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Filipino Cuisine: Recipes from the Islands (Red Crane Cookbook Series) Hardcover – May 1, 1997


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  • Series: Red Crane Cookbook Series
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Red Crane Books (May 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1878610635
  • ISBN-13: 978-1878610638
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 8.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,066,284 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This cook book taught me how to cook, and in my opinion is worth every penny!
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This book has inspired me to cook Filipino food now.
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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By B. Cheng on October 7, 2002
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Here in the US, Philippine cuisine is most often summarized by the following: lumpiang shanghai, lechon (manok), pork barbeque, pancit, sinigang and adobo. If you can cook the above, consider yourself an experienced Pinoy chef; this book, fortunately, blows this notion out of the water.
The book reveals a cuisine that is the amalgamation of history and geography; it features a multipage discussion on how Filipino cuisine can be subdivided into regional specialties, each with its own historical influences; it provides a grouping of dishes by genre (how many Filipino cookbooks describe the various meat and seafood ginataan variations while smartly leaving the dessert ginataan for later?); it compares and contrasts dishes with similar ones from other parts of the Philippines. From reading the book, one gets a glimpse of just how diverse Filipino cooking really is, each major region in the archipelago of 7100 islands, large and small, developing a unique taste that warrants its own recipe book.
Accurate/appropriate English translations for many of the recipe names help make the recipes seem less exotic and unapproachable while the clear instructions guide the novice through even some of the more intricate dishes.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 29, 1999
What a pleasure it was to have come across this gem of a book. No longer will I need to suffer the generalisation of Filipino cuisine to "lumpia" and "adobo." This volume brings the wonderful flavors and aromas of real Filipino cooking to the general public. Perhaps we will begin to see a revolution in the fickle American palate and celebrate the one of the world's first true fusion cuisines; where else can one taste the influences of India, China, Mexico, Spain, America, and Malaysia integrated seemlessly with indigenous flavors and ingredients. So, whether you simply wish to read the book and imagine the unctuous recipes already prepared or, if you prefer as I do, put into practice what Mr. Gelle has carefully layed out, none of the dishes will disappoint.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 8, 1999
As a first generation Filipino, I have collected several cookbooks on Filipino cuisine and this by far is the best, in the format, recipes and background info on origination and regional histories. Very thorough, informative. I highly recommend it!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A. Duvall on September 9, 2004
I was a bit skeptical in buying this book since it was a hardcover and it was the most expensive Filipino cookbook I own. I even have the majority of the more recent english version cookbooks that can be bought. I do admit, I have tried about 1/3 of the recipes in this book and I have not yet been disappointed. What I find intriguing is that sometimes the ingredients seem out of the ordinary or shouldn't be included - from past experience of people passing recipes. However, I have followed these recipes to the tee and have gotten rave reviews from my family and friends (non-filipinos) about the really good tasting fare I have made. This was really important to me as I am Filipino, but have never made good Filipino food. I can make Italian, Chinese and any north american fare, but good Filipino food was my down fall. Ever since moving to Dallas, I have craved good tasting filipino food, which is very hard to find - this was my saving grace! My book pages are so tattered from use and going back and forth on what I should make next. If you want to be successful - give this book a try - it is worth every penny spent!
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Erika Mitchell TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 29, 2001
This book gives an excellent introduction to Filipino food and cooking. The author has collected and tested hundreds of traditional recipes. While I'm no expert on the authenticity of these recipes, I can say that they are tasty and not too difficult to try at home. Some of the special features are adobo (vinegar and garlic sauce), coconut recipes, purple yam recipes, and pickles. While pork is a central ingredient in many of these recipes, it is also easily possible to put together a completely vegetarian menu using this book. Gelle includes a brief overview of Filipino food history and regional specialties at the beginning of the book, as well as a glossary of ingredients and index at the end.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By LEZEL AMES on January 18, 2002
I AM MARRIED INTO A CAUCASIAN FAMILY WITH GOOD APPETITES-ESPECIALLY MY HUSBAND. SADLY, MY MOTHER NEVER TAUGHT ME THE ART OF FILIPINO COOKING (AS SO COMMONLY DONE), BUT I FOUND MY SALVATION IN THIS VERY BOOK.
IT GIVES A BRIEF HISTORY ON THE DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE PHILLIPPINES AND THE DIVERSITY OF THE PEOPLE, HOW A CERTAIN DISH CAN VARY FROM REGION TO REGION AND THE DIFFERENT TASTES INVOVLED TO TEMPT YOUR PALATE.
ASIAN COOKING IS AT IT'S BEST AND GELLE KNOWS HIS STUFF! IF YOU NEVER COOKED FILIPINO STYLE BEFORE AND ARE LOOKING FOR A CHANGE IN YOUR MONOTONOUS COOKING,OR YOU ARE FILIPINO AND FELL INTO MY CATAGORY OF "COOKING NEGLECT" TRY THIS BOOK OUT. THE STEPS ARE EASY TO READ AND FOLLOW. INGREDIENTS ARE EASILY ATTAINABLE MAKING COOKING A JOY THROUGH EXPERIMENTING AND INDIVIDUALITY.
THIS IS "THE" BIBLE OF FILIPINO COOKING.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By mcpt777 on October 6, 2002
i grew up in the philippines and presently lives in the USA. unfortunately, i never took time to learn how to cook -- until i moved where nobody else can cook for me. i tried so many cookbooks but to my dismay, they never tasted the way i hoped they would be. i bumped into this book and was so amazed at how easy it was to cook while getting the results i wanted. i strongly recommend this to anyone who would like to learn how to cook filipino dishes -- or simply just to learn how to cook.
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