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Pinoy food is going to be "the next big thing," says Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern
In his TODAY.com interview, Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods, said: "I predict, two years from now, Filipino food will be what we will have been talking about for six months … I think that’s going to be the next big thing."
Published on: Jun 14, 2012 - 11:00am

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In his TODAY.com interview, Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods, said: "I predict, two years from now, Filipino food will be what we will have been talking about for six months … I think that's going to be the next big thing." He then added, "I want to go on record—this is not something that’s hot now somewhere and will get hot everywhere else. It's just starting. I think it’s going to take another year and a half to get up to critical mass."

 

TODAY.com likewise emphasized that while "Filipino food isn’t on the radar of mainstream America" yet, Zimmern thinks it's going to change. He said, “San Diego is now a big enough ethnic population of Filipinos that chefs are going there and seeing stuff. I think it’ll creep up into Los Angeles and from there go around the rest of the (U.S.)."

 

In an InterAksyon.com article discussing Zimmerman's preidtion, it was noted that he had, in fact, gone to the Philippines in the first season of Bizarre Foods.

 

For more on this story, log on to TODAY.com and InterAksyon.com.

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14 Comments
  • Chef Superior
    Iyang mga regional cuisine natin eh dapat ma preserved for future generations, dahil ang trend sa mundo ngayon eh HOMOGENIZATION ng pagkain as exemplified ng mga Fast Food Franchises!
    Jun 18 2012 @ 01:04pm     Reply  
  • Mark
    @usisero, tambay at Pilipino

    Kayo uli ha. Nahuli na ba ako sa pag comment. Nice to see you all at the same feed.
    Sama ako sa inyo, totoo ba iyan?
    Jun 18 2012 @ 12:16pm     Reply  
  • ?
    who cares what some tv guy says....
    Jun 17 2012 @ 04:18pm     Reply  
  • ***usisero***
    @tambay sa kanto,
    hoy! tambay, hindi husband ni filipina ako si Pilipino, kasi dapat alam ko iyon dahil ako ang usisero dito diba? Posible ba iyon? Baka si Mark nga.
    @filipina ako,
    Sama din ako sa eat pray and love na version mo ha, miss you na.
    Jun 17 2012 @ 03:50pm     Reply   Hide replies
    • Pilipino
      Pinoy food is still the best for me, kahit san ako makarating pa, this will be my number 1 chose for life, lalo na ang mga gulay at dessert dito, Kahit sa Mexico at sa India di mapantayan ang mga lasa ng pagkain at spices na nilalagay natin sa pagkain. Mas hindi healthy ang mga pagkain sa US, akala nyo lang healthy iyon pero mas maganda ang ating authentic na pagkain. We actually do not need those seasoning kung kumpleto ang spices kaya healthy. At kung oil naman ang problema mo, you have a choice, you may use coconut or vegetable oil or foods with less oil.

      @usisero
      @tambay sa kanto,

      Sana nga ako na lang, hehe! Huwag kayo mag alala, magkamukha naman name namin diba?
      Kung sasama kayo kay filipina ako, sasama din ako at sigurado iyon kahit mag leave ako sa work kahit walang pay. May prinsipyo ako na namana sa lola ko, sabi nya ang problema sa pera pinaka madali solusyunan, kaysa may pagkakataon ka makasama mga taong importante sa iyo at magsisi ka dahil ang mabuhay ng may pagsisisi ay pinaka mabigat dahil dala mo ito hanggang sa hukay, hehe! Ang galing ng lola ko, kaya ako, hindi ko intindi ang pera at hindi ako nawawalan nun, kasi alam ko gamitin iyon at may prinsipyo ako.
      Jun 18 2012 @ 11:19am     Reply  
  • tambay sa kanto
    @filipina ako,
    You are right, no short cuts to preparing good food. Sama ako sa eat, pray and lover version mo. Puede? Kahit dun lang sa eat and love phase, hehehe!
    Alam mo, sana lagi ka sa spot, ilang days ka din nawala sa mga comments, ma-miss kita lagi. Puede na ako pumalit kay Pilipino, hahaha! Tanong lang, husband mo ba si Pilipino? hehehe Lagi kasi sya nandun sa feed na pinupuntahan mo at lagi kausap ka. nag uusisa lang naman.
    Jun 16 2012 @ 08:55pm     Reply  
  • filipina ako
    The authentic filipino foods can't be found in the city. Genuine is right. What you can taste is just a version of some filipino foods and delicacies of the provinces. It is always nice to visit the place where it originates. The love and passion and the "no short cuts" to cooking the food make it so delicious. I always thought I can make my own version of the Eat, Pray and Love here in this very country. Ilocos will host the Eat portion because of their nicely done foods and it can be found even in the streets. some people say that in the Philippines, you will actually not go hungry because you can see a lot of street vendors everywhere. Nice :-)
    Jun 16 2012 @ 12:20pm     Reply  
  • Mark
    Masarap talaga ang filipino foods. Nothing will beat that.
    Jun 16 2012 @ 11:59am     Reply  
  • Genuine
    The Ilocano fares of dinengdeng and sinanglaw are my favorites. And tinola done with native chicken, just the way Rizal's mum would have it, is quite a delight. And of course, that cult classic; PINIKPIKAN. Even the smug Anthony Bourdain would put his thumbs up on those dishes. We're not so bad when it comes to food, you just have to know where the authentic fares are. Many times, it's not in this city.
    Jun 16 2012 @ 04:17am     Reply  
  • autumn
    excited!!!!
    Jun 15 2012 @ 10:33pm     Reply  
  • cynical balikbayan
    Pinoy food tastes great but it's so unhealthy. some dishes have very oily sauces, while others are deep fried. if you're health conscious you shouldn't devour them all the time
    Jun 15 2012 @ 09:27am     Reply  
  • Says Who?
    ummm... no it won't
    Jun 15 2012 @ 07:50am     Reply  
  • kororo
    Malapit na nga talaga ang panahon ng pagkaing Pilipino. Makikita niyo, babaliktad na ang mundo at matutuwa ang mga sikmura niyo.
    Jun 14 2012 @ 11:12pm     Reply  
  • peachy
    ilove your show, andrew! thanks for the thumbs up!
    Jun 14 2012 @ 08:32pm     Reply  
  • andrew
    buravooo!!
    Jun 14 2012 @ 05:53pm     Reply  
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