HEIRLOOM RECIPES. These are treasured family recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation. Tried and tested recipes whose rich, comforting flavors not only please the palate but warm the heart and soothe the soul. Much like these family heirloom recipes that five of today’s most respected and well-loved chefs are sharing with us in this recipe collection.
Our featured chefs for this collection are masters not only of their kitchens but of their craft as well. Myrna Segismundo , Glenda Barretto, Sandy Daza, Nancy Reyes-Lumen and Claude Tayag, who come from prominent families renowned for exquisite Filipino cooking. Here, we showcase dishes cooked by the generations that came before us, prepared by our parents and grandparents and served during unforgettable Sunday family lunches and special occasions.
What these dishes also have in common is that they allshowcase fresh table stock potatoes. What is not to love about potatoes? They are versatile and present in many dishes, whether for everyday meals or for special occasions. You cannot call it a poor man’s food because it is present in every dish, whether rich or poor, gourmet or simple. Whether it’s for a simple home dish or a fancy platter, potatoes have become everyman’s food.
For this U.S. Potato Heirloom Collection, we cooked these dishes with the fondest remembrance of our mothers and grandmothers—they who taught us how to prepare these dishes and continue to inspire us to share them with our loved ones and friends. We’ve had such a great time doing the dishes and enjoying them together afterwards as we shared stories about similar bonding moments with the greatest chefs of our young lives.
Be ready to be introduced to familiar but unusual dishes crafted with different kinds of fresh table stock potatoes and be surprised that there is a whole potato wonderland out there just waiting to be discovered. There’s such a wide selection of potatoes now, especially with the introduction of U.S. varieties in recent years, which can practically go into any Filipino dish, heirloom dishes included.
My Lola Mereng’s Adobo sa Beer by Chef Nancy Reyes-LumenGet the Recipe
My Mom Nena’s Kinulob by Chef Nancy Reyes-LumenGet the Recipe
Pescado con Escama de Patata by Chef Glenda BarrettoGet the Recipe
Croquetas De Jamon y Espinacas by Chef Glenda BarrettoGet the Recipe