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Thu Jul 5, 2007

The Forgotten Chicken

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A Filimeato Feast

I'm heading down to Houston for a quick visit to celebrate Kristin's Mom's birthday. Houston always means non-stop delicious Filipino food, as her Mom tends to feed us constantly. Lost in my thoughts of the tocino, empanadas, and adobo that are sure to grace my plate in the next few days, I remembered a remnant of the Filimeato Feast that never seemed to make it to the blog. Call it laziness or lack of time (I'm sticking with the later), but my intended post about Chicken Inasal was never written. This by no means is a reflection on the status of the dish, and it's about time I give another piece of Filipino cuisine the time in the spotlight it deserves.

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Tue Jun 5, 2007

A Trip Back to the Islands

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A Filimeato Feast

What was I thinking when I attempted to make Filipino BBQ last week from a cookbook? Why would I ever do that when I have direct connections to family from the Philippines that could have warned me what I was doing was wrong? I don't really know why I chose to do things the way I did, but I made sure to correct the problem before the grand Filimeato Feast. I went straight to the source for a recipe, provided by the bbq maker in the gf's family, and the end result was everything I ever wanted.

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Mon Jun 4, 2007

A Filimeato Feast

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A Filimeato Feast

It's rainy season in the Philippines, and as I'm writing this tonight, listening to the rain come down outside, I can't help but think that this annoyance from above actually helped authenticate what was an truly excellent Filimeato Feast. The precipitation could not stop The Meatwave this weekend, as it hit hard with a plethora of Filipino treats in an attempt to bring home some cultural learnings from my trip to the 7000 islands over the winter.

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Wed May 30, 2007

Prelude to a Feast

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Filipino Chicken BBQ

The Filimeato Feast is coming up on Sunday and to ensure a happy crowd I decided I better take my Filipino bbq on a test run. Filipino cooking is new to me, and have only been attempting it since realizing how great their food is after a recent trip to the 7000 islands this past winter. So I know I like Filipino bbq, I know what it's supposed to taste like, what it's supposed to look like, but like some many foreign things, have no idea what's really in it. After coming back from the Philippines, I got two cookbooks, and between them tried to make some sense of what their BBQ is made of and took a stab at it tonight in preparation for this weekend's all out feast.

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