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EP 20: No Forks Given With Yana Gilbuena

4/27/2019
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This episode we're going behind the scenes on a book called "No Forks Given" by Yana Gilbuena. It's a collection of recipes from her 50 U.S. state SALO Series pop-up dinner tour from 2014 to 2015 . Every week, Yana would hold a kamayan (hands-only) feast of Filipino food in a new state; she’d find someplace to stay, someplace to shop and someplace to host her dinner, often as she went along. I learned a lot of things from this book, so let's get to it!

Duration:00:38:45

EP 19: Pulutan With Marvin Gapultos

2/28/2019
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This episode, we chat about Filipino drinking food - called “pulutan” in Tagalog - with cookbook author Marvin Gapultos and some friends from the Pluma Writing Collective. I also finally threw the kind of dinner party I wanted…it ain’t a real “inuman” session without the right drinking food!

Duration:00:41:58

EP 18: For The Love Of Cooking With Jenn De La Vega

1/28/2019
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This episode we chat with Jenn de la Vega, a New York-based cookbook author, editor, food stylist and caterer. We talk about cooking, eating, writing, why we especially love these 3 things, seeing our story in others and why nothing beats a classic Filipino "silog" with fried rice and a runny egg.

For The Love Of Cooking With Jenn De La Vega

1/28/2019
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This episode we chat with Jenn de la Vega, a New York-based cookbook author, editor, food stylist and caterer. We talk about cooking, eating, writing, why we especially love these 3 things, seeing our story in others and why nothing beats a classic Filipino "silog" with fried rice and a runny egg. Jenn has written for TASTE Cooking, worked as a creator-in-residence at Kickstarter, and won a scholarship with the International Association of Culinary Professionals.Time to step into her...

Duration:00:34:15

EP 17: Community Supported Agriculture with Charlene Tan

11/30/2018
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This episode we chat with Charlene Tan, who started the Good Food Community CSA (community supported agriculture) program with a small group of volunteers in 2010. Back then, the idea of fresh vegetables delivered weekly to your door wasn’t a common concept in Manila.

Duration:00:40:40

Community Supported Agriculture with Charlene Tan

11/30/2018
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What does community supported agriculture look like in the Philippines today? This episode we chat with Charlene Tan, who started the Good Food Community CSA (community supported agriculture) program with a small group of volunteers in 2010. Back then, the idea of fresh vegetables delivered weekly to your door - to city dwellers who lived in Manila - wasn’t such a common concept. After all, if you had your pick of produce available at grocery stores, why lock yourself into a limited supply...

Duration:00:40:39

EP 16: Making Ulam: The Movie With Alexandra Cuerdo

10/30/2018
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Alexandra Cuerdo is a California-raised, New York-based filmmaker who graduated from the UCLA Film School. In this episode, we talk about Filipino restaurants, chefs and Filipino food culture in North America - and why community support is vital for the restaurants featured in her film.

Duration:00:29:10

Making Ulam: The Movie With Alexandra Cuerdo

10/30/2018
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As a journalist, I've long had a love affair with documentaries that bring untold stories to life - particularly if they’re about food! So when I learned about a Filipino food documentary called “Ulam: Main Dish”, I knew I had to chat with its director and find out more. Alexandra Cuerdo is a California-raised, New York-based filmmaker who graduated from the UCLA Film School and has worked for places like Buzzfeed. In this episode, Alexandra (or Allie) and I talk about Filipino...

Duration:00:29:10

EP 15: Growing The Carabao Dairy Industry With Marie Cavosora

6/28/2018
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This episode, we’re talking with Marie Cavosora, who founded a company called CalaBoo and leads a team of dairy entrepreneurs in the Philippines. With milk from naturally grass-fed carabaos - the Philippine water buffalo - they make butter, cheese and yogurt. There’s so much more to the story of carabaos - and their dairy - than meets the eye.

Duration:00:47:18

Growing The Carabao Dairy Industry With Marie Cavosora

6/28/2018
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Have you ever had carabao milk butter? If not - you SHOULD have carabao milk butter. It’s the best thing you could ever put on freshly baked pandesal. I swear you’ll wonder why no one talks about this more! This episode, we’re talking with Marie Cavosora, who founded a company called CalaBoo and leads a team of dairy entrepreneurs in the Philippines. With milk from naturally grass-fed carabaos - the Philippine water buffalo - they make butter, cheese and yogurt. Their products have the...

