Food of the Mind
THE Mind Museum hosted an affair of food finds for Mind Burst: Food for Thought on June 23. The interesting afternoon was filled with Foodialogues - interactive lectures and games on your "foodprint" - and talks such as "No Spoilers, Please!" with local foodie Nancy Lumen-Reyes, as well as "From Farm to Table" with Moveable Feast founder Jenny Pascual.
The Special Exhibition Hall was patterned after a weekend market set-up featuring vendors ranging from home kitchens, all-natural juices, locally made cheese, and organic produce. The carefully selected exhibitors also each had a claim to reducing their ecological footprint or "foodprint," as dubbed by the Mind Museum.
Taste test during Moveable Feast
Asia Tatler Dining Philippines tried the delicious drink, King Kong Apple Pie, from The Juice Barista, which creates its natural beverages from raw fruits and vegetables. The medley of water spinach, apple, and cinnamon was in a recyclable 250ml glass bottle. The Juice Barista also offers smoothies, even making a special concoction called "The Gourd of Luis" for a diabetic friend to enjoy the bitter gourd known as ampalaya with tastier flavours from apples, dalandan, and cucumber.
Healthy and eco-friendly, The Juice Barista
The Milea Orchard and Bee Farm brought in an army of bees along with their line of mineral make-up and baby products while Villa Soccorro Farm's barbecue-flavoured banana chips made for great take-home snacks. The Moveable Feast proved to be an interesting feature of the exhibition with the founder Jenny Pascual talking about the accessibility of the organic movement, learning about local produce, and the farmers.
Legendairy's carabao cream cheese
Legendairy from the Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm in Bulacan produced an appetising selection of carabao cream cheese that Tatler Dining will watch for. Its sister social enterprises Bayani Brew - local and natural iced teas - and The Golden Egg, first-grade coloured salted eggs - are expanding the reach of the Gawad Kalinga community's skill set. The local brand also offers fresh milk that would go well with the Theo and Philo Artisan Chocolates. Made from Davao-grown cacao and sugar from Bacolod, the chocolates come in interesting rich flavours like the Barako and Pili & Pinipig.
Theo and Philo's Dark Chocolate
Real Girl, Toy Kitchen's Johanna Garcia brought a filling line-up of her homemade soups, slow-cooked stews, sauces, and dips. The enthusiastic foodie works with local suppliers to fuel her kitchen experimentations, some of the products being a delicious roasted tomato soup and basil pesto sauce for pasta or chopped chicken. EchoStore staple, Ministry of Mushrooms, which cultivates high-quality mushrooms from its farm in Lipa City, also participated with its button, shiitake, milky, and oyster varieties.
Real Girl, Toy Kitchen's pesto basil
The Mind Museum's visitors left with satisfied cravings and big thoughts on the local food industry. No doubt its patrons have built an appetite for these Mind Bursts!
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