With both Guam and the Philippines colonized by the Spanish and spending centuries living with each other, Filipinos and the people of Guam have had a shared history which is reflected in not just the textbooks, but in their cuisines as well.
In order to recognize the relationship between the food in both cultures, Humanities Guahan is presenting Fiestan Salu Salo, a week-long tour led by visiting chefs Jo Ong and Mylene Valdez which will feature workshops, presentations, and a dinner featuring food celebrating the flavors of Guam and the Philippines this week.
According to Chef Valdez, the event is a great opportunity to explore the pasts of each culture.
“It’s very nice to know that we’re connected historically. In terms of the Spanish cuisine in Guam and the Philippines, we’re really connected. That’s why Chef Jo mentioned…our food…we just pronounce it differently, but it’s almost the same,” Valdez said.
For more information about the food tour or for tickets, visit eatyourheritageguam.eventbrite.com.