Letter From the Editor
Ten years ago, a small group of editors and publishers dreamed up a food magazine unlike anything in the local market at that time—a magazine devoted completely to home cooks. The mission was simple and straightforward: provide at least 50 easy recipes in each issue that make use of ingredients readily available in the supermarket. And so, our beloved Yummy was born.
Throughout the years, it has come to be the home cook’s best friend, inspiring both newbies and experienced cooks to whip up fast and fresh meals for the family. We’ve been cheering you on throughout your culinary journey: through making your first batch of chocolate chip cookies with your chubby little hands, putting together whatever you could in your dorm room, welcoming your better half home with a delicious dinner on the table, and finding healthy and tasty bites to feed your kids. So you can bet that, although this is Yummy’s final issue, we’ll continue to hold your hand, every step of the way. Yummy.ph is just a click away, and you can explore thousands of recipes, videos, and stories to your hearts’ content—anywhere, any time you want.
For our final outing, since we take our mission to heart, we’ve put together an entire issue dedicated to it. Welcome to our annual fast issue. We’ve filled these pages with more than 40 recipes you can whip up in under 30 minutes! From the sheet-pan dinners on page 38 to the quick pasta dishes on page 44 to the tasty toaster-oven meal on page 33, these recipes embody everything that Yummy stands for: easy meals every day. We hope they inspire you and get the culinary juices flowing in your veins for years to come.
Before I close, I’d like to give a shout-out to the best team any editor could ever hope for: To Jon Tolentino, who pours his heart and soul into every cover and every layout; Idge Mendiola, whose talent is as boundless as his personality is effervescent; Chino Cruz, whose food knowledge is nothing short of impressive; to my former Yummy kids Rachelle Santos, Anna Felipe, Trinka Gonzales, and Regine Rafael; to our dynamic duo of publishers Jason Yu and Melody Lalata; and to our tireless production and pre-press crew—thank you for making working on Yummy an absolute joy! A special thank you also goes out to our awesome photographers, columnists, contributors, and writers—we could not have produced issue upon issue without your talent, hard work, and dedication. And last but not the least, to our dear Yummy readers, thank you for letting us into your kitchens. It has been an honor seeing you grow into the inspired cooks you are today. You are, and will forever be, family. See you online!
Yummy’s former editors, Becky Kho and Liezl Yap, and I all agree that our magazine has the best readers in town. Thank you to each and every one of you—including Sandy Guanzon who sent us handwritten notes all the way from Zamboanga on both our first and tenth anniversaries!—for cooking with us every step of the way these past ten years. We’ll see you on Yummy.ph!