23 episodes

Host Nastasha Alli chats with Filipino food lovers across the world to ask: what does your Filipino kitchen look like?

Exploring Filipino Kitchens Nastasha Alli

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    • 4.8, 14 Ratings

Host Nastasha Alli chats with Filipino food lovers across the world to ask: what does your Filipino kitchen look like?

    EP 23: A Food Trip In Iloilo And Cooking School In Antique

    EP 23: A Food Trip In Iloilo And Cooking School In Antique

    01:40 Netong's Batchoy at La Paz Public Market
    04:00 The language I'm most myself in
    06:15 Pancit Molo at Panadería de Molo
    09:25 From Iloilo to Antique
    11:00 Visiting Alpas Restaurant and Guesthouse
    11:25 Meet Ken and Kim
    14:00 Sulig and tisa
    15:30 "Only the goats eat it"
    17:15 Tonight's dinner menu: green salad, grilled fish, spicy beef stomach, roasted sweet potatoes, grilled eggplant, suman with coconut cream and bananas
    21:30 A feeling I chase
    22:45 Off to the market
    24:00 What "Alpas" means
    24:40 Our goal for today's market haul
    26:20 Cooking school with Ken
    28:10 Preparing sulig
    29:40 Salad, stuffing and salsa
    31:20 The winged bean theory
    33:20 Breaking it down
    34:25 "How do you normally approach cooking?"
    35:35 Rethinking my relationship with vegetables
    36:30 The definition of a salad
    38:20 Food deserts in the Philippines?
    43:00 Applying the bean theory
    48:05 Today's lunch: salad of roasted okra, peppers, eggplants, winged beans and sweet potatoes, kangkong-stuffed fish, cucumber and tomato salsa
    54:35 Uncovering culinary experiences in the Philippines

    • 57 min
    EP 22: The Coconut Kitchen With Regina Newport

    EP 22: The Coconut Kitchen With Regina Newport

    01:40 Why I loved the book
    05:00 About Regee
    07:50 Going to culinary school at 55
    09:45 On becoming an author
    15:20 How Culinary Historians of the Philippines (CHOP) began
    19:30 A solutions-based approach to storytelling
    26:00 Foods we take for granted
    28:35 "The coconut figures a lot in our cuisine"
    29:30 Regee's turning point
    31:15 Finding Dr. Dayrit
    32:05 A visit to the coconut house
    33:15 First setback
    35:00 Finding our path
    36:30 Building something you love
    38:00 "Cooking is so fulfilling"
    39:20 Recipes from contributors
    40:10 The magic of burnt coconut cream
    41:50 Coconuts in regional cuisines
    44:20 3 essential lessons
    45:55 Regee's pinakbet
    47:05 Chicken coconut soup & roasted shrimp with coconut sauce
    47:50 Shrimp summer rolls and coconut meatballs
    49:00 Ubod-stuffed squid (with heart of palm and coconut)
    51:15 "For me, dishes evolve"
    52:50 Simplicity in Filipino snacking
    54:30 Coconut cooking tips
    56:45 Takeways from Coconut Kitchen

    • 59 min
    EP 21: The New Filipino Kitchen in Toronto

    EP 21: The New Filipino Kitchen in Toronto

    01:25 What place do my stories have?
    05:30 "Every Sunset"
    10:00 What The New Filipino Kitchen has to offer
    11:05 Meet the panel
    12:30 What does your Filipino kitchen look like?
    13:25 Gelaine and heritage
    15:45 Dolly and merienda
    16:30 Dolly's favourite dishes
    17:55 Diverse patrons
    18:40 The power of referral
    19:05 How Diona brought Filipino street food to downtown Toronto
    20:10 Defying the norm
    21:10 Diona and sinigang
    22:20 Diona's childhood...and lechon
    24:35 Gelaine's revelation
    26:00 What's in your dream kitchen?
    27:25 What Chef Marc wants
    28:30 On Dolly and Diona's wish list
    29:40 Jennilee's dream kitchen
    30:30 Gelaine on fruit, halo-halo and cacao
    32:30 Spaces like iSLAS
    33:00 Why Marc and Mariel built their restaurant
    34:00 Marc's favourite dish
    35:25 Jennilee and champorado
    36:45 About "Filipino Talks"
    37:30 What led Gelaine to Cambio & Co.
    38:55 Cuisine in flux
    39:45 "Our expressions make us nuanced and interesting"
    40:25 What's your relationship with Filipino food today?
    40:45 Jennilee's wishes
    41:40 Some words from restaurateurs
    42:35 What keeps Gelaine going
    42:50 A beacon for me, and maybe for you

