Posts Tagged ‘Food’

Photographs from Bologna: The food capital of Italy… (via Dakota .D Journal)

July 6, 2011

Photographs from Bologna: The food capital of Italy... This month has been another amazing chapter of travel through Italy!! I’ve been to: Florence, Pisa, Venice and Verona, each of which have had their own unique sense of character. Bologna however, is my favorite city in Italy for it’s celebrated food culture… Memorable mornings in Bologna were spent at local café’s where I savored some of the best Italian coffee and pastries. The taste of rich cappuccinos, macchiatos and poached cherry tarts wer … Read More

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Filipino food – Too slow to assimilate into the mainstream?

February 25, 2010

Filipino food has not assimilated into mainstream American cuisine.  Why not?Despite the high position of many of the top Los Angeles chefs, many of whom are Filipino and grew up on Filipino food, few traces of Filipino food can be found in the restaurants they work for or own.  The private kitchens of these chefs churn out dish after ethnic dish for their families or private company, but diners at the restaurants would find no such dishes.  Marvin Gapultos, a Filipino-American food blogger, cites the geography of the Philippines as a factor of the lack of a unifying dish, where “there are 7,000 ways to make [adobo]“.  The history of the Philippines offers glimpses into the foreign influences that shape what Filipino cuisine is today: Indonesian and Malaysian cultures brought biko and suman; the Chinese, lumpia and pancit, the Mexicans, tamarind, chiles, and chocolate; and the Americans, hot dogs, spaghetti, and Spam.  Read more

If Filipinos can assimilate into other dominant cultures (Spaniards brought Roman Catholicism and the Latin script; the Americans brought English), why has Filipino food not yet assimilated into mainstream American cuisine?

Related: Recipes for chicken adobo

Mom’s nilaga

Auntie Fe’s bichu-bichu

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Francis M. Unson

Cinco de Mayo Festival

January 15, 2010
Community Event - Cinco de Mayo Festival at OLPH in SCV, California

Community Event - Cinco de Mayo Festival at OLPH in SCV, California

Although Cinco de Mayo is just over a month away, that gives you plenty of time to get ready for the festivities and join in on some fun!

The Cinco de Mayo Festival, a community event, is taking place on Saturday evening, May 1, 2010, from 2-11:30PM, at the OLPH campus in Santa Clarita.  Come to the festival for an evening of arts and crafts, live music, and dancing.  No festival is complete without food and desserts and, for the older crowd, margaritas and beer.  Call Rick Montoya at 661.675.3140 or follow us on Twitter (@FlowerBlossoms) for more details.

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Francis M. Unson


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