In the country with reputedly the longest Christmas season in the world, the countdown has begun. People look forward to noche buena and traditional holiday dishes including the most important Christmas dessert. Fruit salad. I wonder how many realize how deep its colonial roots go.
A journey to understand what we eat and drink, and the reasons behind our choices.
National symbols are declared by law, and there is no law that names bangus as the national fish of the Philippines. In fact, there is no law that names any fish as the national fish of the Philippines.
Standardize the cooking of adobo and sinigang? Oh, come on.
Policy makers ought to remember that our cuisine is part of our identity as a nation and not something to be tweaked, and its evolution repressed, to appeal to the bland palate of the white man.