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Filipino Food Presentation

by: Kimberly Reyes, Jody Cajudo, and Mara Pangan

Kimberly Reyes

on 13 December 2010

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Transcript of Filipino Food Presentation

Filipino Food
Field Research
“Food was a key to ‘the whole
cultural package’.” -Doreen Fernandez
-Sense of unity among the
many islands of the Philippines
-Linked generations
-Asked “How is food Filipino?”
Offered self-knowledge
from experience and
memory reflection of
Filipino culture.
• 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
May 1993
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.
I-Hotel exhibit
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."
Foreign influence
Chinese traders
Spanish colonizers
United States (20th century)
fried chicken
Southeast Asia
Sometimes foods from other distant lands that contribute to the Filipino table
(French, Italian, Middle Eastern, Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese)
dietary pattern:
Jody Cajudo
by: Kimberly Reyes and
Mara Pangan
Filipino-American Identity
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
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