Alberta’s Culinaire Magazine Features Filipino Cuisine in its November 2022 Issue

Calgary, 9 December 2022 - Culinaire magazine_,_ Alberta’s largest food and beverage magazine in terms of geographical coverage, is featuring Filipino cuisine in its November 2022 issue.

In the magazine’s main article, entitled “Exploring Philippine Cuisine,” Philippine Consul General to Calgary Zaldy Patron talked about the facets of Filipino cuisine.

Chefs and owners of five Filipino restaurants in Calgary and Edmonton also shared the influences for their Filipino cuisine, with each one of them sharing a recipe for one (1) Filipino dish.

The magazine’s cover has a picture of Lutung Salè Manuk (Lemongrass Chicken Soup).

The five restaurants featured are some of the participants in the inaugural Filipino Restaurant Month Canada (FRMC) that the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa, the Philippine Consulates General in Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto, and the Philippine Department of Tourism jointly implemented last April 2022. The Philippine Consulate General in Calgary conceptualized and spearheaded the FRMC.

According Culinaire’s editor-in-chief, Ms. Linda Garson, it marks the first time that Culinaire has featured Filipino cuisine on its cover and has written extensively about it.

Ms. Garson was among the guests at the FRMC’s launching on 21 March 2022 in Calgary. She learned more about the Filipino cuisine during the conduct of the FRMC.

Along with Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek, Ms. Gerson was also one of the guests of Consul General Patron during a lunch reception he hosted at Pacific Hut Restaurant in Calgary on the first day of FRMC on 1 April 2022.

Ms. Garson founded Culinaire in May 2012. Now in its 10th year, the magazine releases 10 issues a year.

Culinaire’s printed version is read by around 75,000 Albertans and another 10,000 people read the digital version from its website

Culinaire’s special feature on Filipino cuisine for its November 2022 edition is found in this link:…/docs/culinaire_11.6_november_2022_

“We welcome and thank Culinaire magazine for coming up with a special feature on Filipino cuisine, which will help our advocacy to promote and mainstream Filipino cuisine in Canada,” said Consul General Patron.