Duration:00:47:17

EP 14: Food Holidays In The Philippines With Clang Garcia

5/26/2018
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"Food Holidays Philippines" is a culinary travel guidebook that won "Best In The World" at the 2017 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. This episode we're talking with Clang Garcia about what it was like to collect stories and recipes from around the country to feature in this incredible guide. This episode is about my two great loves!

Duration:00:47:27

Food Holidays In The Philippines With Clang Garcia

5/26/2018
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"Food Holidays Philippines" is a culinary travel guidebook that won "Best In The World" at the 2017 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Like some of the world's most notable travel guides, it was made with a shoestring budget - and later paved the way for certain kinds of travellers to find exactly what they were looking for. We're talking with Clang Garcia about her travel company, Jeepney Tours, and what it was like to collect stories and recipes from around the country to feature in this...

Duration:00:47:27

EP 13: A New Narrative For Agriculture With Cherrie Atilano

4/28/2018
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Cherrie Atilano is the founder of a social enterprise called AGREA, whose goals are to help eradicate poverty for farming and fishing families, alleviate the effects of climate change and help establish food security in the Philippines. But how does a young Filipina farmer even begin to address those challenges?

Duration:00:51:01

A New Narrative For Agriculture With Cherrie Atilano

4/28/2018
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If the Philippines had its own version of Modern Farmer magazine, Cherrie Atilano would be on the cover of an issue. She’s the founder of a social enterprise called AGREA, whose goals are to help eradicate poverty for farming and fishing families, alleviate the effects of climate change and help establish food security in the Philippines. That’s a lot for even the biggest organizations! So how does a young Filipina farmer even begin to address those challenges? Cherrie’s story is equal...

Duration:00:51:00

EP 12: American Influence On Filipino Food With Alex Orquiza

3/29/2018
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How exactly did Filipinos come to love American food so much? I asked Rene Alexander Orquiza, a professor whose research and teaching interests focus on 20th century American and Philippine history.

Duration:00:52:35

American Influence On Filipino Food With Alex Orquiza

3/29/2018
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While lots of people talk about Filipino food in America today, I'm more interested in telling my story as a middle-class kid who grew up in Manila in the 90s. While I wasn't ashamed of having Filipino food in my lunch box, I definitely wanted hotdogs and french fries more than rice - and so did everyone else. But how exactly did Filipinos come to love American food so much? I asked Rene Alexander Orquiza, a professor based in Rhode Island whose research and teaching interests focus on...

Duration:00:52:35

EP 11: The Regional Cuisine Of Cebu With Louella Alix

2/18/2018
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Cebuano cooking in itself - like many regional cuisines of the Philippines, is a reflection of its landscape - with local communities that each have distinct ways of preparing meals and various traditional food products. This episode, we’re talking with Louella Alix, author of a book called "Hikay: The Culinary Heritage of Cebu".

Duration:00:45:40

The Regional Cuisine Of Cebu With Louella Alix

2/18/2018
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We’re going to the province of Cebu, in the central Visayas region of the Philippines, to talk about a much-beloved way of cooking with Louella Alix, author of a book called "Hikay: The Culinary Heritage of Cebu". Cebuano cooking in itself - like many regional cuisines of the Philippines, is a reflection of its landscape - with local communities that each have distinct ways of preparing meals and various traditional food products. Like "puso", those perfectly steamed heart-shaped rice...

Duration:00:45:40

EP 10: Adventures in Philippine Cookery With Bryan Koh

1/7/2018
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We’re talking with Bryan Koh, author of the book "Milk Pigs and Violet Gold". Turning its pages, I’m driven by the narrative, structure, and immediacy of his stories - like I feel like I’m there - and constantly think, reading the recipes…that “really, that’s all it takes to make that?”

Duration:00:27:21

Adventures in Philippine Cookery With Bryan Koh

1/7/2018
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We’re talking with Bryan Koh, author of the book "Milk Pigs and Violet Gold" - a hardcover title from a Philippine university press, first published in 2013 and then re-issued three years later to the rest of Southeast Asia. The illustrations, photos and artwork in Bryan’s books are BEAUTIFUL. Turning the pages, I’m driven by the narrative, structure, and immediacy of his stories - like I feel like I’m there - and constantly think, reading the recipes…that “really, that’s all it takes to...

Duration:00:27:21