Filipino chefs are cooking up a storm in the nation's capitol, including Cristeta Comerford, who is also the first female chef at the White house! Today, I learned about Feli Orinion. the executive housekeeper at Willkie Farr & Gallagher, an esteemed international law firm with offices in Washington, D.C. Chef Orinion can roll 200 to 300 lumpia at a time, according to Bonnie Benwick's story in the Washington Post Food section. Shazam -- that's a lot of rolling. The post included a how-to video on rolling lumpia, a must-have at practically everyFilipino event I've been invited to!
Also included in Benwick's piece was Marvin Gapultos, the man behind the Burnt Lumpia blog. Marvin was one of the first people to try out recipes from Asian Dumplings, making Shanghai lumpia skins from scratch to make lumpia. He detailed the process and his experience on Burnt Lumpia. And now, he got to tell a bit of his experience to a print reporter Benwick! Read Washington Cooks: Feli Orinion and her Philippine Specialties for lumpia techniques, tips, and Marvin's insights.
T o see homemade lumpia by Marvin and others, check out the Asian Dumplings Flickr pool.