San Carlos City recognizes Salbaro as heritage delicacy

Posted by watchmen
May 16, 2022

The San Carlos City government in Negros Occidental through the Heritage for Culture and the Arts Council conducted Salbaro Making Exhibit as heritage delicacy on Friday, May 13, at the city’s People’s Park.

The activity was made in observance of the city’s month-long celebration of the National Heritage Month facilitated by San Carlos City Heritage for Culture and the Arts Council headed by Dr. Archilles Ponferrada.

Ponferrada said the activity featured the native bread Salbaro which is a food trademark of the city that has been enjoyed and sought by the locals and tourists. He added that this delicacy has been a city heirloom for more than a century making it a part of the culture and heritage.

Ponferrada hopes that the exhibit will encourage business-minded locals to continue to make this kind of bread which is traditionally cooked since there are still who love to eat this native delicacy especially when paired with coffee.

Engr. Magnolia Antonio, City Planning and Development Coordinator, in lieu of Mayor Renato Gustilo thanked Ponferrada for making the celebration of the national heritage month into a reality, adding that it will not only give joyous activities but will help preserve and conserve the local heritage.

Antonio shared that Salbaro has been the locals’ favorite and hoped that the cooks will continue to make this kind of food since new generation locals and tourists are now giving attention to this bread.

Local cooks Almalyn Ohagan, Catherine Ohagan and Jane Rebaja demonstrated the traditional making of Salbaro to the staff of Tourism Office, People’s Park Management Office, City Environment Management Office, and City Planning & Development Coordinator’s Office./WDJ

A Salbaro Making Exhibit was held on Friday, May 13, 2022, at the People’s Park in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. (San Carlos City PIO photo)

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