Date of Issue : 11 May 2014
Here is a block of 4 beautiful stamps from Philippines Post issued on Culinary Icon of Philippines, Teresita “Mama Sita” Reyes. She introduced flavors of Philippines to the world. It is a wonderful set for those collecting stamps on Cuisine and Gastronomy themes.
Philippine Postal Corporation issued stamps featuring Teresita “Mama Sita” Reyes. Teresita “Mama Sita” was born in Manila on May 11, 1917. She was the eldest daughter of the founder of Aristocrat Restaurant. Mama Sita grew up in a social milieu of Divisoria- Navotas and larger culture along Manila Bay. Being the eldest among 12 Siblings, expanded with orphaned cousins, Mama Sita took the chores of marketing and cooking with her mother. With Mama Sita’s children having grown-up, she regularly traveled to the far reaches of the world to learn and savor its various cuisines.
She concluded that indeed Filipino food can stand out among the best. Thus, arose Mama Sita’s vision of bringing the flavors of the Philippine Island to the World and fulfilled through Mama Sita’s mixes and sauces. The rest is history. Mama Sita Reyes is now a culinary icon, a simple Filipina, Kababayan, Ina at Kusinera.
New Special Cover
A special cover was released at the inauguration of Srinagar Philatelic Bureau on 5 march 2014.
: Sreejesh Krishnan - Trivandrum