Bettina Makalintal

Staff Writer — Food & Culture

bettina.makalintal@vice.com
TV

'High Maintenance' Season Four Is a Wholesome Reminder of a Normal New York

After the city's "stay home" guidelines were put place in the middle of the season, the show feels like a pleasant alternate universe.
Bettina Makalintal
a day ago
food-opinion

You Don't Have to Bake Your Own Bread in Quarantine

The idea that we should pick up new hobbies during a pandemic is unnecessary pressure in our already stressed-out lives.
Bettina Makalintal
2 days ago
food-features

How to Make a Recipe Work If You Don't Have All the Ingredients

No chickpeas? Use beans. No capers? Olives will do the trick. Here's how to use what you've got without having to hit the store.
Bettina Makalintal
4.3.20
food-features

Beans Have Been Cool Since Way Before Quarantine

Joe Yonan's 'Cool Beans' has 125 recipes—all showcasing beans. Here's why he thinks the humble bean deserves our attention.
Joe Yonan
4.2.20
food-features

Where Is Everyone Getting All of This Sourdough Starter All of a Sudden?

Grocery stores may be low on flour and yeast, but sourdough starter sellers are seeing huge increases in sales.
Bettina Makalintal
3.30.20
Coronavirus

Instagram Parents Are Documenting 'Baby's First Pandemic'

We are sorry to report that Instagram parents are posing their babies with their toilet paper and Lysol wipe stockpiles.
Bettina Makalintal
3.30.20
food news

Samin Nosrat's 'Home Cooking' Podcast Will Make Your Quarantine Cooking Better

The cook and author's new podcast is here to help, whether you need pantry tips or just a comforting voice.
Bettina Makalintal
3.27.20
food news

Asian Food Companies Need Support Right Now, and This Accelerator Is Helping

Gold Rush provides resources for Asian-led food and drinks companies. In the climate of COVID-19, that's more needed than ever.
Bettina Makalintal
3.27.20
food-features

Kenny Rogers Has an Unexpected Global Legacy in Rotisserie Chicken

America's last Kenny Rogers Roasters closed in 2011, but the chain is still going strong across the world—even in places unfamiliar with the country star.
Bettina Makalintal
3.24.20
food news

People All Over the World Are Making Frothy 'Dalgona' Coffee, Thanks to Quarantine

The aesthetically pleasing drink only takes three ingredients—and the ASMR-style YouTube tutorials are the soothing content we need right now.
Bettina Makalintal
3.20.20
Internet

Maybe Isolation Can Make the Internet Fun Again

Without the outlet of social interaction, we're all blogging and vlogging just for the sake of it.
Bettina Makalintal
3.19.20
Internet

Now's the Time to Finally Download TikTok

The platform isn't perfect, with reports of problematic censorship, but the content on it is the levity we all need right now.
Bettina Makalintal
3.18.20
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