Jun Belen is the voice behind IACP Best Culinary Blog nominee, Jun-blog, a mouthwatering and heartwarming journal of Filipino home cooking. The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) named Jun-blog a finalist for Best Culinary Blog in its 2013 Food Writing Awards. Jun-blog has been featured in the Diner’s Journal of the Food and Dining Section of The New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Philippines’ Food Magazine, and Australia’s Feast Magazine. The blog is a three-time finalist for Best Regional Cuisine Blog in Saveur Magazine’s Annual Best Food Blog Awards in 2013, 2012 and 2011. His work as photographer and blogger has been mentioned in Saveur Magazine’s “the Best of the Web”, Cooking Channel’s "Eat Street", Los Angeles’ KCRW Good Food, The Huffington Post's Kitchen Daily, San Francisco’s Inside Scoop, San Francisco’s SF Weekly, and food sites like Chow Gojee, Gourmet Live, Foodista, Food News Journal, and the Kitchn.
"Their last thoughts are of childhood friends, of parents long dead, old loves, of familiar songs and dances, odors of home like sweat and sun on brown skin or scent of calamondin fruit and fresh papaya blossoms."