Analyn Campos-Bainbridge 2B
What is grown and harvest?
The most important crops that they grow/harvest in the Philippines are;
- Rice-Grown in moist and dry zones(Examples; Southern Tagalog , Central Luzon.)
- Maize(corn)-Grown in moist zones(Examples; Southern, Central and Northern Mindanao.)
- Coconut-Grown in Southern Tagalog, Bicol etc.
- Sugarcane-Western Visayas
- Banana- Mindanao
Native Customs and Beliefs Related to Food
- The food of the Filipino is simple. Rice is the chief food. Together with rice, fish or meat and vegetables are eaten.
- The Filipino is fond of eating pork, chicken, corn, fruits, and vegetables.
- One of the more popular foods of the Filipino on special occasions is lechon, a whole pig roasted over charcoal fire.
- Adobo is another popular dish which almost every Filipino can cook.
- Eating is done with the hands and for outdoor meals
- The Filipino cooks his food in clay pots over a clay stove (kalan) using wood to build a fire
- Christmas is the most celebrated holiday. The Christmas season extends through 6 January (Three Kings Day) and is a time of family reunions
- Bibingka is a popular dish in the Philippines that is composed of ground rice, sugar, coconut cream, placed in banana leaves and cooked in an oven.
- Puto Bumbong is another favorite dish during Christmas time
- Queso de Bola, also known as Edam cheese, is a yellow, round processed cheese wrapped with a coat of red paraffin wax.
- New Year’s celebrations are an extension of Christmas festivities, and Christmas decorations generally stay up until after the first week of January.
- Pancit (noodles) are cooked to signify long life, as are eggs signifying new life.
- Traditional dishes made from malagkit(sticky rice) like biko are prepared so good fortune will stick around throughout the year.
- The fruit that Filipinos most associate with the celebration of the new year and will rarely be without is imported ubas, purple grapes that are very round.