April and May are big months for Astig Vegan. I just recently held a cooking demo yesterday for Earth Day Celebration in San Francisco (pictured above) and I have four more lined up in the coming weeks. Each event is unique with its own audience and community. Public speaking doesn’t get old or easy for me. It’s like walking in to a lion’s den – one down, four more times to go! Seeing a friendly face in the crowd will feel wonderful so I hope you could make it to any of these events. I would love to see you there and celebrate vegan Filipino food!
Upcoming Astig Vegan Food Demo (April-May 2017):
April 26 – Wellness Series, Wednesday, 6-8pm. Opera Plaza community room. 601 Van Ness, San Francisco.
Enjoy the best and the latest in vegan lifestyle at your vegan salon in the heart of San Francisco. Fine food, pleasant socializing with like-minded people, relaxing table music and cutting-edge presentations. $15 for both dinner and demo (dinner provided by another vegan chef).
Hosted by SF Wellness Central. For more info: https://www.meetup.com/vegetarians/events/239300996
May 16 – JCCSF Foodways Series: San Francisco’s Filipino Food Movement, Tuesday, 6-9pm. Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St, San Francisco. ** SOLD OUT***
Join local chefs and experts as they trace Filipino cuisine from its native and colonized roots to the shores of California, from lola’s kitchen to San Francisco pop-ups. Through food and conversation, reflect on family histories and Filipino identity today. Cooks and educators RG Enriquez and Aileen Suzara will be in conversation with Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, an author and history professor at SFSU. The event features dishes from Astig Vegan and Sariwa as well as a special performance from LIKHA Pilipino Folk Ensemble. $18 for dinner, talk, and show.
May 18 – Oakland Veg Week, “Tasty Traditions Thursday”. Thursday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Uhuru House Akwaaba Hall, 7911 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland.
Join us for an engaging panel with some of Oakland’s established and up-and-coming vegan vendors of color. Explore the rich culinary traditions of a diverse range of vegan yums in the local vegan food community (Filipino, Cameroonian, Mexican, Louisiana soul food). Free admission and delicious food available for sale.
Malong Pendar from Taste of Africa
Antonio Magana from Flacos
Sealli Moyenda from Uhuru
RG Enriquez from Astig Vegan
Tamearra Dyson from Souley Vegan
May 20 -SoMa Pilipinas Fiesta 2017, Saturday, 11am – 4pm. Gene Friend Recreation Center, 270 6th St, San Francisco.
Please join us for the SoMa Pilipinas Barrio Fiesta 2017: Ang Tao, Ang Bayan, Ngayon ay Lumalaban! with a tribute to the late Russell Robles, one of the original founders of Barrio Fiesta. Live Cooking Demo by Astig Vegan. Free to the public.
Hosted by: SoMa Pilipinas. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/638395779693236
It’s truly an honor and pleasure to be invited to these events. The organizers could have easily went with someone else but they chose Astig Vegan and vegan Filipino food! I sure hope that the demand will only grow more from here and more and more people will discover that Filipino food can be vegan, healthy, and delicious without losing its soul.
I hope to see you soon! Kain na, let’s eat!