Farm to Table celebrates 2 years of Travel adventures & food explorations

Saturday, February 18, 2023

It's true that the more you are having fun, the more you don't realize how time flies by that fast. This is exactly what the team of "Farm to Table" experience because they are now celebrating their second anniversary. This marks their remarkable journey of discovering sustainable locations and sharing a variety of healthy dishes by no less than Chef JR Royol.

Since this is a milestone for Farm to Table, the program will air four special episodes beginning February 19.

Chef JR will feature their ancestral home in Barlig, Mountain Province. Together with his wife, son and relatives, Chef JR will commemorate the traditions of their Igorot clan, exploring the strong farm-to-table culture of the Barlig communities.

Chef JR during the bloggers conference of Farm to Table. He also shared some of his memorable experience plus the challenges he encountered on producing one of a kind dishes in different remote places. 

Chef JR shares the challenges he encountered every shoot of Farm to Table

In this special episode, you will learn how to prepare tapuey, the Igorot traditional rice wine, and etag, the well-known delicacy in the Mountain Province that can be used in everyday cooking.

Chef JR and his family will also gather to prepare pinikpikan and perform the pattong, an Igorot expression of thanksgiving through gongs and dances.

Moreover, viewers will witness some of the best tourist spots in Barlig including the Karanag Falls and Lake Tufob. Chef JR will also give the audience a taste of Mountain Province’s coffee culture and a glimpse of the famous Lias Ponkan. Tune in as he incorporates these in unique dishes like coffee chocolate chicken, coffee-rub barbecue, and braised citrus duck.

The exciting trip will continue as the host dives into one of the nearby streams to catch local fish and prepare kachiw salad, chalet rice bowl, and amti chalet soup.

Lastly, the anniversary special acknowledges the most precious produce of Barlig, which is rice. Chef JR will take the audience on a quick tour of his family’s rice terraces in Al-long and share more about the heirloom rice variety called chor-chor-os.

Amid these appetizing food adventures, the host will meet various like-minded people with stories about their own farming journeys. It is indeed a meaningful experience to be surrounded by inspiring people, a relaxing environment, and hearty meals.

There are a lot more to expect from Farm to Table, like Bea Alonzo who will be guesting soon plus more celebrities and TikTok personalities as well. You will surely be even more hooked to tune in!

The anniversary special of Farm to Table airs beginning February 19, Sundays at 7 pm, on GMA Network’s GTV channel.

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