Food and Memories: Historical Cookbook

Christmas and New Year’s have passed and most of you have indulged in your favorite dishes and shared family stories. Such experiences are representative of what it means to be Filipino American and we invite you to share those stories and recipes in the Greater Seattle FANHS Chapter historical cookbook.

To submit a story and recipe, fill out our survey.

Please share the flyer with your family, friends, and community! We are looking for all sorts of recipes from different generations. Most importantly, we are looking for the stories that made those meals so important to you.



Salute to Filipino Veterans: a memorable event

The Greater Seattle FANHS Chapter, Greater South Puget Sound FANHS Chapter, University of Washington FASA, Philippine Scouts Heritage Society (Capt. Jose Calugas Sr. Chapter), and the Filipino Community Alliance (FCA) sponsored an event on November 1st to honor Filipino Veterans.

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The “Salute to Filipino Veterans” event was both memorable and inspiring, highlighting the long history and continuing tradition of Filipinos serving in the American military. We salute active military members and veterans for their strength, courage, and sacrifice.


October and November 2014 events and projects

At our October 11th meeting, members had a chance to discuss, plan, and sign up for multiple projects. And you can be involved too.

FANHS National Volunteer Training, October 25, 10am to 12pm. National Pinoy Archives, 810 18th Ave #100, Seattle, WA 98122
Are you looking for an opportunity to learn Filipino American history? Do you want to take part in an effort to preserve Filipino American history? Are you a student looking for volunteer hours? Become a National Pinoy Archives (NPA) volunteer! The training is open to both members and non-members. For information contact

Filipino Veterans Event and Forgotten Soldiers documentary, November 1, 2014. University of Washington Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, 3931 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105.

Sponsored by FANHS Seattle and FANHS Tacoma. The event will feature the documentary, Forgotten Soldiers, a “story of a group of elite US Army soldiers who fought America’s first major ground battle of the Second World War.” The elite force is the United States Army’s Philippine Scouts. More details to come.

Historical Cookbook Call for Recipes and Stories. Some of our most memorable experiences are related to the scent and taste of that one favorite family dish. FANHS Seattle would like to share those memories and recipes in our 2015 historical cookbook. Do you have a recipe of significance to your family? What is the story or memory associated with that recipe? Is it an old family recipe from the Philippines that was adapted to the ingredients available to the greater Seattle area? Or was it a recipe your family gave a Filipino twist? To submit your recipe and story, fill out our online form.

FANHS Seattle Ongoing Call for Writers. We are looking for your stories. The website is open to any form of writing or media content related to Filipino Americans. Don’t know what to write, here are some questions to get you started. Was there a document, item, or artifact in the National Pinoy Archives that was interesting or meaningful to you? Do you remember an experience that affected you or your community? In your opinion, what are 3-5 points, places, or people of Filipino American History that you feel are essential to know? If you are interested in contributing, email Devin at

Greater Seattle FANHS chapter meeting: Saturday, October 11. 9:30am to 11:30am

Happy Filipino American History Month! Please go to the FANHS National web page for more information.

For more details about Seattle events, check out the International Examiner schedule of Filipino American History Month events.

Greater Seattle FANHS chapter meeting: Saturday, October 11

There will be a coffee hour/potluck time as usual at 9:30am and then the meeting is set for 10:00am – 11:30am, in the National Pinoy Archives basement at 810 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122.

There are lots of interesting plans for October events (such as the October 25 NPA Volunteer training with the FANHS National office) as well as chapter events and projects in the next 6 – 12 months. Come to the meeting and hear about these projects and more!

NEXT MEETING: November 8