Episode 639: Filipino Food

September 14, 2018
Listen: Filipino Food

This week, we devote our entire show the wonderfully multifaceted food of the Philippines. Amy Besa, author of the award-winning Memories of Philippine Kitchens tells us about the unusual mix of Spanish, Chinese, Mexican, and American influences on Filipino food. Francis Lam goes into the home kitchen of chef King Phojanakong and his mother Emma for a lesson in the delicious seafood sinigang stew. We get an expert list of where to eat great Filipino food across the United States from Joanne Boston of the Filipino Food Movement. We talk to chef Chad Valencia of LASA in Los Angeles about the key ingredients for the Filipino pantry. America's Test Kitchen gives us the recipe and advice for making Filipino-style chicken adobo. And author Jessica Hagedorn reads an excerpt about enjoying the food you love most -- while there's still time -- from her book Dogeaters.

Broadcast dates for this episode:

  • September 22, 2017 (originally aired)

  • January 19, 2018 (rebroadcast)

  • September 14, 2018 (rebroadcast)