While no one was looking, Martha Stewart went to the ‘palengke’

She may have stayed only four days, but American lifestyle icon and media and merchandising magnate Martha Stewart covered a lot more than your typical tourist. The Emmy-winning TV host went to a palengke in Binondo, planted rice in Pampanga, visited Manila's historical sites and landmarks, had her fill of lechon and other local fare, learned how to make pandesal, window-shopped at SM, and even bought pearls in Greenhills. "The next time I visit, take me to Palawan. I've heard so much about the place. I can't believe I'm visiting your country only now," Stewart told Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, who hosted part of her brief Philippine visit this past week. Stewart ...

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