If you are a foodie and live in the Bay Area — or just interested in learning more about Philippine cuisine — make plans to go to the 2nd Annual Kulinarya event this Saturday, January 21st in San Francisco.
Kulinarya is the Filipino term for “cuisine” or “culinary”. The event will feature cooking competitions and food tastings from Philippine food companies, local Filipino restaurants, and gourmet food trucks. Admission is free, and food sampling tickets will be available for sale on site or in advance (details on advance ticket purchase at the end of this post).
Part of the proceeds will benefit the Typhoon Sendong relief efforts.
The event will take place from 3:00 to 8:00 PM, at Carnelian by the Bay, One Ferry Plaza, behind the Ferry Building.
Schedule and more delicious details on the official website www.KulinaryaShowdown.com (and the place to get your food tickets in advance).
My favorite Philippine nut — the pili — is featured in a pili nut cook-off. The pili nut is now among the country’s most important food product export. If you have not had pili nuts — this is a good opportunity to sample this delicious nut, which tastes something like a cross between macadamia and almonds.