One good thing about living in Barcelona (I hope some locals would at least recognize it) is that you get to meet people from different corners of the world, discover that you share something in common with them despite religious, political, social and ethnic differences, and most importantly get a taste of their cuisine for free. That’s why we are thankful to Ms. Anne Oronos ‘la alcaldesa’, and Ms. Bella Lamsen who invited us to partake in Jornada Gastronomica (Food Fest) organized by the Ajuntament de Sant Feliu de Codines.
Puto and the Philippine Flag. The kids also tried our ‘pastel de arroz’. I still don’t agree with the Spanish translation of puto. Pastel means cake and arroz means rice. So how do you call in Spanish our bibingka? biko? sapin-sapin? suman? They are all made of arroz and they can also be pastel. Anyway, puto though tastes good, its literal translation in Spanish doesn’t sound so well.
One more time. Ms. Monina, Me, Ms. Margie, Ms. Nida, Ms. Bella and Ms. Anne. Everyone went home with a stomach full of good things and hopefully a mind more well-informed and more receptive to other cultures. Photo: Aodh Matthew Visitacion Patrimonio
Photo and Text by Daniel Infante Tuaño