Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

My Filipino Cooking Experience

When it comes to Filipino food, I must admit that I am a neophyte. In fact, my experience with Filipino cuisine, culture and people is limited to a time years ago as a bartender at the Silverado Country Club in Napa, where many of the staff were of Filipino heritage. I found them to be friendly, gorgeous and very hard-working. Alas, the job was temporary, so I wasn't there long enough to get to know any of my Filipino co-workers beyond a first name basis, much less gain any insight into their food and culture. But it certainly looks like I'm finally going to get a crash course on Filipino culture and cuisine over the next few weeks.