MARIEBELLE: Artisan chocolatier of New York

Aissa A. Dela Cruz 06/11/2016

“Life is all about pleasure and happiness we find in food, art and beauty.” -Maribel Liebermann BEFORE I flew to New York a fortnight ago, New York fashion stylist Marlon Covera, who was briefly visiting, joined me…

Tablea-infused creations

Aissa A. Dela Cruz 05/28/2016

IT WAS an afternoon of chocolate bliss with Chocolate Queen Raquel Choa, the tablea-maker, who has been putting Cebu in the global map with her endless pursuit of chocolate distinction. Her native tablea, roasted, ground and molded…

The story of a chocolate queen

Aissa A. Dela Cruz 05/14/2016

IN CELEBRATION of Mother’s Day, Marriott Cebu City Hotel hosted the event “Live & Share,” an afternoon where Chocolate Queen Raquel Toquero Choa (she prefers to be called Tablea-Maker) shared her life, passion and advocacy. I was…

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