To remember the most famous celebrant this September – Ferdinand Edralin “William Saunders”* & “Fred”** Marcos – and his declaration of Martial Law, I asked my hubby Alan to whip up some recipes since he’s a wizard in the kitchen.
Alan obliged and came up with five dishes.
I said “more”. And he came up with another one.
Here they are:
Famous recipes from Martial Law
Hot Manila – by Alan Robles
Recently, a Filipino cooking page on Facebook started spouting pro-Marcos gibberish and linked to the “top 10 establishments built under the Marcos regime.”
You’d think that by “establishments” a cooking page would mean “resto,” or “auberge” or even “carinderia,”, but no it turns out it means “buildings.” And the list isn’t even complete–it doesn’t mention the millions in sleazy kickbacks and commissions the Marcoses got for each project.
Anyway, what the FB page did is just plain WRONG. It’s wrong because if you’re a Filipino food recipe page, you shouldn’t talk about Martial Law’s construction projects: you should give examples of famous recipes from the dictatorship. Don’t know any of those recipes? Well, lucky for you, those who experienced Martial Law do. Here are a few.
Pinekeng Ambush ala Enrile
(one of Ferdinand Marcos’ personal favorites)
one car (driver optional)
1. Take the car. Separate it from Enrile until your Enrile is very far from the car.
2. Have car drive down the road.
3. Take the automatic weapon and shoot the car 500 times, peppering it well.
4. Serve hot.
5. Declare martial law.
To read the rest, please click on this link.
[NOTE: *William Saunders was the nom de guerre Marcos used for his secret Swiss bank accounts. **Fred was the name Marcos told actress Dovie Beams to call him by.]