MANILA, Philippines – Four months ago, there was a news report that said that former president Corazon Aquino, despite her illness, had managed to cook one of her specialties—chicken liver pâté.
It was said that she cut the meat herself and did the peeling, slicing, and chopping of ingredients. She sautéed the onions in olive oil and butter and seasoned them with herbs and spices.
The secret of her delicious pâté?
“She used red wine and added cinnamon,” says Bernadette Herrera-Dy, Quezon City councilor, a neighbor on Times Street and a wedding godchild of Aquino. She says Aquino would give her and husband, Allan, the pâté every Christmas since she became their sponsor in 2001.