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The SALO Project and Feastly | Filipino Pop-ups

Chef Yana Gilbuena  of The SALO Project set out from her home and life in Brooklyn, New York this February to begin an adventure that will take her and her camerawoman Cassandra Sicre just over a year to complete. The goal, as they discover and ride between US cities, moving every week, is to introduce and celebrate traditional Filipino recipes – a cuisine Yana feels is much underrepresented and undervalued in the US. With some of the proceeds going to charity, Yana hopes that the SALO experience – one of shared food – will create community and gain exposure for Filipino cuisine and chefs. Yana will serve all of her roving pop-up feasts Kamayan style, i.e. during this 50 state, 50 feasts tour, Feasters (diners) will eat with their hands around a shared banana-leaf-lined table. It’s an incredibly social and adventurous form of dining cum cultural learning session. We had the chance to catch up with Yana as she embarks on the nation’s capitol this Sunday for the sixth stop of her tour and to learn about life …