on some unusual curries at http://cosmopolitancurrymania.blogspot.com. My latest post is on the famous Indian rice dessert, slow-cooked in milk and sweetened with jaggery...
            • Keri Wylie
              Keri Wylie
              Hi Maria,i have had a look at your recipes and there are a few that i'd like to try!The cheesy sausage rolls sound yummy:)I'm just new to this website and only have 2 recipes on so far,but i will be adding more soon!
              • Gordon Attard
                Gordon Attard
                Thanks for the Add Maria!

                Greeting from Malta sharing Mediterranean recipes.
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                  • Sutapa Ghosh
                    Sutapa Ghosh
                    Hi Maria,
                    Nice meeting you! Thanks for the follow! You have added some very delicious dishes. I will like to try the chopsuey!
                    All the best .
                    God Bless!
                    • MARIA LOURDES V. LIPARDO-AYUB
                      MARIA LOURDES V. LIPARDO-AYUB
                      Thanks a lot!!!
                    • Nanette
                      Nanette
                      Hi Maria: Thanks for the follow. Hope you saw my Filipino recipe for Pancit Canton. I love Indian food, too. Chicken Biryani is one of my favorites. On my cooking blog cucinananette.blogspot.com I have a recipe for Pancit Bihon. There's a story about my experience with Indian Cooking entitled: Indian Cruisine, A Feast For The Senses. I, like, Polly have a devotion to Our Lady of Lourdes, so I too love your middle name. Enjoy the cooking experience. N
                      • MARIA LOURDES V. LIPARDO-AYUB
                        MARIA LOURDES V. LIPARDO-AYUB
                        Thanks for your appreciation and invite. I'll email you soon. God bless!
                        • Miss Polly Motzko
                          Miss Polly Motzko
                          Hello there Maria,
                          I love your middle name "Lourdes"-I pray to our Lady of Lourdes all the time as I am Catholic. Are you Catholic too-if you don't mind me asking??

                          I also enjoyed reading your profile here as did my friend John Spottiswood. I was married to a rocket scientist for 15 years and have been "on my own" for 8 years now, hoping I find a warm, compassionate and intelligent man that I can share my world with and COOK FOR, PLAY MUSIC FOR ETC.

                          I would love you to join my cooking site called "Cooking Up A Storm All Over The World!" at:

                          http://www.CookingUpAStorminCA.ning.com

                          You might also like to join my writer's group on my company web site at:

                          http://www.MyTotallyInspiredPC.com

                          God bless and keep on cooking wonderful things.

                          I look forward to hearing from you.

                          You can email me at either: [email protected] or
                          [email protected]

                          Paulette Le Pore Motzko
                          (Polly Motzko)
                          • I Sicilian
                            I Sicilian
                            Can't wait to try some of your recipes, thanks for following me
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                                • John Spottiswood
                                  John Spottiswood
                                  Nice profile, Maria, and thanks for sharing five great recipes! I'm planning to try the Chicken Biryani soon.
                                  • MARIA LOURDES V. LIPARDO-AYUB
                                    MARIA LOURDES V. LIPARDO-AYUB
                                    Thanks for the compliments! You have an impressive profile. I have many variations in preparing Biryani. You can use coriander powder, biryani mix or korma mix in place of curry powder. A pinch of mace/nutmeg, a teaspoon of vanilla essence or grated orange rind may be used to add flavor to this recipe. I hope you'll like it.

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