Nashville Scene writeup: Better Know a Chef

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Lumpia and other Filipino and Filipino-American foods popping up at the Nashville Farmers' Market and local festivals. It's difficult to describe Filipino food as anything other than Filipino, because the Philippines — a Southeast Asian country once colonized by the Spanish — is a melting pot of culture and influences from all over Asia, the South Pacific, Europe and the Americas. Former Seattleite chef Sophia Agtarap brings Filipino-American cuisine to Nashville via Ate's Filipino Kitchen, and adds her own flair as well, including Hawaiian and Mexican influences. "Ate" — pronounced "ah-teh" — means "older sister" in Filipino (the chef has two younger sisters). Let's better know Chef Agtarap:

Read on: http://www.nashvillescene.com/food-drink/bites/article/20856762/better-know-a-chef-sophia-agtarap-of-ates-filipino-kitchen

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