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Filipino-American Chef Looks into Unique Culinary Practices Behind Bars

Staying inside a confined cell for days, months, or long years is not an easy situation to confront for inmates.

Staying inside a confined cell for days, months, or long years is not an easy situation to confront for inmates. The moment they enter prison, they are committed to complete their sentence and forget about what freedom means in this life as a form of consequence for their actions.

Prison Food

In 2018, the Philippines hit a congestion rate of 600 percent and a 701 percent increase in city jails resulting in the overwhelming population growth that has greatly contributed to the rising concern of sanitation, health, and food supply issues.

It is no doubt that one oTo learn more about how a kitchen works inside a prison, join Chef Johneric Concordia as he enters some of Asia’s most notorious prisons and try out what it’s like to cook behind bars. Premiering on Tuesday, 25 June 2019, at 7:20 PM on Discovery Channel, Prison Food will chronicle Chef Johneric Concordia as he explores the unfamiliar prisons and cooks with inmates using a limited supply to bring a different spice inside the cells.f the major concerns among prisoners is whether supplies are properly provided by the food system. However, not many people have witnessed firsthand how these inmates actually try to produce food, such as running the kitchen themselves.

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To get a glimpse of how food is served in prison, join Filipino-American Chef Johneric Concordia as he opens the doors of hardened criminals’ homes and takes an exclusive culinary tour in Iwahig Prison located in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. It is there that he discovers a one-of-a-kind culinary custom developed by the inmates.



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