Last week, the Washington Post ran a very interesting and informative profile on Feli Orinion, the executive housekeeper for Willkie Farr & Gallagher (a high-profile international law firm) in downtown Washington. In addition to no doubt running a tight ship at this law firm, Orinion is also one of D.C.’s finest in Filipino cookery–she is more than proficient in the exquisite art of lumpia making.
According to the article, written by Bonnie Benwick, Orinion can roll a few hundred lumpia at the drop of a hat. Benwick writes:
“Consequently, the Orinions have a reputation for showing up at
celebrations and school events with several platters in tow, and
friends of theirs have one delicious thing in common: A 20-pack of ‘Feli’s lumpia’ is in their freezers, ready to be finished in hot oil.”
Nothing’s better than a 20-pack of homemade lumpia in the freezer and at the ready, methinks. And luckily for all of us, the Washington Post article includes a recipe for “Feli’s Lumpia” as well as “Pancit with Chicken”.
If that isn’t enough lumpia goodness for you to swallow, the article also features a step-by-step photo gallery on “How to Make Lumpia” that includes some of Feli Orinion’s very useful tips and tricks.
So if you’re as much a lumpia fiend as I am, and if you want to learn how easy it is to stock your freezer with dozens and dozens of lumpia, then read Washington Cooks: Feli Orinion and her Philippine Specialties in the Washington Post.