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Food o-rama, food festival highlights Filipino Cuisine in Canada


Food dominates the Filipino life. From the six official meals of a Filipino, namely: breakfast, snacks, lunch, merienda, dinner and pulutan we boast our knowledge about food. The way we cook, the way we season the best meat for a hot sinigang, the way we use a wide array of spices for a more “unique” taste, the way we slow roast our lechons and of course, the best and only way to eat our own food. From soups that taste like a perfect combination of Asia to crispy meats soaking in a thick layer of succulent fat, we Filipinos KNOW food. Filipino cuisine was described as, in one article, the “Asian Fusion” before THE Asian Fusion and who else can vouch for that other than us, Filipinos? That’s why it’s such a huge blessing (thank the heavens!) that there is finally, finally a festival dedicated to Filipino FOOD!

The Philippine Canadian Centre of Manitoba (PCCM) is holding its first ever food festival next month, and with a name like “Food-O-Rama” it’s not too hard to figure out what festival goers can expect over the two-day celebration of all things delicious in Winnipeg.

The FOOD-O-RAMA is a two-day festival (August 6 & 7) attracting top industry professionals, restaurateurs, chefs and all food aficionados alike from different ethnic groups. Exciting event features include:

• Cooking Demos
• Cooking Battle
• Eating Competitions
• Traditional Filipino games
• Farmers Market
• Live Music Stage
• Food Trucks & food stalls
• Educational sessions on food matters

The festival runs August 6 and 7 with an outdoor contingent that will include food trucks and food stalls offering their culinary creations, eating competitions, live entertainment, and traditional Filipino games from noon to 9 p.m. on both days at the Philippine Canadian Centre of Manitoba at 737 Keewatin Ave.

On the Sunday there will also be an indoor event held at the NorWest Co-op Community Health Centre at 103-67 Tyndall Avenue where cooking demos, cooking battles, and educational sessions on food matters will be held from noon to 9 p.m.

Should you need more information, have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Lourdes Federis at (204) 880-6352 or Mr. Lou Fernandez at (204) 801-0588.


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