    • 45 min
    EP 20: No Forks Given With Yana Gilbuena

    EP 20: No Forks Given With Yana Gilbuena

    06:35 Summers in Iloilo
    08:30 Growing up with lola
    10:05 A book of our time
    12:50 Cooking to heal and reclaim
    15:00 The Stone Barns Fellowship
    18:45 "We're an agricultural country"
    20:50 Why storytelling takes drive and courage
    23:45 How we shape our food culture
    27:15 Immigration and the loss of knowledge
    29:30 Creatures of convenience
    32:35 "Food has always been part of our identity"
    33:45 Barkada's first question
    34:55 Pride in hospitality

    • 38 min
    EP 19: Pulutan With Marvin Gapultos

    EP 19: Pulutan With Marvin Gapultos

    01:25 On Filipino drinking food
    04:45 About Marvin
    05:45 What does pulutan mean to you?
    06:45 Great Uncle Nick and his buddies
    08:50 Doreen's advice
    09:50 Papaitan (a bitter Ilocano stew with innards)
    11:40 Highlighting flavour profiles
    12:20 The Cicerone Program
    12:55 How it led to "Pulutan"
    13:45 Beyond ties to San Miguel
    15:25 Filipino food and a world of beer styles
    16:05 "It just clicked"
    17:15 Moving up the ladder
    18:55 Cooking is a process of discovery
    20:15 We all evolve as we grow
    21:15 Chicken wings with fish sauce and calamansi
    22:25 Mind-blowing vinegar
    23:55 What should we take away?
    25:45 Dinner party #1!
    28:15 One of Jennilee's favourite words
    30:20 Eric on sacred pulutan
    32:00 Jaisa and connecting through food
    33:40 Justine's fam jams and university parties
    36:25 Jennilee's pet peeve
    37:00 Celebratory vs solitary drinking
    38:45 Justine on a certain kind of western freedom
    40:20 Why Nastasha loves bars

    • 41 min
    EP 18: For The Love Of Cooking With Jenn De La Vega

    EP 18: For The Love Of Cooking With Jenn De La Vega

    04:25 About
    05:35 From competitions to a cookbook
    06:55 The thrill of it all
    08:40 "Showdown" was born
    10:15 Filipino notes and a nod to the past
    11:10 Bake that lumpia chip!
    11:55 "I'm not just cooking for me"
    12:15 A spectrum of taste
    13:25 Embracing new culinary ecosystems
    14:25 Longganisa and champorado
    15:20 Contextualizing the food we grow up with
    16:00 "I'm influenced by a lot of things"
    17:35 My story and your story matters
    20:40 8 years of throwdowns
    21:05 Winning a bacon challenge
    23:55 Childhoods at Costco and seeing yourself in others
    24:45 Put A Egg On It
    26:15 Zine themes
    26:30 On shame and mung beans
    27:10 Dinner conversations
    28:25 The allure of an egg yolk
    30:25 Foodways of Iloilo
    32:10 Everyone loves adobo and chicken wings

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Betty Ann Quirino ,

Exploring Filipino Kitchens

Great podcast episodes on Philippine cooking, Filipino culture, stories & our people. The host, Nastasha is a wonderful storyteller and can bring out the best from those she interviewed. Worth subscribing!

APTlynamed ,

Will there be a Season 2? Please do a Season 2!

This is such a great podcast! I am going to re-listen to Season 1. I hope there will be more episodes.

congratulationjackiechan ,

Hidden Gem of a Podcast!

I'm so glad to have found this podcast. Just listened to the second episode and I'm hooked. The stories are personal, but well balanced with other sources to make it informative. The descriptions of the dishes made my mouth water, even the ones I've never tried before.

Did noticed that there's some gaps in the second episode full of dead air. Seems like there's supposed to be snippets from the trip to the Philippines, but I don't hear anything. Besides that minor flaw, I really enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to the next episode. Thanks!

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