File Size: 5766 KB
Print Length: 122 pages
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; Hardcover with Jacket edition (July 10, 2012)
Publication Date: July 10, 2012
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As a Filipino, I'm amazed and delighted by the cultural accuracy of this book. I chuckle to myself every time I crack this book open. For instance, for the "vegetables" chapter, the author openly admits that "Filipinos are not known for their consumption of vegetable-only dishes". I've had this problem every time I'm invited to a "cultural potluck" and someone in the group is vegetarian -- it just doesn't work! Even Pinakbet, the quintessential vegetable dish of the Philippines, is flavored with bagoong (shrimp paste). I usually end up just making a dessert.Here's another one: "Pulburon cookies... have become popular pasalubong (gifts or souvenir items) purchased by people who visit the Philippines for friends back home". I thought this was just a thing within my family!As for the recipes, they are extremely accurate as well. The Kare-Kare (oxtail stew) calls for regular old sweet peanut butter, not that "all natural" stuff. It also doesn't make you grind the peanuts yourself. It presents each recipe just as a REAL Filipino would cook it, not some "gourmet" permutation.I highly recommend this book not only as a cookbook, but also as a cultural guide to Filipino cuisine.
I bought this book because it features some Kapamangan recipes. I know the Kapampangans are well-known in the Philippines for their fine cuisine.I have tried some desert recipes and they were so yummy (especially Leche Flan and yemas my personal favorites) and my friends loved them too. I will update this review once I have tried other recipes in this book. I can't wait to try adobo...The book is glossy shiny good quality print, with mouthwatering photographs!
There are about 3 recipes in this book that I love and they have become a part of our regular monthly dinner menu, If I liked seafood i think that I would have many more favorites. Pictures are great, easy to understand instructions and the measurements are written for an American audience (meat in pounds instead of Kilos, cups not grams…) Glad I got it.
I've looked at Filipino cookbooks before and this one has a great lay-out that makes learning how to make Filipino food easy and fun. Great explanation of things to know before starting to cook. Pictures are great.
I bought this book to expand my usual repertoire of Filipino dishes. The recipes I have tried have gotten rave reviews especially during potlucks. The only recipe I had a problem with was in making the salted eggs, I still have to try doing it again before i completely give up. But aside from that, all the dishes we tried were tasty and the book even improved some of my old recipes. The pictures were gorgeous and instructions clear and helpful. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who is still on the fence whether to buy it or not.
Haven't made anything personally but the book is a great piece to have irregardless due to the quality of the material and the layout of the inside. Excellent pictures and education about the food and culture.
Recipes are easy to follow and delicious. You will love this book as long as you like Asian cuisine. You can also buy the ingredients easily at any Asian store.
My wife is from the Philippines and loves traditional dishes. Her family moved to the U.S. when she was young, but still remembers the food. Her mother could only remember a few recipies and they were horribly distorted. This book helped my wife and her family cook the food they remember. It was like old nastaglic memory lane, and I was the champion for providing the source (this book).
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