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Monday, May 3, 2010

Asian Culinary Forum's Weekend Symposium Probes Future of Filipino Cuisine

Posted By on Mon, May 3, 2010 at 4:19 PM

Lumpia from chef William Pilz at a one-night Filipino prix fixe last July at Citizen Cake. - JOHN BIRDSALL
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  • Lumpia from chef William Pilz at a one-night Filipino prix fixe last July at Citizen Cake.
A celebration of Filipino foods is the premise of the the Asian Culinary Forum's weekend-long symposium of classes, panels, and tastings, happening May 15-16. The cooking class that covers traditional sour ingredients such as fruits and natural vinegars is already full, but you can still grab a seat for the "Adobo Throw-Down" ($20) on Saturday night that includes Lumaya music and "innovative variations of the theme," as well as puzzle the future of Filipino food at Sunday's chefs' panel ($40). The cheapest event on the bill is the lit reading on Sunday afternoon, titled "Eating Our Own Words" ($3-$5) and includes poems, fiction, and essays about family and food from Barbara Jane Reyes, Rashaan Alexis Meneses, Aileen Suzara, Aimee Suzara, Lizelle Festejo, Yael Villafranca and Lisa Suguitan Melnick. Details after the jump.

Event details:

Filipino Flavors: Tradition and Innovation

Date: Sat., May 15 and Sun., May 16.

Location: International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California, 1170 Market (at Seventh St.), 777-8998

Cost: $3-$180, depending on whether or not you are a student and which event(s) you attend. (Note: The $180 all-symposium pass appears to be SOLD OUT.) Registration closes Weds., May 12

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