Felice Prudente Sta. Maria’s Pigafetta’s Philippine Picnic Book Launching
National Historical Commission of the Philippines will release the first Quincentennial Publication of the National Quincentennial Committee on 13 April 2021 in Cebu City. Titled Pigafetta’s Philippine Picnic: Culinary Encounters During the First Circumnavigation, 1519-1522, the book is authored by food historian Felice Prudente Sta. Maria. It narrates the food journey of the first circumnavigators of the world, who carried enough provisions to last two years–but their voyage extended to three, with rotten food and putrid water left, coupled with mutiny, scurvy, and starvation.
500 years ago, our ancestors in the Visayas, Mindanao, and Palawan saved this Spanish expedition from starvation, dehydration, undernourishment, and death.
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Seeing this post? Curious what this is about? This 2021, we will commemorate the Philippine part in the achievement of science and humankind in circumnavigating the planet for the first time. Central in this commemoration is the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan on 27 April 2021. These and more are collectively known as the 2021 Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines by virtue of Executive Order No. 103 (2020). Know more about the event here:
About us [https://nqc.gov.ph/en/about]
Watch our promotional video [https://youtu.be/ptgU1ZUgFZc]
Listen to Quincentennial Soundtrack [https://spoti.fi/3nxWXPa]
Watch our lectures [https://portal.nqc.gov.ph/]
Quincentennial activities and materials here [https://bit.ly/3dHrnKF]