My Favorite Capampangan Culinary Heritage
treats, unique to the Culinary Capital
of the Philippines, intrinsic parts
of Pampanga's Golden Age.
Tita Lilian's Heritage Kitchen
Tita Pette's Everybody's Cafe
Tita Mel Galang's Culinary Studio
and Uncle Claude's Bale' Dutung!!!
The Hottest INANG LAYA Ever...
from the mural of the grand dining hall of
Everybody's Cafe' in Pampanga;
painted way back in 1967.
MOUNTAINS of CAMARU
I found three giant mounds of
freshly delivered Field Crickets being
prepped in the Everybody's Cafe' kitchen!
My #1 favorite Capampangan Delicacy ever.
Kermit and Friends transform into
delectable stuffed frogs, a.k.a.
From Lilian Borromeo's Heritage Kitchen
in Mexico, Pampanga:
jewel-bright candied tomatoes (!)
very much like the candied orange peels
found at Dulcinea and La Cibeles. a very rare
(rare because it's hard to find, and healthy!!!)
Pampango dessert served at Lilian Borromeo's!!!
but not just any simple tea-time treat,
this is Pampanga, after all:
Gatas ng Kalabaw
warmed up, with the milk cream
settling gently on the rim of one's cup...
the perfect partner of the Fresh Carabao's Milk,
San Antonio Bourdain
surrounded by antique Capampangan cookie molds,
the oldest, on the upper left, dates back to the 1790s.
but not really.
Don't trust your eyes; this is a
Brazo de Mercedes-type dessert with
a sweet corn filling, one of the sweet specialties
at the Emelita W. Galang Culinary Arts Studio, Inc.
I led a tour for the cast and crew of a new show ,
"LIVING THE GOLDEN LIFE",
Saturdays at 6:30pm on ANC,
hosted by one of the best hosts in Philippine TV History,
pictured here with the Manila Boy
after enjoying an evening of delicious stories at
Claude Tayag's Bale Dutung in Angeles City.