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August 26, 2017
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Downstairs Program Room
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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Filipino Cooking, Vegan-Style

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Join us for a delicious cooking demonstration, just for adults & teens!

Can Filipino cuisine be vegan, healthy, and delicious – without losing its soul?  Chef RG Enriquez says yes!

Enriquez, a self-styled "passionate purveyor of vegan Filipino recipes," will take us along step-by-step as she prepares her own take on the classic Filipino soup called Nilaga.  The dish would traditionally incorporate beef and fish sauce, but RG's no-oil, healthy veganized version puts hearty vegetables in a nourishing broth, for a result that she says is delicious without losing its traditional Filipino essence. 

This free cooking demonstration is for adults and teens, and is made possible thanks to generous funding from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.  No preregistration is necessary to attend, but seating is limited.

About RG Enriquez

RG Enriquez is a cook and a purveyor of both traditionally vegan and veganized Filipino food.  She was born and raised in Bacoor Cavite, Philippines, where she grew up helping her mother cook traditional Filipino food for the family.  RG was 15 when she came with her family to the San Francisco Bay Area.  She became a vegan in college, and now runs the food blog Astig Vegan.  RG explains, "'Astig' is a Tagalog (Filipino dialect) slang word for tough, unique, or gutsy. I look at vegan Filipino food as something 'Astig.'"