Recently, American lifestyle expert, businesswoman, writer and TV personality Martha Stewart visited the Philippines to be the guest speaker at ANC’s Leadership Series on August 20 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel.

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She was welcomed by Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and Department of Tourism secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat. Stewart had a Filipino food experience at the National Museum of Natural History were they served authentic Filipino dishes such as Binakol na Manok, Inihaw na Apahap sa Dahon, Bistek Tagalog, prepared by the renowned chef Margarita Fores, 2016 Asia’s Best Female Chef.

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And to complete the Filipino style meal, a special crispy lechon prepared by Pepita’s Lechon was served, it is stuffed with foie gras, truffle rice, and adorned with gold leaf and flowers.

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After a quick tour around Manila’s historical landmark with Secretary Puyat and finishing her Manila commitments, Martha Stewart travelled to Pampanga and immense herself for more Filipino culture and the latter doesn’t mind getting all muddy as she plants rice in ankle-deep rice paddies, wearing a hat and shorts.

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On her Instagram post, she wrote: “Something I always wanted to do, plant rice! In Pampanga province, in the countryside two hours by car from Manila, we were hosted by Andy Alviz farmer and philanthropist. The whole town turned out to extol the importance of native rice for the local population. Thank you people of Pampanga!”

Martha Stewart is an American lifestyle expert, businesswoman, writer and TV personality. She founded the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia which encompasses a variety of business ventures including publishing, broadcasting, merchandising and e-commerce.

Via: Virtual Pinoy