October 17, 2017

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Kulinarya, a guide to Philippine food

Mixed with culture and ethnicity, food is a powerful ingredient in human and foreign relations. Through a country’s cuisine, food could serve as a tool of soft power and communication.

The Philippine Embassy to Belgium and Luxembourg is organizing a culinary tour titled “Kulinarya: A Guide to Filipino Food”, A Culinary Tour with Chef Myrna Segismundo, who is known for her passion for traditional Filipino cooking. This culinary tour aims to contribute to the myriad of efforts to introduce Filipino food traditions in the international market and to mainstream Philippine flavours in world cities of diverse gastronomic landscape.

The culinary tour will feature the following three events:

1. Photo Exhibit 

Venue: Press Club Brussels Europe (Rue Froissart 95, 1040 Brussels)

Wednesday, 7 June 2017 (Official Opening Ceremony

Time: 18h – 20h, Some of the featured merienda (Filipino snacks) will be served at the opening ceremony.

Duration of the exhibit: from 6 to 9 June 2017

The exhibit includes more than 60 photographs taken by Neal Oshima and the culinary team behind the Kulinarya: A Guidebook to Philippine Cuisine, which highlight the core principles of Filipino cooking from the huge diversity of regional and individual practices.

Kulinarya: A Guidebook to Philippine Cuisine, Expanded Second Edition, is the continuation of a movement to inspire homemakers, cooks, students, purveyors, retailers, and restaurants of all types to bring Filipino cuisine to the highest level of excellence in preparation and presentation for the world to appreciate.

This expanded second edition, with a more carefully-thought-out selection of recipes from classical and regional dishes, now with brilliant new photographs and, most of all, notes and tips from some of the best-kept culinary secrets. It is a must have for the experienced or new cook, a lover of Filipino food, or even someone who has never tried it before. Visitors will get the chance to meet the writer and editor of the guidebook, Michaela Fenix, and three of the most noted Filipino chefs today – Chef Myrna, Chef Jill Sandique and Chef Raul Ramos.

Kulinarya: A Guidebook to Philippine Cuisine, Expanded Second Edition, will be available for purchase at the exhibit and includes most of the photographs on display.

2. Talk and Cooking Demo (with food sampling) 

Venue: Sofitel Brussels Le Louise (Avenue de la Toison d’Or 40, 1050 Brussels)

Date and Time: 8 June (Thursday), 15h30-17h30

15h30-15h45: Talk by Michaela Fenix and Chef Myrna

15h45-16h30: Cooking demonstration by Chef Myrna

Question and answer Food sampling 16h30-17h30: Meet and greet

3. Philippine Dinner 

A ticketed sit-down full course dinner prepared by Filipino Chefs Myrna, Jill & Raul and served with Philippine drinks/liquors

Venue: Sofitel Brussels Le Louise (Avenue de la Toison d’Or 40, 1050 Brussels)

Date and time: 9 June (Friday), 19h00

Final Menu: 

Pampagan

C o c k t a i l s

Adobo Pate

Chicken Inasal

Philippine Liquors and Spirits

Handa  M e n u

Kinilaw Seasonal Seafood

Coco Vinegar, Calamansi,

Fermented Infusions

Sopa de molo

Savoury Meat and Vegetable Purses

Fragrant Broth

Ginataang Isda I

Fish Fillet Coconut Cream with Crabfat Baby Greens

Sorbetes  Sherbet Bistek

Tagalog Roast Prime Ribeye of Beef

Soya Glaze Caramelised Onions

Lumpia Roll Rice

P ostres  D e s s e r t  T a b l e

Turrones de Manila

Queso de Bola Cheesecake

Torta de Tablea con Muscovado

Canonigo with Natilla and Mango

Caramel Bars

Kape/Salabat Philippine Liqueurs

Information:

Embassy of the Philippines to Belgium and Luxembourg: https://www.facebook.com/philippineembassy.brussels

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