Philippine Cooking Books

IJsselstein, Monday, 4 June 2007 04:00:45

When away from the Philippines, one often longs back to Philippine food. So when back at home, do as we did, and stock up a few Philippine cooking books. Sometimes, it is difficult to obtain the ingredients. Here, too, such books can be helpful, by providing you with the English and local names of most vegetables.

Book Cover of Recipes of the Philippines
Recipes of the Philippines.

Recipes of the Philippines compiled and edited by Enriqueta David-Perez. This typical Filipino recipe book with few colored but many black/white illustrations contains: Fiesta Fare recipes like Caldereta, Embutido and Pancit Molo; Everyday dishes like Adobo, Escabeche and Rellenong Bangus; Sweets and desserts like Leche Flan, Turon and Yema; Breakfast and Merienda like Bibingka, Maja blanca and puto; Pickles and Relishes like Spiced Eggs, Kangkong Atsara and Papaya; Refreshments like Gulaman in coconut milk, Mango, Pinipig and Ube ice cream and the glossary. Published by National Bookstore, Mandaluyong City. ISBN 971081821X.

Book Cover of Salads & Vegetables
Salads & Vegetables.

Filipino Kitchen Library: Salads & Vegetables by Aileen Jaraza, Christina Aquino and Hector Jaraza. This recipe book contains chapters on salad presentation, vegetable salads, cooked salads, combination salads, molded salads, fruit salads, salad dressing, vegetable cookery and fruit shakes. Added to the book are a set of useful appendices: a diagram of kitchenwares, a list of Filipino and English names of vegetables and fruits, the common seasonal fruits in the Philippines, classification of the country's vegetables, conversion guide from Fahrenheit to centigrade, measurement tables, substitution of ingredients and the glossary of terms. This book contain some colorful pictures of selected recipes. Published by Books for Pleasure, Manila. ISBN 9715027237.

Book Cover of Asian Cooking
Asian Cooking.

Filipino Kitchen Library: Asian Cooking by Aileen Jaraza, Christina Aquino and Hector Jaraza. Sometimes, a small trip in the culinary region will also be appreciated, so with this recipe book, we leave the Philippines for a sampling of Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai, and Korean cooking. The appendix includes measurement tables, guidelines for the substitution of ingredients, and a glossary of terms. This book contains some colorful pictures of selected recipes. Published by Books for Pleasure, Manila. ISBN 9715027261.

Book Cover of Best Recipes for the Home
Best Recipes for the Home.

Best Recipes for the Home. This black/white and colored illustrated recipe book contains: nutritional information, kitchens hints and measurements, sumptuous soup, vegetarian dishes, saucy sauces, rice dishes, vegetables with verve, salads supreme, dressings, refreshment drinks, breads and pastries, delightful desserts, miscellaneous Filipino dishes, international dishes, dictionary of cooking terms and substitution of ingredients. Published by Philippine Publishing House, Manila.

Rodelyn Gallo