Andrew Zimmern is one of the best and James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef and writer.
He is known as one of the most versatile and knowledgeable personalities in the chef world. As the creator, executive producer and host of the most famous TV food shows – Bizarre Foods franchise on Travel Channel and Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food, he has explored many cultures in more than 150 countries, promoting stunning ways to create and live with food.
He thinks that Filipino food getting more and more popular and it’s on way to becoming one of the biggest food trends in America.
‘’In America, people are obsessed over last three or four decades with appropriating foods of different ethnicities. Chinese food had its astonishing moment when was discovered regional Chinese cooking in the ‘70s and ‘80s.
People forget that in early 1970s Thai food and Japanese food were unknown to us, there were only 3 sushi bars in New York City.
Yep, only three. Think about that.
Now, you can eat sushi at gas stations in Middle America, sushi is everywhere. And all of that happened in the last 40 years. That is incredible’’ says, Andrew.
Filipino food for the last 5 years is just getting more and more popular. And why is that?
Andrew says because of the variety of the ingredients and European techniques that are found in that food.”
Also, their use of acidity, the quality of Filipino food has the best of the Asian cuisine and the best of the sort of what happens when really good Asian food, island Asian food brushes up against Spanish culture.” he says.
The Philippines were colonized by Spanish for almost 500 years. By that point, the influence is heartfelt.
Andrew thinks that people are going to get into pre-colonial foods, that everyone is in love with pre-colonial foods from Mexico right now. It’s a massive trend.