There are a number of celebrations planned around town for Tuesday’s Inauguration and in National City, the owner of a bakery is offering a unique way for San Diegans to honor President-elect Barack Obama.
Pandesal is the most popular bread in the Philippines, usually baked as a roll and can be eaten stuffed with chicken or sweet peas.
Filipino native and baker, Wilma Ventura said she did this to celebrate the first African-American President of the United States, and to honor our own diversity.
“Obama Pan de Sal -- we used under his name because it’s a healthy bread and we used 100% whole wheat flour,” said Ventura.
The dinner size rolls are sold, 15 pieces for just under three bucks.
When people asked her why Obama? She has a quick answer “This is our 44th President and the first African-American president. Also, for example, anyone who is Filipino, Mexican, that is a different color, or different skin… it’s a part of history,” she said.
On January 20, Ventura plans to witness history right in her bakery by hosting a celebration for her customers and friends at 9 a.m.
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