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Pampanga’s claim as the culinary capital of the Philippines

Another international validation for Pampanga’s claim as the culinary capital of the Philippines. A few years back, Anthony Bourdain described Pampanga’s sisig as “everything I love about food,” predicting that “sisig will win the hearts and minds of the world.” This was followed by The New York Times calling sisig “the greatest pork hash” and “arguably the greatest pork dish on earth.” Now Conde Nast, the global media company that’s home to iconic brands like Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, has singled out Pampanga as one of 13 Unsung Food Destinations of the World, citing not just sisig but also other Kapampangan dishes like morcon, tocino and even the much-maligned buro, plus the desserts turrones de casoy and sanikulas. Take a bow, Atsing Lillian, Everybody’s Cafe, Aling Lucing and all the other restaurant chefs and carinderia cooks of Pampanga!

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