How did the Philippine’s occupation by the Spanish or United States, for example, influenced their cooking? Nowadays, we find many Filipino’s main dishes inspired by Spanish ways of cooking or cans imported by the USA. The distillation of all these elements and the local people’s adaptation made the Filipino’s kitchen very unique and each area has its particular way of cooking a dish.
This film is part of a series of 6 films that reveal the complexity of food consumption dynamics among the middle classes in two rapidly changing, urban centres: Metro Manila, the Philippines and Bangalore, India. Based on a two-year academic research project, the six films highlight the changing patterns, practices and policies related to food consumption in these two mega-cities.
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