Prepared meals were a saving grace and anchor through my Filipino upbringing

InIn the 1940s, frozen food emerged from ambiguous and humble roots as prepared meals for the armed forces. Then, the meaning and function of frozen food took a complete turn during the 2000s when a Filipino-American family moved into a small, upper-unit apartment in Orange County, where the dad’s bike…

Samantha Mallari

Fil-Am screenwriter and producer with a mean roundhouse kick. Based in Los Angeles. Twitter: @TheSamMallari

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