'Mama Sita' stamps included in US Postal Museum collection | Global News

‘Mama Sita’ stamps included in US Postal Museum collection

/ 01:27 PM August 17, 2016
Mr. Roberto Mercado (5th from left) hands over the commemorative Mama Sita stamps to Mr. Ted Wilson (6th from left) of the Collections Department of the National Postal Museum on 15 August 2016.

Mr. Roberto Mercado (5th from left) hands over the commemorative Mama Sita stamps to Mr. Ted Wilson (6th from left) of the Collections Department of the National Postal Museum on 15 August 2016.

Commemorative stamps of the late Teresita “Mama Sita” Reyes, Filipino culinary icon, have been included in the Smithsonian National Postal Museum.

A statement from the Philippine Embassy in Washington said a simple turnover ceremony, attended by embassy representatives, was held on Monday. The commemorative stamps were issued by the Philippine Postal Corporation to recognize Reyes’ influence on Philippine cuisine, in time for her birth centenary in 2017.

ADVERTISEMENT

Roberto Mercado, consultant and representative of the Mama Sita Foundation, which donated the commemorative items, said the stamps “signify the flavors that the Philippine cuisine offers as well as the country’s vision of sharing our biodiversity to the rest of the world.”

“We love to have it,” Ted Wilson of the Postal Museum’s Collections Department was quoted saying.

FEATURED STORIES

Mama Sita became an iconic figure in Philippine culinary arts for pioneering the use of special mixes and seasonings to enrich the flavor of Filipino food. CDG

Mr. Ted Wilson (right) shows Mr. Roberto Mercado the Philippine stamps that were on display at the Postal Museum’s William H. Gross Stamp Gallery.

Mr. Ted Wilson (right) shows Mr. Roberto Mercado the Philippine stamps that were on display at the Postal Museum’s William H. Gross Stamp Gallery.

RELATED STORIES

Mama Sita’s brings PH flavors to the world’s most prestigious food expo – The 2014 SIAL Paris

Photo exhibit pays tribute to Mama Sita, culinary pioneer

ADVERTISEMENT

 

Subscribe to our global nation newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: culinary icon, Mama Sita Foundation, Philippine cuisine, Philippine Postal Corporation, Smithsonian National Postal Museum, Stamps, Teresita “Mama Sita” Reyes
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our global news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2023 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.