These trailblazers and chefs are doing so much more than bringing our distinct Filipino flavors to the international food scene. They are setting the bar for how to live meaningful lives of service and that is what makes their stories truly remarkable.
Redwood City, Calif. (PRWEB) June 04, 2014
Cable channel, Lifestyle Network, launches the all new series, Spice to Life. The mini-documentary-style segments chronicle the rarely-told but extraordinary stories of Filipino American chefs and restaurateurs, whose techniques de cuisine and brilliance have put them on the map. The series is now available on the network.
In this colorful and stunning series, chefs and restaurateurs share their passion, not only through food but also through culture, people, and their communities, telling tales of how food led them to international fame. Their distinct palates, authenticity to flavor and commitment to philanthropy have allowed them to bring Filipino cuisine into the mainstream. They harvest. They create. They nourish life.
The series premiere opens with features on Lem Balagot, Rudy Janeo, Jr., and Danny Moran.
“These trailblazers and chefs are doing so much more than bringing our distinct Filipino flavors to the international food scene. They are setting the bar for how to live meaningful lives of service and that is what makes their stories truly remarkable,” said Olivia de Jesus, Managing Director for ABS-CBN North America.
Restaurant-owner Lem Balagot began introducing Filipino food to the sets of movie studios in Hollywood, using a fresh technique of cooking with ingredients that often went from farm to table. Having established the L.A. Rose Café, awarded and recognized as a gem of Los Angeles, he turned to food banks and churches to feed the hungry.
Off the famous Las Vegas strip, Chef Rudy Janeo, Jr. orchestrates the kitchen of the Michelin-rated Ventano Italian Seafood & Grill. The same love and passion he brings behind the stove led him back to his provincial hometown where he rebuilt a school and modernized educational access and equipment for children still living in poverty.
After purchasing a successful small gelato operation begun by Don Bosco priests in Manila, Danny Moran, made an international sensation by creating flavors that invoked adventurous tastes. Following his childhood love for soccer, he created a sports program for street children in Manila to keep them off the streets and embolden them with virtues of hard work, trust, and a team spirit.
Food may be their business, but philanthropy is the powerful ingredient to their lives.
Step into their kitchens that are inspiring global palettes. Hear their stories that are changing the world. For more information on Spice to Life and Lifestyle Network’s programming, visit http://www.lifestylenetwork.tv.
About Lifestyle Network:
Lifestyle Network is the newest channel launched by ABS-CBN International which was created almost 20 years ago to be of service to all Filipinos. With the launch of its flagship product, The Filipino Channel (TFC), the company became the first and most successful Filipino content distribution company in the U.S. The company offers telecommunication, retail, theatricals, money remittance and cargo services, online audio and video streaming, IPTV, On Demand, along with philanthropic support for Filipinos and the communities they now call home. Based in Redwood City, CA, ABS-CBN International is a subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corporation, the Philippines’ largest entertainment and broadcasting company, through ABS-CBN Corporation's wholly-owned subsidiary, ABS-CBN Global Hungary Kft. For more information, visit http://www.tfc-usa.com.
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