The Culinary Historians of the Philippines (CHOP) is a non-profit sister organization of the Culinary Historians of Washington, D.C. (CHoWDC). We are not historians in the academic or scholarly sense; we are students of culinary history who want to give back to society through culinary-based programs. Our mission: To study, promote, and help preserve the history and heritage of Philippine cuisine and culinary customs/traditions; to implement advocacy programs; and to study the cuisines of other countries. [Your comments on our posts are most welcome.]
Friday, February 3, 2017
Saturday, January 14, 2017
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, Saturday, January 14, 2017, Ted's Private Garden Restaurant, Sta. Cruz, Laguna
Monday, December 12, 2016
The afternoon's feature was a very interesting lecture by Dr. Libby O'Connell, an executive at The History Channel, on the cuisine of the Gilded Days (late 19th century). As usual, the session was well-attended, with many first-time guests registering for membership after the meeting.
Members brought goodies to snack on for the afternoon tea. It was great to see old friends again after our long absence from meetings. I got the chance to briefly talk about CHOP. I try to attend their meetings whenever I'm in D.C.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
"Crops of Oppression" Lecture by Ige Ramos, and Degustation Dinner by Chef Jessie Sincioco at her Rockwell Cub Restaurant.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
CHOP'S Board of Directors hosted a delightful potluck dinner last night for all the movers and shakers who were instrumental in the successes of CHOP's food tours and events during 2016. The dinner was held at the lovely home of our President, "Generalissima" Pia Lim-Castillo.
The occasion was also a fitting time to announce that our next President beginning next year is none other than our beloved Ige Ramos, continuing CHOP's super lucky streak in having at its helm excellent leaders in the culinary heritage field.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Sunday, July 31, 2016
A total of 54 brave souls refused to be intimated by the threat of rains and flooding in the Pampanga area, and proceeded with the planned food tour; they did not regret it.
CHOP considers itself very lucky indeed, because the whole tour was painstakingly organized by none other than the renowned Chef Sau del Rosario, with the much-appreciated collaboration of Chef Edith Singian (we are proud to say both are CHOP members). The result was the largest group that CHOP has ever assembled before (we've had to turn down late registrants as the quota was quickly filled), and the most incredible day of learning about Pampanga's cuisine and indulging in not one, but two fiesta-like meals--a heavy brunch and then a late, heavier, lunch. On offer was Chef Sau's signature Kapmpangan dishes as well as other local delicacies, sweet and savory alike.There were also several cooking demos of Kapampangan fare.
Owing to the bad weather and threats of flooding in some areas of Pampanga, Chef Sau had to reconfigure the planned itinerary, cancelling those events in venues that had already flooded (among them Bacoor, Mexico, Guagua, and Candaba). We got lucky in that Angeles City, Chef Sau's hometown, was not flooded; it was where the planned two main meals were going to be held -- the brunch at Chef Sau's elegant restaurant, Cafe Fleur, and the proper lunch at the ancestral Museum of Angeles City.
Headlining this post are some of the group photos:
|The 45 participants, at the entrance of Cafe Fleur, after the big BRUNCH.|
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Thursday, March 10, 2016
First stop was the Nuestra Señora de la Annunciata Parish, also known as Boso Boso Church, the oldest church in Antipolo; it was first built in the late 16th century.
Next stop was Carolina's Bamboo Garden, a vast expanse devoted to indigenous and exotic varieties of bamboos, whose focal point was the "Bambuseum," a gene bank conservation area for various bamboo species.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Saturday, February 20, 2016, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
835 Arnaiz Ave. (formerly Pasay Rd.), Legaspi Village
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
P R O G R A M
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Lecture/Seminar, Promoting Pinoy Food on Social Media, August 1, 2015, Aguinaldo Shrine, Kawit, Cavite
Following is the latest announcement sent out by Pia to the membership on July 11, 2015:
"A TASTE OF NEGROS" - This is the first time that CHOP will venture as far as a plane ride away to the land of smiles: BACOLOD. We will be hosted and led by CHOP's husband-and-wife team, Tom and Mitch Bascon, who will bring us through Bacolod, Silay, and Talisay in two full days on Saturday and Sunday. The tour will include a market tour, food demonstrations, meals at several establishments, and shopping for pasalubongs. Airfare and accommodations will be to the individual’s account, and only the internal tour-related costs will be covered by the fee to be charged. Additional details will be sent to the membership as soon as they are confirmed.
Monday, March 23, 2015
|Clockwise, from left: JJ Yulo, Regee Newport, Gracita Sieber, Gretchen Consunji-Lim, Erwin Lizarondo, Nora Tolentino, Amy Besa, Ige Ramos, Pia Lim-Castillo, and Alvin Reyes Lim.|
Regarding SEC Registration
February 6, 2014, Elks Club Makati