Pinay chef Leah Eveleigh (pictured above) of Denver, Colorado emerged as the Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen” winner on Jan. 19, besting three other contenders with her offerings that were inspired by her Filipino roots — carne asada quesadilla with pineapple, chicken noodle soup with ginger and lemongrass, and fried anchovies.


Howard Gaceta Hoffman with his mother Marilou Gaceta Long.


The famous Talde, owned by Fil-Am chef Dale Talde in Park Slope, Brooklyn, N.Y., has put Philippine dishes in the New York culinary map.  (Bobby Doherty/New York Magazine)


Exterior of 555 Asian Supermarket on Tonnelle Avenue in Jersey City, N.J.

Phil-Am Food of Jersey City, N.J. will be featured Monday (Nov. 4) in the season premiere of Andrew Zimmern’s “Bizarre Foods America” at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on the Travel Channel.

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