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Filipino Food Presentation
Transcript of Filipino Food Presentation
“Food was a key to ‘the whole
cultural package’.” -Doreen Fernandez
-Sense of unity among the
many islands of the Philippines
-Asked “How is food Filipino?”
from experience and
memory reflection of
• Malay matrix
• Influences from China and India (through trade)
• Arabia (through trade and Islamization)
• Spain and America (through colonization)
• The rest of the world (global communication)
"Dog eaters” – Treating dogs as food animals
Filipinos in Los Angeles wrestled with racial tensions
Filipino artists challenged race relations in the city by creating a banner, titled "Ugat Pilipino:Filipino Roots"
Depicted a monkey roasting a dog on a spit
It created controversy in both the Anglo and Filipino communities.
Slicing a cantaloupe with a butterfly knife
Displayed the value of comfort behind familiar Filipino food wretched time of need
Environment plays a huge factor in the development of Filipino food
"[The] landscape of mountains and plains, shores and forests, fields and hills is inhabited by land and air creatures that generously transform into food. It also brings forth greenery all year-round, a garden of edible grains, leaves, roots, fruits, pods, seeds, tendrils and flowers."
United States (20th century)
Sometimes foods from other distant lands that contribute to the Filipino table
(French, Italian, Middle Eastern, Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese)
by: Kimberly Reyes and
It also allows those who were not born in the US to retain their culture and therefore identity. Cooking food and recipes are a way to preserve ethnicity and heritage in America.
different tastes = rich in culture and tradition
not something for everyday but something for special occasions when the family is together
reminds them of deceased relatives
(ex.– mom’s home-style cooking)
recipes are as sacred as traditions or family heirlooms and bind generations.
Markets and Bakeries
Fernandez, D. G. (2005). Food in the Philippines: Islands with a history of colonization nourished a people with a gift for adaption. Singapore: Periplus: Authentic Recipes from the Philippines.
Fernandez, D., & Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, B. (2003, Winter). Culture Ingested: On the Indigenization of Phillipine Food. Gastronomica - The Journal of Food and Culture, 3 (1), pp. 58-71.
Marcie Griffith, J. W. (2002). Animal Practices and the Racialization of Filipinas in Los Angeles. NV, Leiden: Koninklijke Brill.
Reyes, J. (September 2010). Arts in America. Jerome Reyes: International Hotel. www.manilatown.org