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Memories of Philippine Kitchens

Memories of Philippine Kitchens

by Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan


From the owners behind the famous Purple Yam restaurant, this anecdotal cookbook revives the fading traditional techniques and dishes of the Philippines. Peek into kitchens where Filipino cuisine can be found hiding and discover the stories, flavors, and histories of this culture and its cooking.

from the publisher

With Memories of Philippine Kitchens Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan…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.…[T]he authors document popular classic dishes as well as regional specialties[,]…recipes culled from private Filipino kitchens and their own acclaimed menu[.]

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Original Publisher
Stewart, Tabori & Chang (Abrams)
Date of publication

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Gaitri Pagrach-Chandra

Food writer and author

Well-researched, well-written and beautifully photographed, this book is the best introduction to Filipino food.