ARMM cook fest ends

The Mindanao Examiner Regional Newspaper - - News - (Bureau of Public Information)

COTABATO CITY – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao wrapped up its cooking competition held at the “Tawi-tawi Village” inside the ORG Compound in Cotabato City.

With the theme “Legacy of ARMM”, the contestants from the different provinces in ARMM, cooked a 7-dish meal for the judges. One of the competitors is a 16year old aspiring chef.

“Considering the transition we are facing, we are trying to send a message that we have this culture and competency that we are showcasing to everyone that even the young ones are still practicing the tradition,” said Rosalie Esturco, of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.

One of the judges, ARMM Chief of Staff Khal Mambuay-campong, said: “One way to know about the Bangsamoro is to have a taste of our food. Food is important for the survival of the culture and the community.”

She said Bangsamoro food is distinct because of its meticulous preparation, levels of spiciness or hotness.

ARMM cooking competition.

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