U.S. envoy celebrates Thanksgiving with disadvantaged kids

Published November 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

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By Roy Mabasa

United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim shared a Thanksgiving meal on Tuesday with culinary scholars of a non-governmental organization that provides care services to disadvantaged children and youth.

(US Embassy Photo)
(US Embassy Photo)

The 24 culinary scholars of Tuloy Foundation and their instructors at Enderun Colleges in Taguig City prepared the Thanksgiving meal inspired by the original recipes of Filipino-American White House executive chef Cristeta Pasia-Comerford.

The menu included Thyme Roasted U.S.Turkey with Giblet Gravy, Cranberry Calamansi Relish, Baked Boneless U.S. Ham, Mashed U.S. Potato with Quezo de Bola, Pumpkin Pie, and Pecan Pie.

Thanksgiving Day is an annual national holiday in the United States celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year. It is observed every fourth Thursday of November.

U.S. food and beverage importers Dane International Commodities Inc. and ESV International Corp. provided the turkey, pecans, and potatoes, while the U.S. Meat Export Federation supplied the ham.

Tuloy Foundation is the only residential care service institution in the Philippines that has its own school for its residents.

It was founded by Fr. Marciano ‘Rocky’ Evangelista of the Salesians of Don Bosco in 1993 with 10 lay volunteers committed to the cause of poor, abandoned, and homeless children.