ULAM: Main Dish had its world premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival last April 8.
Directed by Alexandra Cuerdo, the documentary explores how Filipino chefs and restaurateurs have taken Filipino food to the mainstream America. In 80 minutes, it shows lively interviews and mouth-watering images of Philippine cuisine. Interviewed were Nicole Ponseca and chef Miguel Trinidad of Maharlika and Jeepney; Romy Dorotan and Amy Besa of Purple Yam; and Charles Olalia of Ricebar, among others. Many had no prior experience, but showed their determination.
Behind the scenes with Romy Dorotan of Purple Yam from ‘ULAM: Main Dish’. Photo courtesy of Kidlat Entertainment.