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Filipino Food Month Media Launch (March 21, 2023)

Author: DA-AFID | 22 March 2023

This year, with the theme, “Pagkaing Sariling Atin, Mahalin at Pagyamanin,” the Filipino Food Month kicked off with a media launch on March 21, 2023 at the Manila Metropolitan Theater. The month of April will also be packed with conferences, cooking shows, concerts, and other events all over the country. Representatives from the national and local government, diplomatic corps, academe, civil society groups, and the private sector are expected to take part in the FFM events.

According to the PCHM, Filipino food is often referred to as one of the world’s earliest fusion cuisines, having its ancestral cooking influenced mostly by the surrounding environment of people’s settlements and early foreign visitors such as the Mexicans from the galleon trade period and the Muslims from neighboring countries. ### (photos by Gian Carlo Luague, DA-AFID)