How much do you know about the food you’re eating? Have you ever wondered what’s the story behind your favorite adobo and sinigang? or Have you tried finding out how the Filipino cuisine came about? Moreover, have you asked what makes a person appreciate different types of cuisine? Does the answer lie in the fascination brought about by the yummy fusion of local ingredients or is it in the rich culture that every cuisine manifests? Food does more than nourish the body, it feeds our imagination as well as our tummies. It even tells a story-a generation’s worth of stories.
Just as it feels good to eat, it also pays to be informed.
Feed your mind with these good reads by Ambeth R. Ocampo, a well-known historian, journalist and columnist.