When the History Channel called our General Manager to ask if they could “film” at Zubuchon, I was understandably curious. I LOVE the History Channel, but wondered what possible link there could be to lechon… :) Just days before, a local television station called to say they were doing a special on favorite foods of “heroes” and wanted permission to use a Marketmanila.com recipe for dulce de santol, apparently a favorite of Jose Rizal’s… So I waited for more details from the producer/director at the History Channel. Turns out they were filming a segment of a show called Hidden Cities Extreme with Simon Yin, a Hong Kong comedian, as the host for their second season of the series. I haven’t seen this program before, but we agreed to the shoot anyway. :)
When the host, director, producer and crew arrived, they quickly set up for a VERY, VERY BRIEF shoot. I actually had a few short lines in the script, and was totally amused by it all. I hate film cameras and start to sweat as soon as they are turned on, but this was a rather harmless 10 minutes or so. The whole crew also dined on Zubuchon for lunch.
Not sure if and when the episode will air, or if Zubuchon/Marketman will make it into the program, but will post more details if I get them. Otherwise, mum’s the word on Marketman’s lines and the reason for the big blocks of ice… :)