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“Filloa” Cooking is committed to accessibility with a free workshop in sign language on Friday, February 16

The 41st “Filloa” Festival launches a new Filloa Cooking program, which will take place on February 14, 15, and 16 at the Lestedo social centre. “On this occasion, we are going one step further and are committed to offering activities suitable for different ages and groups. We want the Lestedo “Filloa” to be accessible to all people,” explains the spokesperson of the Cultural Association of “La Filloa,” Xosé Manuel Lobato.

To that end, a children’s day has been organized for Ash Wednesday. Then, after the success of last year’s event, the cooking show for celiacs will continue (with the collaboration of the Galician Association of Celiacs) on Thursday 15 at 7:00 p.m. “Filloa” Cooking will end with a very special activity aimed at deaf people (with the support of the Association of Deaf People of Santiago de Compostela), on Friday 16 at 7:00 p.m.

All proposals are free of charge, after registering using the forms available on the website Participants are limited and will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis.

The first of the activities, the “Filloeira” School, will present on February 14 at 5:00 p.m. a workshop on how to prepare Lestedo “Filloas” or boys and girls from 10 to 18 years old. “Our intention with this initiative is to teach the new generations the secrets of the production of our star product. This will feature the participation of chef José Manuel Mallón and two of our leading “filloeiras” (“filloa” cooks), who will display the art of amoado,” says Lobato.

Participation of chef Roberto Filgueira

The next day, chef Roberto Filgueira, from the O Balado restaurnat (with a Michelin green star and a Repsol sun), will lead a cooking show in which he will prepare dishes with gluten-free Lestedo “filloas.” He will be helped by chef José Manuel Mallón, who last year led the workshop on the preparation of recipes suitable for celiacs.

Also on the main day of the Lestedo “Filloa” Festival (February 18), and given the good reception last year, a space will be set up for the sale of gluten-free “Filloas.” Like last year, these products will be available in the Lestedo social centre.

Cooking Show in Sign Language

And as a new feature this year, there will be an Accessible “Filloa” day, with a workshop on the preparation of Lestedo “Filloas” and a cooking show that will be interpreted entirely in sign language. This activity, led by chef José Manuel Mallón, aims to “bring Lestedo “Filloa” closer to different groups and encourage them to integrate it into their preparations, since it is a very versatile product that can be savoured with both a savoury and sweet filling”, concludes the Association’s spokesperson.

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