Preserving local food culture and tradition is being taken to stage as Marco Polo Ortigas partners with Slow Food Philippines in linking good food with local communities.
Their latest offer, Locally Green: Reviving Traditions, Rediscovering Good Food is a collaboration of the hotel’s world-class chefs with Slow Food Philippines’ farmers, fisher folks, artisans, chefs, and producers, who harvest indigenous and endangered ingredients from all over the country. While guests enjoy the line-up of dishes at Cucina, they will also be introduced of the movement that is practiced in over 100 countries, with over 100,000 members who are working for good, clean, and fair food.
Stuart Stancombe, Director of Restaurants, Bars, and Events said, “We believe in Slow Food’s thrust of preventing the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract fast food, and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, and how their food choices affect the world.”
For Slow Food Philippines President Paula Aberasturi, she shared that Filipino food is as diverse as the country’s islands, “Sadly, not a lot of people are aware that some local ingredients are endangered. We are slowly losing our traditions. The farmers will not produce them if there is no interest. We want our children to enjoy them, too. We are grateful for Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s support in our advocacy.”
Cucina will serve provincial and regional specialities starting with the Pampanga Edition. Locally Green: Reviving Traditions, Rediscovering Good Food is a new and ingenious way to learn about mindful consumption because food choices affect not just the members of the family but also the community and the rest of the country as well.