Rank #1: EP 18: For The Love Of Cooking With Jenn De La Vega
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.
Jan 29 2019
Rank #2: EP 08: The Ancient Filipino Diet With Dr. Ame Garong
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.
Sep 18 2017
Rank #3: EP 14: Food Holidays In The Philippines With Clang Garcia
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 incredible guide. This episode is about my two great loves!
May 26 2018
Rank #4: EP 06: Cooking Filipino Food At Home With Betty Ann Quirino
This episode, we talk about adapting Filipino recipes for modern kitchens with Betty Ann Quirino - an author, recipe developer and prolific blogger at AsianInAmericaMag.com. Betty Ann’s thoughts and experiences on cooking have personally helped me develop confidence in my own cooking abilities - to become part of what keeps global Filipino food culture alive.
Jun 28 2017
Rank #5: EP 13: A New Narrative For Agriculture With Cherrie Atilano
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?
Apr 28 2018
Rank #6: EP 07: On Pinoy Heritage With Francis Ang
We’re talking with Francis Ang, the man behind a pop-up dinner series called Pinoy Heritage, a culinary project he started with his wife, Dian, following a trip to the Philippines. For the full story of how that led to the most exciting pop-up dinner series I've ever heard of - one that's grounded in Filipino food traditions - you'll have to listen in.
Jul 28 2017
Rank #7: EP 09: On Travel With Purpose To Manila, A Farm And Ancestral Lands
We can't really "Explore Filipino Kitchens" without going back to the motherland, right? 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.
Nov 28 2017
Rank #8: EP 03: Rediscover Philippine Ingredients with Amy Besa
Why does Amy Besa go to great lengths to find a vanishing fruit? I wanted to know where those beautiful ingredients that Amy posts on her Instagram feed come from. What do they taste like and what did it take to get them to the restaurant? How can we use food to better understand Filipinos in general?
Mar 26 2017
Rank #9: EP 12: American Influence On Filipino Food With Alex Orquiza
This episode, we talk to Rene Alexander Orquiza, a professor whose research and teaching interests focus on 20th century American and Philippine history.
Mar 29 2018
Rank #10: EP 04: Recording Filipino Food History with Felice Sta. Maria
How much does an understanding of our past shape how we think of ourselves today? Felice Sta. Maria is the Philippines’ foremost scholar on food history - an award-winning author and advisor to the country’s top cultural institutions, whom I can honestly say has ignited my desire to read as much as I can about food history.
Apr 26 2017