Pork Hocks & No to Plagiarism

Many times I have been asked why I do not have my travel photos on some online gallery for public viewing. Why? Its not because they are not good, the problem is they are far too good that I worry about PLAGIARISM.

Yes plagiarism a common disease in this cyber world, people using your materials and photos with no credit given. But I have not been a victim, not just yet, but two Filipino Food Bloggers have their photos used. Not just online (which was retracted very easy thing to press edit, delete, save, published) but this is the first time that copied photos from blogs ended up in major daily newspaper. Not easy to edit isn’t it when thousand of prints been distributed.

Well, Stef came up with a brilliant idea of Lasang Pinoy 4.5 as the idea came up Minette was still rounding up the Filipino Soul Food Blogging Event.

I spent countless hours, digging past archieves of Celia Kusinera and, and Market Manilahoping to “steal” their recipes and photos. I wanted something I have not cooked before and a Filipino cuisine.

Today however, I went to the wet market. I saw hocks and trotters. Aha Paksiw na Pata, I could “steal” Lani recipe. Oh to be honest, I didn’t tell Lani yet when I thought of it.. Shhh she might have a very powerful lawyer. I downloaded her recipe without her permission (opps a big sin… blog police here they come). Then proceeded with my preparation.

But since I do not want YEMAGATE SCANDAL , I did let Lani know my intention, but WHAT she does not know YET (she has not seen my message) is I will use her photo. Because right now am typing this story, my pork hocks are still simmering and…I have a “deadline” to beat.

Now , I need a good defense lawyer to prove my innocence and plead not guilty.

Paksiw na Pata

pata (hock) front (cut into serving portion)
white vinegar
soy sauce
cup water
crushed garlic
banana blossoms
1 crushed laurel leaf

1. Marinate the pork pata in the mixture of vinegar, soy sauce, and crushed garlic.
2. Add water, peppercorns, and laurel leaf to the marinated mixture and simmer pata until
3. Add salt and sugar to taste (I want my paksiw sweet).
4. Add plenty of banana blossom.

Ok good recipe the only thing I changed it I added more bay leaves and spring onions. Thank you Lani.

Born in the Philippines, raised in Europe and globetrotter.


  • scanns

    December 7, 2005 at 8:55 am

    kakatawa & kakatuwa naman itong post mo, sha! swak na swak sa LP theme now! kumusta ka na? BTW, I already posted about the CHRISTmas reunion concert that I’m a part of (the one I told you about). Hope you could watch, but you can invite your family & friends here to it! God bless! 🙂

  • atinna

    December 7, 2005 at 4:59 pm

    aloha ate schatz ! this looks really good, my mom makes delicious paksiw na pata too! kaya lang yung sabaw(sauce)lang kinakain ko at saka yung banana blossoms.

  • celiaK

    December 7, 2005 at 6:37 pm

    Nice stolen recipe. Bwahahaha!
    Is that your really your pot? Baka kay Markus yan isusumbong kita!! 😉
    Great post Sha. You emphasised the importance of giving credit to where credit is due.

  • ajay

    December 7, 2005 at 7:40 pm

    hai sha! arang ka nindot man imong bag ong website uy! murag inspired ka:) inspired ka rin ba ng humba post ko? sus! arang ka dugay na ko wa mag update ng food blog ko…hehehe, sorry

  • mae gabriel

    December 8, 2005 at 1:00 am

    What a humorous post Sha (couldn’t stop chuckling to myself – Fiance now thinks i’m crazy!).

    The cooked pata looks delicious (all credit to Lani of course).

    I can see bay leaves on that too.

  • stel

    December 8, 2005 at 3:36 am

    i like the ending…”it’s my pot!” yes that’s the spirit…”pride of ownership” applies to one’s website too, foodblog or not.
    very nice, like scanns said, “swak na swak” dead on….

  • lani

    December 8, 2005 at 4:56 am

    I will call my lawyer after typing this message (hahaha). Galing-galing naman, Sha. Imagine mas sikat pa sa akin ang pic ng pata recipe ko, hehehe. Kakatawa talaga itong entry mo.

    Ako nga naghahanap pa ng gagawin kong entry sa LP 4.5, ang bilis mo talaga.

    Thank you rin ha.


  • lani

    December 9, 2005 at 3:58 am

    Sha, how can I copy the “no plagiarism logo.” Hindi ko magawa, medyo ignoramus pa ako sa mga ganitong bagay 🙂

    Help, help naman. Sorry out of topic.

  • Shalimar

    December 10, 2005 at 10:24 pm

    TO ALL THANK YOU ITS FUN BUT I THINK I WILL SEND THIS LINK TO THE LIFESTYLE EDITOR OF INQ… thank to all of you am learning so much from lasang pinoy!

  • bambit

    December 11, 2005 at 9:25 am

    grabe sha moburot akong tiyan sige katawa, pero dili sa sigi kaon kay am on a diet man asta si sam akong gipa diet pud kay ngilnginga no ako ray gutmon? anyway, tan-aw lang ko diri sa imong blog busog na ko sa pics and information. will try if i can do the pear cake this xmas 🙂

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