The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in Bicol joins the celebration of the National Arts Month this February bringing out the region’s best of culinary arts.
The culinary arts exhibit of innovation in native cuisine or dishes is held in connection to the month-long celebration of the arts month and Bicol Arts Festival 2010, hosted by the city government here, with the theme “Ang Kabikolan Mayaman sa Arte at Kultura”.
The culinary arts features 11 TESDA accredited schools from the six provinces in Bicol region.
Camarines Sur Institute of Fisheries and Marines Sciences showcased Sauid specialty; Masbate School of Fisheries with its cheese cakes; Bulusan National Vocational and Technical School prepared bungkang na patis; Sorsogon National Agricultural School cooked cassava roll with buklog; Cabugao School of Handicraft and Cottage Industries and San Francisco Institute of Science and Technology of Malilipot, Albay prided their food for the gods or linutuang balat ng baka, respectively; La Consolacion Collegein Daet, Camarines Norte offered pili-pina cake; Universidad de Sta. Isabel of Naga City with duck meat-corn meal or stick rice/kalamay with caramel sauce; and Philippine Women’s University of Daet with the masira-mun/bangus.
The event was also participated in by TESDA provincial directors Al Aryola of Camarines Sur, Hedy Marin of Camarines Norte and Rudy Benemerito of TESDA Sorsgoon.
After cooking presentation specialties were distributed for the audiences for free.