MANILA -- Experts from the local food industry have gathered for "Philippines on a Plate," a series of online talks in celebration of Filipino Food Month.
Among the featured speakers and their respective topics are Ige Ramos ("Recognizing Filipino Food as a Form of Art and Integral Part of Culture"), Clang Garcia ("Preserving Filipino Food Culture through Culinary Tourism"), Felice Sta. Maria ("Contemporary Innovations Grounded in the Past"), Pacita Juan ("Filipinos Embracing Slow Food"), Carlo Sumaoang ("Growing Your Own Food"), and Giney Villar ("Chefs as Repositories or Heirloom Recipes and Ingredients").
The talks will be streamed live simultaneously on the Facebook pages of Filipino Food Month, Philippine Culinary Heritage Movement, and Slow Food Youth Network Philippines.
Last week, the Department of Agriculture, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and the Philippine Culinary Heritage Movement released a joint statement saying it is temporarily postponing preparations for Filipino Food Month due to the COVID-19 crisis.
It was back in 2018 when Malacañang declared April as Filipino Food Month in an effort to boost the country's culinary tradition.