Asian Culinary Forum Presents Weekend Symposium on Filipino Cuisine

The Asian Culinary Forum invites you to join us, May 15-16, for a weekend long Symposium on Filipino cuisine. This is a two-day exploration of the history, traditions, present and future of the food and flavors of the Philippines.

Events will include panel discussions with chefs and scholars, food and wine pairings, provocative conversation and debate on food and identity, music and cooking classes with such luminaries as Amy Besa, author of Memories of Philippine Kitchens and co-owner of Purple Yam Restaurant in Brooklyn. An adobo throw-down will be a central highlight of the weekend.

The symposium, “Filipino Flavors: Tradition & Innovation,” will be held Saturday, May 15, and Sunday, May 16, at the International Culinary School, The Art Institute of California-San Francisco, 1170 Market Street, San Francisco. Spread the word with this Facebook event.

More information is available at

The Asian Culinary Forum presents educational, multidisciplinary and downright enjoyable programs that celebrate the history and culture of Asian foods around the world. Filipino culinary traditions are particularly relevant to Northern California, home to the most concentrated community of Filipinos outside of Metro Manila. Filipino farm workers were critical to the early success of California’s agricultural, food service and hospitality industries.

Thanks to Jeannette Ferrary for this information!

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