𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝗳 𝗜 𝘁𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺 𝘆𝗼𝘂?
Let me share with you a true story Hanna of MushAwaited told me.
Some weeks ago, when Hanna and I were merely kapit-merchants, she bought a box of 𝗬𝗲𝗺𝗮 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗣𝗶𝗹𝗶 𝗖𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘆 𝗧𝘂𝗿𝗼𝗻.
She told me that her partner loved it considering he is not a fan of turon.
From viewing turon as merely ‘basic’ into experiencing it in an elevated form as the Candy Turon, it made him appreciate this Pinoy favorite.
From feeling ‘meh’ about classic Pinoy favorites to seeing it in a different light, is this the transformation I’m talking about?
Yes, but just a part of it.
It is because of the Candy Turon that from just an acquaintance, Hanna is now a warm, lovely face I look forward to seeing every market day.
It is because of the Yema with Pili Spread that from being just a candy most of us grew to know, I get to talk a bit about being a Bicolana, champion the Pili nuts, and revisit my connection to local ingredients.
𝙎𝙤 𝙮𝙚𝙨, 𝙛𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙨𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙢 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙧𝙚𝙡𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙥𝙨, 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙗𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙛𝙨.
How about you, how has food helped you transform any aspect in your life?