Thought-provoking talks on Philippine food history, traditions and culture from the diaspora looking in.
EP 29: Dispatch: Stories from Toronto
05:25 Food as a cultural marker
10:10 An introduction to land acknowledgements
11:55 "How a new generation is bringing Filipino flavours to Toronto"
18:55 Regional cuisine and the Kusinera pop-up
22:50 A city of neighbourhoods
26:00 On festivals and community spaces
30:20 A world in Nations and pandemic cooking
34:15 Rural Ontario in the 60s
40:55 Trips to the Philippines
45:00 On artistry and hospitality
50:00 We're not "just" having Filipino food
56:20 Jollibees of Toronto
58:55 Touring at local festivals
1:04:15 Betamax on Instagram Live
1:07:00 Delectable desserts (and their makers)
1:11:30 On immigrant support networks
1:13:30 Dad's backyard lechon and camping trips
1:15:00 Making kinilaw
1:20:15 Hamilton in the 90s
1:22:40 On TOYO and the Philippine restaurant scene
A Few Updates
01:30 Why I started telling stories
03:40 Working at the Culinary Tourism Alliance
06:35 Talking Doreen's "Tikim" with Filipino Food Crawl x VICE
08:50 Joining the Pinoys on Parliament conference
10:20 I'm published in a literary anthology!
For the Love of Panaderia and Philippine Bakery Traditions
01:50 A snapshot of Philippine foodways
04:45 Meet Amy and Jenny
08:00 How the book started
11:00 The neighbourhood bakery
13:50 When hot pan de sal arrived
16:50 90s pan de Manila
19:30 An anthropological approach
20:45 Field work: pugon
22:30 "May kilala ka ba?" Do you know anyone?
24:05 Categorizing and identifying breads
25:30 How the project expanded
27:50 Why it made me think about relationships
31:10 More than just a travelogue
35:00 Ensaymadas of Pampanga
37:00 Maestro panadero's measurements
39:35 Laoag's biscocho pasukin, two ways
44:00 Batangas highway bonete
48:00 At the heart of pasalubong culture
49:30 Biscuits of Quezon, Cebu, Iloilo and Baguio
53:30 A visit to El Ideal in Silay, Negros
56:10 Does it have be something we grow up with...in order to survive?
1:02:30 Ube cheese pan de sal: a historical marker
1:06:10 Birthday mocha cakes and unfrosted chiffon with orange soda
1:13:20 Meet Amelia
1:16:10 A visit to TOYO Eatery's panaderia
1:18:45 Making sourdough pan de sal at home
1:21:25 Meet Tina
1:24:40 Making over 200 ensaymadas
1:26:20 All about enriched dough
1:33:05 Maria's classic pan de coco
On The Antiquity of the Ifugao Rice Terraces with Stephen Acabado
01:15 The kinds of truths that set you free
05:45 About Stephen
07:20 Products of the Philippine educational system
10:35 Change entails unlearning
11:20 On Beyer's "Waves of Migration" theory
14:15 A need to think critically
15:00 2,000 year dating is not based on any scientific data
18:15 (The perils of) clinging to romanticism
20:05 On the centrality of rice
23:45 Terracing is part of a larger system
26:10 Perspectives on "kaingin" in farming
28:40 Implications of the long history model
30:40 Epics of the Philippines: "Hudhud"
33:50 Taro was here
35:40 Rice came with the Spanish
38:45 Not much supports "Out of Taiwan" theory either
39:55 Archaeology tests hypotheses
41:35 Starting the Ifugao Archaeological Project
42:10 The Old Kiyyangan Village
44:10 Terraces are BUILT UP, not dug down
47:20 Cross-section of a terraced field
49:05 90 years by 5 people: Energetics study
50:25 On terracing irrigation systems
53:00 A typical day of excavating artifacts
58:05 How old is this residue?
01:02:20 "Identity is now"
01:04:50 On local reactions
01:06:05 How do we empower the Ifugao community?
01:07:45 Rice, not isolation, prevented Spanish conquest
01:10:55 An indigenous education centre at today’s Kiangan
01:13:50 Future projects
Writing the Philippine Food, Cooking and Dining Dictionary with Edgie Polistico
01:40 87 entries on adobo
06:25 Growing up in Leyte
07:55 Edgie's high school
10:00 On English instruction and summer vacations
12:40 His first Cebuano-English dictionary
14:50 An "accidental lexicographer"
16:30 Moving to Tacloban
18:50 Starting with source code
20:15 Edgie's digital dictionary, circa 1995
21:25 "It wasn't the time"
22:10 On food and migration patterns
24:00 "Why not promote our food?"
25:50 What would it take to keep millions now home from COVID-19?
28:55 Edgie's digital dictionary, circa 2008
29:45 Trailing writers, libraries, markets
31:30 Embracing our inherent diversity
33:40 "We are regionalized"
34:15 From the highlands, coasts and plains of Luzon
36:00 Eastern and western Visayas
36:40 Tawi-tawi as a microcosm
40:45 Why Edgie goes to markets
41:30 What it takes to make a dictionary
44:15 Using ethnographic research
45:45 On verbal vs. written names
47:55 Pastil and Maranao cuisine
49:30 Culinary homonyms: patis, adobado, aratiles
51:55 "We are of different languages"
52:40 Finding our value/s
56:55 "What's been lost is still here"
On Finding Voices That Speak To You
3:30 On a very tumbled feeling
08:30 Seeing myself in a mirror
11:25 Finding voices that speak to you
13:20 Tiffany on stories that bridge a gap
14:55 On representation
16:00 Finding Cora
16:35 Nathalie on starting Pilipinxpages
17:20 Growing up in Vancouver
18:10 Reading Elaine Castillo
22:25 "Do Filipino kids see themselves as superheroes?"
25:20 Restoring voices lost, through literature
26:00 Joining Podcast.PH
26:50 Meet Mike and Ham from Please Pause Podcast
28:35 Hang out with Jeff and Rhea from Coffee Na Lang Dear
32:05 Trivia with Carl from The Banyo Podcast Reflushed
33:20 Talking sustainability with CK and Jones from Sustainarumble
36:15 Chilling with Joal from Buhay Banda Diaries
39:30 What I'm committing to