Yana Gilbuena

Yana Gilbuena is a contributing writer at Serious Eats.
Location: Oakland, California
Education: University of the Philippines-Diliman
Expertise: Filipino Cuisine, Filipino Food History
  • Yana Gilbuena is a Phillipine-born chef focused on sharing her ancestral food and vibrant culture with the world. She started the SALO Series, kamayan pop-ups serving Filipino food across the Unites States and other countries.
  • She is a 2017 Stone Barns Exchange Fellow, a 2021 Real Food Real Stories Facilitator Fellow, and a 2021 Mae Writing Fellow.
  • Gilbuena has been published in The New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, National Geographic, and Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook. She published her own cookbook, No Forks Given, in 2019.


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