Encore Series: Yana Gilbuena
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Asia Society Texas Center was proud to host acclaimed nomadic chef Yana Gilbuena for a traditional Filipino kamayan feast in November 2017, highlighting regional Filipino cuisine and celebrating local and seasonal ingredients from Texas. In this behind-the-scenes video, Gilbuena shares how her pop-up dinners across 50 states got started and her personal mission to introduce the diversity of Filipino cuisine to the world.
About Chef Yana Gilbuena
Yana Gilbuena, a Filipino-born, critically acclaimed global nomadic chef, started Salo Series to share with the world the vibrant food culture of the Philippines. The Salo Series hosts Filipino kamayan dinners, in which food is served on communal tables decked with banana leaves, and guests are askedto eat with their hands. In her American tour, Yana hosted pop-up dinners in 50 states in 50 weeks, as well as across Canada, Mexico and Colombia. She has also been featured in major publications such as The New York Times and National Geographic. This global culinary nomad aims to further her mission and aims to host a Salo on every continent.
Major support for Performing Arts and Culture programs comes from Nancy C. Allen, Ellen Gritz and Milton Rosenau, the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, and the Anchorage Foundation. Generous funding also provided by AARP, The Clayton Fund, Miller Outdoor Theatre, New England Foundation for the Arts, and through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a premier group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center.
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We are dedicated to continuing our mission of building cross-cultural understanding and uplifting human connectivity. Using digital tools, we bring you content for all ages and conversations that matter, in order to spark curiosity about Asia and to foster empathy.
About Asia Society Texas Center
With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.
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