about us

Filipino Kitchen uses Philippine cuisine to connect Filipinos everywhere with our cultural heritage and the possibilities of our shared future. Based in Chicago, we cook and share our delicious cuisine at pop­-up dining events and the annual Filipino food and arts festival, Kultura. On our website, Filipino Kitchen documents with photography, interviews, stories and recipes from the makers and appreciators of Filipino cuisine and its continuing evolution. We hope to lead a long-­coming renaissance of Filipinos by connecting across the diaspora with our shared love and pride of our food. The masterminds and masterhearts behind Filipino Kitchen are two Filipino Americans: writer Sarahlynn Pablo and photographer Natalia Roxas. Filipino Kitchen is online at http://filipino.kitchen and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


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"No shame in sisig: Filipino chefs and scholars say they are overcoming a century of stereotypes" by Rosalind Tordesillas, PRI The World

  Two years in a row! Thanks to NewCity for naming Filipino Kitchen to their annual Big Heat: Chicago’s Food and Drink Fifty List again!   Photo: Monica Kass Rogers  41 Sarahlynn Pablo and Natalia Roxas Chefs Filipino Kitchen is a joint effort of Sarahlynn Pablo, a writer, and Natalia Roxas, a photographer, both of whom put time into the kitchen to bring the food of the Philippines to Chicago. Chicagoans are just beginning to understand Filipino food, and that understanding is challenging because, as Pablo explains, “our cuisine evolves as we evolve and continue to cook our foods. Our challenge as keepers of this tradition is to be inclusive while not alienating others within and outside of our communities.” As part of their mission, Pablo and Roxas bring Filipino food to the people through events like February’s Usapang Pagkain, which Pablo says “is a discussion within the Filipino community about the food that sustains us as individuals and groups. Usapang Pagkain is an intergenerational space that explores ways to focus on how our food can support our communities physically, nutritionally, emotionally, psychically, historically, spiritually and socially.”  Jared Rouben /Photo: Monica Kass Rogers

Two years in a row! Thanks to NewCity for naming Filipino Kitchen to their annual Big Heat: Chicago’s Food and Drink Fifty List again!

Photo: Monica Kass Rogers

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Sarahlynn Pablo and Natalia Roxas
Chefs
Filipino Kitchen is a joint effort of Sarahlynn Pablo, a writer, and Natalia Roxas, a photographer, both of whom put time into the kitchen to bring the food of the Philippines to Chicago. Chicagoans are just beginning to understand Filipino food, and that understanding is challenging because, as Pablo explains, “our cuisine evolves as we evolve and continue to cook our foods. Our challenge as keepers of this tradition is to be inclusive while not alienating others within and outside of our communities.” As part of their mission, Pablo and Roxas bring Filipino food to the people through events like February’s Usapang Pagkain, which Pablo says “is a discussion within the Filipino community about the food that sustains us as individuals and groups. Usapang Pagkain is an intergenerational space that explores ways to focus on how our food can support our communities physically, nutritionally, emotionally, psychically, historically, spiritually and socially.”

Jared Rouben /Photo: Monica Kass Rogers

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