I’m Sarahlynn Pablo. I’m a writer, some time poet, entrepreneur, pilgrim and part of the Filipino diaspora. I live in and love Chicago. My pronouns are she/her. I’m a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (2000), Northwestern University (2011), and recently the Feet In Two Worlds podcasting program (2017) and Voices Of Our Nations (2017). On social media, you can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
On this blog, I write about food and travel in Places to Explore. My writings on Filipino and Filipino American culture are collected under Pinoy is in the Heart. This work (specifically these posts on lugaw and Hurricane Yolanda) spawned Filipino Kitchen in 2014, which I run with my collaborator, photographer and organizer extraordinaire Natalia Roxas. At Filipino Kitchen, a food media and events group, we connect Filipino culture and history with our culinary heritage. My more recent writing is on that website, and we often speak about Filipino food and produce pop-up dining events including a great annual food & arts festival called Kultura. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
My first published work is a chapter about the Philippines for Street Food Around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture (ABC-CLIO, 2013), available on Amazon. Another publisher, Agate, purchased rights in 2017 to the book and repackaged it in paperback as Street Food: Everything You Need To Know About Open-Air Stands, Carts, And Food Trucks Across The Globe, available on Amazon.
Thanks to my twenties, I wrote about drinking in Chicago for the book, 101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die (St. Martin’s Press, 2014). Yes, that’s the real title, and it’s available on Amazon. Read the story about my favorite Chicago bar which unfortunately for these readers was cut from the book.
A photograph I first brought to the world on this blog has been memorialized in the memoir, Shakespeare and Company, Paris: A History of the Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart (2016).
Coming full circle, I wrote about the history of Filipino food in Chicago for the book, The Chicago Food Encyclopedia (University of Illinois, 2017), available on Amazon. Our food history follows the history of our people.
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All writing and photography are my own, unless attributed. That photo of me above was taken by Natalia Roxas in 2014.
I do not receive any compensation for what I blog about here, unless indicated. Sponsored posts are clearly marked. In July 2013, the Philippines’ Department of Tourism underwrote my participation in the Ambassadors’ Tour.
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