On today’s show What can we learn from our ancestors' diets? This month we’re talking with Dr. Ame Garong, head researcher of the Archeology Division at the National Museum of the Philippines. In 2013 Dr. Garong published a book called "Ancient Filipino Diet". It's the first study of Filipino food in pre-history - before colonizers or any foreign influence arrived in the Philippines - written to explore and understand the prehistoric diet of our ancestors. Dr. Garong shares her research with us, including stories about what it's like to literally dug for clues, how to thwart midnight thieves and the importance of getting locals involved with grassroots preservation efforts. Most importantly, we ask - how can this knowledge of what our ancestors ate influence our food choices today? How much of this lines up with what we really eat and how our food culture develops? SUBSCRIBE TO EXPLORING FILIPINO KITCHENS ON ITUNES AND SHARE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW!