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The con­trib­u­tors who worked on this is­sue share their fa­vorite Yummy mem­o­ries.

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MIGUEL NA­CIAN­CENO, pho­tog­ra­pher, “The World on a Plate ” (page 48) and “Let Them Eat Cake” (page 68)

A few years ago, Yummy sent me to Bangkok and Chi­ang Mai to shoot pho­tos of one of the editors tak­ing cook­ing classes, to eat at one of Thai­land’s best her­itage restau­rants, and to take travel pho­tos. I hope to do more as­sign­ments like that again!

ALD­WIN ASPILLERA, pho­tog­ra­pher, “On Trend!” (page 38)

Work­ing with the tal­ented Yummy peo­ple (past and present) has al­ways been fun and ex­cit­ing. I al­ways look for­ward to Yummy shoots be­cause they don't feel like work to me. They feel more like hang­ing out with a bunch of tal­ented friends to eat and share sto­ries.

LHAS AL­VAREZ, food stylist, “The World on a Plate” (page 48)

My as­sign­ment for Yummy’s Fe­bru­ary 2017 is­sue was ex­tra mem­o­rable be­cause I did it with my son Macu. I de­vel­oped the recipe for In The Kid­chen, while he did the demon­stra­tion. It was a fun mother-son bond­ing ac­tiv­ity! We love to cook, bake, and eat to­gether, and it was truly spe­cial to do it for our fa­vorite food mag­a­zine.

TOTO LABRADOR, pho­tog­ra­pher, “Icons of the In­dus­try” (page 78)

That shoot with Smoke’n Sweets for May 2016’s Mak­ing It sec­tion is way up there! The food was great, the com­pany even bet­ter. Plus, thanks to the brand’s Ba­con Club, I now have smoked ba­con de­liv­ered to my doorstep ev­ery month.

CHRISTA MEN­DI­OLA, recipe de­vel­oper, “On Trend!” (page 38)

Each shoot with the Yummy team is a unique and mem­o­rable ex­pe­ri­ence, and just like wine, it gets bet­ter over time. Thank you for the warm­est wel­come! I am for­ever grate­ful for the love.

MICHAEL AN­GELO CHUA, pho­tog­ra­pher, “15 Kitchen Hacks That Re­ally Work” (page 16)

I will al­ways re­mem­ber the first time I shot one of Yummy’s main recipe fea­tures. That was when I saw first­hand how the team works to pro­duce the sto­ries for each month. While it’s a lot of hard work, it’s also a lot of fun!

ME­LANIE JIMENEZ, food stylist, “Fam­ily Trea­sures” (page 58)

I will never for­get that one as­sign­ment when I was styling pies, and some­thing fell on the star dessert of that shoot. You can just imag­ine how loud the shrieks were when that hap­pened! It was a noisy, fun af­ter­noon with the team.

LIEZL YAP, writer, “Icons of the In­dus­try” (page 78), and former Yummy edi­tor in chief

A few years ago when we were shoot­ing our Novem­ber cover, our art di­rec­tor ac­ci­den­tally smashed part of the cheese­cake that was our cover sub­ject. I will never for­get the col­lec­tive cry of an­guish that fol­lowed. Thank­fully, we were able to re­con­struct it!

ZEE CASTROTALAMPAS, stylist, “Let's Cel­e­brate!” (page 28), and former Yummy fea­tures edi­tor

Two of the most chal­leng­ing–and fun!– shoots I pro­duced were with as­so­ciate edi­tor Idge Men­di­ola. The first had us fill­ing a van with prop-packed carts, bas­kets, and a bike! The other had us hunt­ing down Asian food stores from Bi­nondo to Fairview. We sur­vived with lots of snack­ing in be­tween.

PA­TRICK MAR­TIRES, pho­tog­ra­pher, cover, “Let's Cel­e­brate!” (page 28), “Fam­ily Trea­sures” (page 58), and “We Made It” (page 88)

I won't for­get shoot­ing the Ca­gayan de Oro story for the Septem­ber 2014 is­sue. We at­tended a fes­ti­val where tribal lead­ers sac­ri­ficed a live pig to com­mem­o­rate the opening, and I thought, "Now this is food pho­tog­ra­phy."

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