Celebrate Filipino Food Culture at Home With 'Philippines on a Plate'
by Inside Manila Team, April 18, 2020 3:20pm
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COVID-19 won’t stop the Filipinos from being foodies, that’s for sure. And to celebrate the Filipino Food Month during this quarantine, Shang-ri La Plaza brings us a series of online talks about food--the Philippines on a Plate.
Philippines on a Plate selects Filipino farmers, culinary historians, chefs, and experts to dive deep into local food cultivation. It also tackles preservation initiatives that can help transform the local eating landscape.
The series includes Chef Giney Villar as he discusses the chef’s role as a repository of heirloom recipes and ingredients on April 17. On April 20, Jet Ong Mata, CEO and co-founder of seafood company Balangay’s Best, takes up the importance of sustainable fishing.
Popular Chef Rolando Laudico gives an exciting cooking demo on April 21, while Harold Bueno, Program Head of Hotel and Restaurant Management Department of the Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management in Far Eastern University-Manila, takes on the Filipino youth’s role in the development of Filipino food on April 22. Chef, TV host, and author Sharwin Tee examines the Filipino-Chinese culinary tradition on April 23.
Dr. Fernando Zialcita, head of the Cultural Heritage Studies Program at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University, talks about the global connection of Filipino cuisine on April 27. On April 28, food historian Louella Alix immerses audiences in Cebu’s culinary heritage.
April 29 sees Pacita Juan, founder of the Figaro Coffee Company, giving a crash course on Philippine coffee. Finally on April 30, Chef Jam Melchor, also the founder of the Philippine Cultural Heritage Movement, wraps up the series of talks with a discussion on the importance of culinary preservation in the Philippines.
Catch the line-up of speakers every 5:00 PM at Shangri-La plaza’s Facebook page.
With so many interesting talks to stream, it’s easy to #KnowBetterDoBetter this Filipino Food Month. Appreciate and celebrate Philippine cuisine by tuning in to Shang’s Facebook page this April!
Philippines on a Plate is in partnership with the Philippine Culinary Heritage Movement and Slow Food Youth Network Philippines.