Exploring Filipino Kitchens

Exploring Filipino Kitchens

www.exploringfilipinokitchens.com
A podcast about Philippine foodways
For The Love Of Cooking With Jenn De La Vega
Jan 28 • 34 min
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…
Community Supported Agriculture with Charlene Tan
Nov 30, 2018 • 40 min
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,…
Making Ulam: The Movie With Alexandra Cuerdo
Oct 30, 2018 • 29 min
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…
Growing The Carabao Dairy Industry With Marie Cavosora
Jun 28, 2018 • 47 min
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,…
Food Holidays In The Philippines With Clang Garcia
May 26, 2018 • 47 min
“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…
A New Narrative For Agriculture With Cherrie Atilano
Apr 28, 2018 • 51 min
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,…
American Influence On Filipino Food With Alex Orquiza
Mar 29, 2018 • 52 min
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…
The Regional Cuisine Of Cebu With Louella Alix
Feb 18, 2018 • 45 min
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…
Adventures in Philippine Cookery With Bryan Koh
Jan 7, 2018 • 27 min
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…
On Travel With Purpose To Manila, A Farm And Ancestral Lands
Nov 28, 2017 • 43 min
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 back to the motherland, right? So today, no…
The Ancient Filipino Diet With Dr. Ame Garong
Sep 17, 2017 • 36 min
What can we learn from our ancestors’ diets? This month we’re talking with Dr. Ame Garong, researcher at 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…
On Pinoy Heritage With Francis Ang
Jul 28, 2017 • 37 min
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…
Cooking Filipino Food At Home With Betty Ann Quirino
Jun 28, 2017 • 54 min
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…
Building Communities Around Filipino Food With Joanne Boston
May 28, 2017 • 45 min
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…
Recording Filipino Food History with Felice Sta. Maria
Apr 26, 2017 • 39 min
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…
Rediscover Philippine Ingredients with Amy Besa
Mar 26, 2017 • 25 min
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 -…
How To Fall In Love With Filipino Food
Feb 26, 2017 • 23 min
Why am I so keen to learn about the history, traditions and culture that surround the food from my homeland? This episode, I share how I fell in love with Filipino food in four stages - and what drives my desire to explore the country’s foodways. What…
Where Does Philippine Coffee Grow?
Jan 29, 2017 • 58 min
Welcome to the Exploring Filipino Kitchens podcast! This episode, 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…
About Exploring Filipino Kitchens
Jan 4, 2017 • 2 min
What’s “Exploring Filipino Kitchens” about, you may ask? Well, to be honest, it’s about me telling my story - and the stories of many amazing people from the Philippines who have contributed to what is arguably one of the most fascinating things to watch…