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"In the current jumble of pan-Asian and Nuevo-Latino fusion, Aranas's sensible, solid home cooking stands out."—Food & Wine
"For those who know squat about Filipino food (which would be most of us), this book is perfect; it not only provides a ton of great recipes, but it also has a snooze-free intro on the evolution of Filipino cuisine and a cool "buying guide" that demystifies ingredients with descriptions and photos."—Time Out Chicago
"People will recognize the ingredients and flavors. Like taco Tuesdays and spaghetti on Wednesdays, you could have Adobo Thursdays. Think of it as an exotic but familiar twist on moms ' menus everywhere."—East West
"Filipino recipes easily can be a part of our everyday repertoires. Like taco Tuesdays and spaghetti on Wednesdays, you could have Adobo Thursdays. Think of it as an exotic but familiar twist on moms' menus everywhere."—Jennifer Aranas
Jennifer Aranas was the chef and owner of the nationally acclaimed Rambutan Restaurant, Chicago's first fine-dining Filipino eatery. She sold the restaurant in 2002 to focus on her food writing and teaching cooking classes.
good book if you are looking to add some new dishes to the menu, make some traditional dishes for parties, Potlucks or other events.Published 8 months ago by General Warthog
great twists on some old favorites as well as history and cultural lesson of the philippines as well as shopping tips for ingredientsPublished on August 5, 2013 by Charles Nagle Jr.
This book will provide for different meals and new ideas. I bought it for my partner but I did check it out. Lots of pictures-If you like to eat-buy it.Published on July 15, 2013 by Richard Saltzburg
I received this book in the time expected and had no issues with it. It is as it protrays itself. I have a lot of Filipino friends and am looking forward to being able to impress... Read morePublished on May 21, 2013 by Munchk
May work for some but I was looking more for traditional meets americanized. Way too fancy for my taste. Bought a more traditional book that allows me to cook like my grandma did.Published on November 29, 2012 by ADsWife
This book only had about 2 good recipes. Otherwise, I'd rather look online for website resources for Filipino recipes. It was disappointing purchasing this book. Sorry...Published on September 19, 2011 by IS300Fever
I was looking for a recipe for pancit and found several recipes in this book. I love pancit will be cooking the different recipes in this book. Read morePublished on April 14, 2011 by Bluectina
What a great collection of recipes! If you grew up on traditional American home cooking, you have a fantastic new culinary experience awaiting you once you try these... Read morePublished on December 18, 2010 by American Dad