AUG 14--"Could it be that Filipino food, the underdog of Asian cuisines, is having its moment at last?" The New York Times asked.
In this delicious new documentary (see schedule below), Filipino-American filmmaker Alexandra Cuerdo answers this question and follows the rise of Filipino food via the award-winning chefs crossing over to the center of the American table.
ULAM: Main Dish
Dir. Alexandra Cuerdo
2017. U.S. 90 min. Color. English. New York Premiere.
Saturday, August 4, 2018, 7 p.m.
Ulam: Main Dish stages this new culinary movement as not only a remarkable achievement for American restaurateurs but also as a validation of Filipino culture. The film confronts issues inherent in representing both Filipino and American identities and challenges from both the Filipino community and the world at large. Ultimately, Ulam is a celebration — and confirmation — that Filipino food, and Filipinos, are here to stay.
Post Screening Panelists:
Alexandra Cuerdo, Director
Rey Cuerdo, Producer
John Floresca, Cinematographer and Producer
Nicole Ponseca, Maharlika, Jeepney and Tita Baby’s
Miguel Trinidad, Chef at Maharlika and Jeepney
Alvin Cailan, Chef at The Usual, Eggslut, AMBOY, Unit 120 and Paper Planes
Followed by a reception.