LPU-Batangas meets Australia through the visit of Fil-Australian cookbook author, presenter and culinary director, Ms. Yasmin Newman, April 22. As part of the Culinary Series, Ms. Newman excitedly shared how she came up with the idea of bringing the Philippine cuisine to the international venue.
During a cooking demonstration, Ms. Newman highlighted the unique fl avors and ingredients of Filipino cuisine that make it stand out among other Southeast Asian cuisines. She mentioned that her own Filipino heritage and her travels to the Philippines inspired her to write cookbooks such as “7000 Islands: Cherished Recipes and Stories from the Philippines”, and “Under Coconut Skies: Feasts & Stories from the Philippines “.
Her culinary experience and expertise have undoubtedly inspired young chefs from the College of International Tourism and Hospitality Management to explore the world of Philippine cuisine. Their passion for promoting this cuisine on a global scale has been ignited, and they are now eager to learn more.
The Culinary Day ended on a high note as CAKO and CLOCA students showcased their culinary prowess by preparing their own version of the famous Australian dessert, Lamington, in the CITHM Department’s kitchen. Newman successfully bridged the gap between two cultures, proving that good food has the power to bring people together.
Overall, the event was a great success in promoting Filipino cuisine and fostering cultural exchange between Australia and the Philippines. Ms. Newman’s passion and dedication to sharing the fl avors and stories of the Philippines left a lasting impression on all those who attended.
Photo courtesy of ROAR: CITHM Media Guild