Week 44: Food

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No trip is complete without food which adds another dimension to a person's cultural experience. After all, there is some truth to the saying, "You are what you eat."

Unlike some people, I was gifted with a strong stomach. I get to try almost anything without feeling sick of indigestion. (I must confess that I suffered from stomach aches after eating roasted beetles in Isabela in 2008. I ate seven; I was told the locals ate at most three. I couldn't help myself: the beetles were crunchy and juicy.)

I did some gastronomic exploration while in Bicol. Bicolano food is almost always spicy and is cooked in gata (coconut milk). I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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