Filipino Tears for the Power of Onion in the Philippines
The Philippines is known for its vibrant culture, beautiful scenery and tasty cuisine. However, while many are familiar with the delicious flavors of Filipino cooking, few understand the complexity and resilience behind it. Barok and Takya Bisaya Podcast episode “Filipino Tears for the Power of Onion in the Philippines” uncovered an interesting phenomenon – why onion price has become so expensive yet remains an integral part of Filipino cooking. Through their journey to understand why onions are so crucial to Filipinos, they have revealed how this humble ingredient can stir up memories and emotions, even when onion prices are high. Listen to Barok and Takya as they explore the power of onion, and learn why Filipinos tear and remain resilient despite challenging times.
The Price of Onions
In their Filipino Bisaya podcast episode, Barok and Takya discussed how onions have become increasingly expensive over the past few months due to poor harvests, market forces and natural disasters in significant farms in the Philippines. The result? Filipinos now pay triple or even quadrupled the price for onions compared to before these disasters occurred. Yet, despite this high cost, Filipinos continue to use onion as a critical ingredient in their cooking because of its powerful flavor profile and ability to bring out other ingredients’ taste.
The Power Of Our Culture
Despite these hardships, it is remarkable how Filipinos have managed to stay connected with their culture through food. In spite of rising onion prices, Filipinos are still finding ways to make delicious meals with whatever ingredients they can get at affordable prices. Barok and Takya remind us that even in hard times, we can come together to enjoy a meal full of love and emotion. We should recognize this strength and ingenuity as a testament to our culture’s ability to persevere through difficult times!
Resilience During Hard Times
Barok and Takya also remind us that resilience is essential during challenging times like these. Many Filipinos have found creative solutions so that they can continue enjoying meals with friends and family without breaking the bank. From using alternative ingredients like shallots instead of onions or making spring onion dishes—Filipino cooks prove time and time again that they are capable of overcoming any obstacle in order to provide meals full of flavor, love, and emotion!
Barok and Takya’s episode has opened our eyes to why onion is so costly right now and to how resilient Filipinos are when faced with challenges—especially when it comes to mealtime! They remind us that even when things seem harsh, we can still find joy in cooking delicious dishes with whatever ingredients we have available, stirring up memories along the way! We should be grateful for our culture’s ability to persevere through hard times—it is truly inspiring!
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