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German Family Tries Out The Casa San Pablo Native Cooking Tour


THEY HAD COME ALL THE WAY from Germany to visit their daughter/grand daughter, now based in the Philippines. And she was eager to show them her new world—the landscape of tropical Philippines, the odd charm of grassroots communities, and the friendly warmth she had come to love. Because Nadine Fund had been a guest at Casa San Pablo before, a trip back with her family was top of mind for her, plus the chance to take the Casa San Pablo Native Cooking Tour.

It turned out to be an ideal way for the family to get to know Filipino culture. Except for Nadine, they spoke no English, only German. But between innkeeper An Alcantara, who runs the cooking tour, and Nadine, who translated for them, the tour came alive and crossed over culture boundaries. The experience brought both families together—the Funds and the Alcantaras, with Vinya Alcantara, the San Pablo family matriarch, joining in on the fun and bonding with Nadine's grandmother.

They tasted every coconut product with gusto and enthusiastically shared about their own German parallel experiences of family-cooking and eating.

Thank you for choosing to take the Casa San Pablo Native Cooking Tour at San Pablo City, Laguna.

Innkeeper An Alcantara lectures on the history of coconut cooking and German guest Nadine translates for her family
A shot of lambanog -- coconut vodka -- to kick off the tasting tour.
Our native kusinero Edward shows Nadine how to prepare gate
The cooking tour broke down culture barriers and created a bond between the Fund family and the Alcantara family
A wonderful friendship blossoms between the innkeeper and our German guests