Our Awesome Planet

Our Awesome Planet

February 18, 2009

"You cannot be a Filipino unless you become Pampanga first."

February 18, 2009

"You cannot be a Filipino unless you become Pampanga first."

Ultimate Pampanga Christmas Tour-17

Congratulations to Augusto Elefanio, Claude Tayag, Ivan Man Dy and Market Manila for showcasing the Filipino cuisine to the World in No Reservations Philippines. Anthony Bourdain credited the slow-roasted lechon in Cebu as "The Best Pig Ever" (kudos to MarketManila!). This puts the Philippines' pork dish in the #1 slot in Bourdain's Hierarchy of Pork

One of my favorite quotes in the show was "You cannot be a Filipino unless you become Pampanga (your roots) first." by Claude Tayag. In the same way, Anthony Bourdain regards himself as a New Yorker first and then an American. I believe that we really need to be proud of our roots (whether you are a Kapampangan, Bicolano, etc.) to appreciate our Filipino Heritage.

Here are the Top 10 Essential Links about Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations Philippines:
No Reservations Philippines in You Tube uploaded by ArcApex in 5 parts.   
Pressure Drop by Anthony Bourdain's Visit in Manila
Bourdain's Hierarchy of Pork by Anthony Bourdain
Augusto's Fanatic Special Winning Video! Augusto Elefanio
Anthony Bourdain in Cebu, Philippines… by Market Manila
Full Menu of The No Reservations Philippines Lechon Lunch, Cebu by Market Manila
"The Best Pig Ever" by  Market Manila
Wok-king with Anthony Bourdain by Ivan Man Dy for Inquirer
Anthony Bourdain in Manila: Ivan Man Dy ! by OAP
Bourdain, Bobby and—‘betute’? by Inquirer

Live an Awesome Life,  

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P.S. Join us for the next Ultimate Pampanga Claude Tayag's Tour on March 28, Saturday.

P.P.S. For some reason, I did not see Chef Gene's and Cafe Ysabel's segment.... hmm...

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