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Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory  features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.

Episode 95: Ano Ang Kakaiba Sa Pagkaing Pinoy?

Iris Abrigo and Portia Crisostomo are food scientists and the founders of The BK Podcast PH. They talk about the science behind the food that Filipinos love to eat, as well as the people behind these innovative products.

We talked about the unique paths they took as food technologists and scientists, what makes Filipino cuisine so special, what the BK Podcast is all about, their favorite stories about the history or science behind Filipino dishes, their other recent projects related to their field of expertise, and more.

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Listen to Ask Theory Episode 95 here:

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