Yana has been traveling across the US doing what she does best - cooking a feast for a gathering of adventurous diners; she believes that to best understand the culture is thru food. And that's exactly what she brought to STL: The experience to eat with a big group Kamayan style on banana leaves, yet with refined dishes is just amazing. On top of that she's doing this for a cause: for the victims of typhoon Yolanda.
Thank you Yana for inviting me to be a part of this noble cause. I truly enjoyed working with talented Filipino chefs, supported and made possible by the friendly staff ofWinslow's Home headed by the owners, executive Chef Wil, Angela and Nowell. I've also always wanted to collaborate with Joel Crespo of the Guerrilla Street Food fame, and having said that, Salo is a dream... a sweet dream.
Thank you also to the adventurous diners and the unfailing support of my family and friends. Honestly your endless support is what fuels my passion to promote and celebrate Filipino food.
|The fierce and the force behind Salo: YANA GUILBUENA|
Hats off to you Yana for pulling it off with every single dinner that you create from state to state... This is a noble and courageous project. More Power!
|Prepping up my dish of DINAKDAKAN. I call it the SISIG of the North|
|Met another Filipio Chef, Nowell Gata, who was a powerful force at the back of the house.|
|Chef Nowel executing Yana's Squah Flan.|
|Joel Crespoo co-owner of the Guerrilla Street Food truck;winner of the best food truck in the US. They served DINUGUAN for SALO.|
The executive chef of Winslow's Home(the venue) Chef Wil Fernandez-Crus, together with Sauce editor in chief Ligaya Figueras
|The adventurous diners|
|My KapaMEALYA (my ever loyal family and friends)|
|SALO rockstar Yana Gilbuena pouring her ginataan concoction over fried hito|
|The venue: WINSLOW"s HOME, where it brings you to s different era. It used to be a grocery store but the owners gutted it down in to a bohemian chic resto cum bookstore, cum kitchen store with up cycled everything. I just loved the hip ambience.perfect for an epic event|
|Serving my Dinakadakan and a short spiel.|
|My daughter Izzy and foodie friend Maxene... in the foreground are beers from Urban Chestnut who sponsored the beer pairing for the event.|
|My friend Gerome with the "special" in the menu: BALUT|