People cannot survive without foods because it is essential to human’s life. Foods can energize a person and help them to function well and be healthy.
In the Philippines food has a big part in the Philippines’ history. Philippines’ foods can tell what countries have been in the Philippines and who leave a big influence.
Even before the Spanish era Filipinos have already their own way of cooking their foods. They roast, boil and fry chicken, buffalo, cow, fish, other kinds of seafood and other animals that they think are edible.
THE INFLUENCE OF OTHER RACE IN PHILIPPINES’ FOODS
On the early years, exchange of goods for other goods or barter is already on going in the Philippines with the neighboring countries. Chinese used to barter in the Philippines, they offer china wares, porcelains and silk in exchange of Philippines’ spices but those are not the only thing that Chinese leave in the Philippines. They also influence Filipino to cook Chinese cuisine and they taught Filipino to cook with soy sauce, fish sauce and vinegar. Other countries also came to Philippines to exchange their goods and like the Chinese they also influence Filipinos with their cooking.
When the Spanish conquer the conquered the Philippines, they influenced Filipinos in many ways and that includes Spanish foods. Paella is famous as one food that Spanish taught to Filipinos. Spanish foods are mostly served during festivities because of its festive look and delicious taste.
When the Americans arrived in the Philippines, language is not the only big impact among Filipinos but also their foods. Filipinos was introduced to burgers, fries, ice cream and other American foods and up until now those foods are on the list of the Filipinos favorite foods.
Filipino loves to travel and mingle to different people and when they go to different places or found a new friend they practice all the things that they learned and that includes the way of cooking different foods.
The Philippines has many varieties of foods like Thai foods, Chinese foods, Korean foods, Japanese foods and others; American foods, Italian foods, Spanish foods, Mexican foods and many more.
THE GOOD THING ABOUT FOODS
Foods help us to be healthy and function well but aside from helping us to be healthy, Foods can also help us to socialize, it can bring people together like in a fiesta, party or just a simple picnic with the family and friends and food can also show compassion to other by giving foods to those needy or volunteering to feeding program. Foods can also tell the history of one place.