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Chef AC Boral

Eating the Crab Mentality: Collaboratin' in Boston and Beyond

Eating the Crab Mentality: Collaboratin' in Boston and Beyond

With a workshop at the East Coast Asian American Student Union annual conference at Harvard University and a pop-up brunch the following day, a collaboration of strong, successful Filipino Americans prove that the crab mentality is only worth eating.

Rice and Shine: Anatomy of a Pop-Up Brunch for Dinner

Rice and Shine: Anatomy of a Pop-Up Brunch for Dinner

Filipino Kitchen started in my kitchen -- a long time ago, on a different blog -- with a bowl of lugaw that became my most visited post. The idea of spinning off a Filipino food website that linked culture to cuisine to current events and history brewed and simmered in the long polar vortex-frequent winter of 2013-2014, as Natalia and I made dinners in, steeling against the cold. Although the starting point for Filipino Kitchen was a multimedia blog, the immediate satisfaction of working with our hands, cooking our food together and eating together as a celebration of our culture is where we really started. Natalia and I always had catering, popup dinners, farmers' markets and cooking classes in our broader vision. Though after only two weeks of publishing our first blog post, opportunity came a' Tweeting.

Pinoy Food for the Soul: Chef AC Boral of So Good and Delicious

Pinoy Food for the Soul: Chef AC Boral of So Good and Delicious

"Just be respectful. Because food, especially after you've been in this industry -- you learn that making food is really, really hard. And making good food is even harder. Making great food is a really special thing to do. And I really am trying to make great food," says Chef Boral.