A short photo essay of last Saturday’s food writing workshop, Eat. Write. Love hosted by Writer’s Block Philippines.
- (L-R:) Niña, Ana, Nikka
Thanks to Writer’s Block (WB) founders, Nikka Sarthou, Niña Terol-Zialcita, and Ana Santos for inviting me to speak at WB’s first food writing workshop. I’m very selective when accepting speaking engagements but since Nikka and I were colleagues 10 years together at an online company, I couldn’t say no. It was a sold-out event and I had a lot of fun sharing my food writing experiences with those who attended.
- with Giney (left) and Beth (right)
It was my first time at Adarna Food and Culture, a restaurant that’s ardent in its celebration of Filipino food. I was very pleased to meet its chef, Giney Villar and her equally dynamic partner, Beth Angsioco. I hope to spend even more time talking to them when I go back to Adarna to eat everything on their menu. I especially want more of their Adobong Batangas and a pitcherful of that caramelo sauce that they glaze their banana peanut roll (aka turon) with.
- Here I am displaying the last slide in my presentation, which encapsulates what food writing is to me.
The best part about the workshop was meeting all of those who attended, several of whom are longtime readers of Dessert Comes First. I was quite overwhelmed that several of them wanted to have their photo taken with me. DCF readers are the best!
My favorite picture of all: all the people who made this event possible, and my sister Charley, (on the extreme right) my constant supporter and photographer-for-the-day.