27 episodes

Thought-provoking talks on Philippine food history, traditions and culture from the diaspora looking in.

Exploring Filipino Kitchens Nastasha Alli

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 15 Ratings

Thought-provoking talks on Philippine food history, traditions and culture from the diaspora looking in.

    For the Love of Panaderia and Philippine Bakery Traditions

    For the Love of Panaderia and Philippine Bakery Traditions

    Show notes
    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

    • 1 hr 35 min
    On The Antiquity of the Ifugao Rice Terraces with Stephen Acabado

    On The Antiquity of the Ifugao Rice Terraces with Stephen Acabado

    Show notes
    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
    01:12:10 Takeaways
    01:13:50 Future projects

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Writing the Philippine Food, Cooking and Dining Dictionary with Edgie Polistico

    Writing the Philippine Food, Cooking and Dining Dictionary with Edgie Polistico

    Show notes

    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

    On Finding Voices That Speak To You

    Show notes

    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

    • 41 min
    A Food Trip In Iloilo And Cooking School In Antique

    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
    The Coconut Kitchen With Regina Newport

    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 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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