On today’s show This episode, we're going off the usual path - actually, quite a ways off from my studio in Toronto, back to where it all begins: the Philippines. We can't really Explore Filipino Kitchens, without going to the motherland, right? So today, no interviews - just some raw thoughts from my trip, instead - and you'll hear horns rise above the traffic of Manila, tricycles speeding by, the calm of the countryside and the best joke about a caterpillar. Let's go! Show notes 02:05 A...
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...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]