Memories of Philippine Kitchens

November 1, 2006|
Memories of Philippine Kitchens by Amy Besa
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"[Cendrillon is] daring, different and a sure remedy for the malady, too widespread these days, of dining dij vu."-Frank Bruni, the New York Times
The essence of Filipino food has always remained somewhat secluded in the family kitchens of Filipino homes, passed down through the generations, melding native traditions with those of Chinese, Spanish, and American cuisines. With "Memories of Philippine Kitchens" Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan, owners and chef at Soho''s popular Cendrillon restaurant, present a fascinating look at Filipino cuisine and culture. They have spent years tracing the traditions of the food of the Philippines, and here they share the results of that research. From Lumpia, Pancit, and Kinilaw to Adobo and Lehon (the art of the well-roasted pig), the authors document dishes and culinary techniques that are rapidly disappearing and in some cases unknown to Filipinos whether in the Philippines or abroad.
In addition to offering more than 100 unique recipes culled from private Filipino kitchens and their own acclaimed menu, Besa and Dorotan vividly document the role of food in Filipino society, both old and new. Filled with hundreds of sumptuous photographs by the esteemed Filipino photographer Neal Oshima and colorful stories of food memories from the authors and other notable local cooks, the book is a joy to peruse both in and out of the kitchen.
Both Philippines natives, Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan own and operate Cendrillon, a popular restaurant they opened in New York in 1995, where Dorotan is the highly acclaimed chef. Neal Oshima is the principal photographer of more than two dozen books on Philippine and Asian culture, seven of which have won Philippine National Book Awards...
Title:Memories of Philippine Kitchens
Product dimensions:232 pages, 10.38 X 9.38 X 1.25 in
Shipping dimensions:232 pages, 10.38 X 9.38 X 1.25 in
Published:November 1, 2006
Publisher:Harry N. Abrams
Appropriate for ages:13
ISBN - 13:9781584794516

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