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.