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The Ancient Filipino Diet With Dr. Ame Garong

On today’s show What can we learn from our ancestors' diets? This month we’re talking with Dr. Ame Garong, head researcher of the Archeology Division at the National Museum of the Philippines. In 2013 Dr. Garong published a book called "Ancient Filipino Diet". It's the first study of Filipino food in pre-history - before colonizers or any foreign influence arrived in the Philippines - written to explore and understand the prehistoric diet of our ancestors. Dr. Garong shares her research with...

Duration: 00:36:31

On Pinoy Heritage With Francis Ang

On today’s show We’re talking with Francis Ang, the man behind a pop-up dinner series called Pinoy Heritage. Francis has worked in some of San Francisco's best restaurants, including the acclaimed Gary Danko and Fifth Floor. He's been named a west coast "People's Best Pastry Chef" by Food and Wine Magazine and nominated for Zagat's "30 Under 30" list in San Francisco. Pinoy Heritage is a culinary project Francis started with his wife, Dian, following a trip to the Philippines. For the full...

Duration: 00:37:29

Cooking Filipino Food At Home With Betty Ann Quirino

ON TODAY’S SHOW We’re talking with Betty Ann Quirino - an author, recipe developer and prolific blogger at AsianInAmericaMag.com whose thoughts and experiences on cooking has personally helped me develop confidence in my own cooking abilities - to become part of what keeps global Filipino food culture alive. This episode we talk about adapting Filipino recipes for modern kitchens, how our personal histories and experiences shape our relationship with food, and why you just need to pick up...

Duration: 00:54:27

Building Communities Around Filipino Food With Joanne Boston

On today’s show This month, we’re talking with Joanne Boston, a founding member of the Filipino Food Movement. Their vision for the success of Filipino food in the American mainstream has and always will be supported and inspired by community – the main theme we’re talking about on today’s show. Another big thing we’re talking about today […]

Duration: 00:45:04

Recording Filipino Food History with Felice Sta. Maria

On today’s show Have you ever wondered what it’s like to study food history? In the Philippines, it’s not a topic often discussed by the general public – despite our love for debating the origins of pancit or adobo. There are a handful of authors who delve into questions about where Filipino food comes from […]

Duration: 00:39:21

Rediscover Philippine Ingredients with Amy Besa

On today’s show Why does Amy Besa go to great lengths to find a vanishing fruit, turn it into jam, then serve it to diners who come to her restaurant in search of a truly Filipino meal? That answer is in Amy and Chef Romy Dorotan’s philosophy to cooking at Purple Yam – the restaurants […]

Duration: 00:25:04

How To Fall In Love With Filipino Food

Why am I so keen to learn about the history, traditions and culture that surround food in the Philippines? This episode, I share what drives my desire to explore Philippine foodways – and the 4 stages to falling in love with Filipino food.

Duration: 00:23:32

Episode 1: Where does Philippine coffee grow?

On today’s show I visit a coffee farm along the foothills of a mountain range in Mindanao province, discover why we need to save the “barako” coffee bean, and chat with the founder of a coffee company with a social purpose. We’re talking with: Neil Binayao of Hineleban Coffee Neil works with local families to grow coffee […]

Duration: 00:58:22