Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Pinoy Pod 46

New cookbook celebrates Philippine cuisine, history and culture
What started out as a dare turned into a cookbook that no only celebrates authentic Philippine cuisine, but also commemorates Filipino history and culture.
This week on Pinoy Pod, the authors of "Memories of Philippine Kitchens,'' restaurateurs Romy Dorotan and Amy Besa, tell The Chronicle's Michelle Louie about how the book started when a friend lamented about a dearth of good Filipino cookbooks.

The husband and wife team included their own memories of Filipino cuisine, and did extensive research, both in academia and in everyday households.
They talk about how Filipinos have adapted and borrowed recipes from other countries and down through time made them their own. They also talk about how Filipinos are "obsessed'' with food.
Besa and Dorotan are no strangers to the food business -- their upscale Filipino restaurant Cendrillon in New York's SoHo district celebrates its 12th anniversary in August.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have this book, i bought it when i visited Cendrellion... and Romy signed it too... when i was reading it, naalala ko yung mga niluluto namin ng kami ay mga bata pa...

Thu May 17, 11:25:00 AM  

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