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Filipino American Kitchen : Traditional Recipes, Contemporary Flavors (Hardcover) (Jennifer M. Aranas)

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Selected as a semifinalist in the 2007 IACP Cookbook AwardsIn The Filipino-American Kitchen, Chicago-based chef and teacher Jennifer Aranas introduces the exotic flavors of her ancestral Filipino homeland, taking readers on a gastronomic tour — from sweet and spicy to smoky and tangy — while transforming delicious native recipes into easy-to-make meals.Even if you're an experienced Filipino cook, you will discover new favorites among this collection of over 100 recipes, which includes everything from appetizers to desserts. The recipes combine traditional Filipino cooking with New World variations, reflecting the author's Filipino-American roots. She offers innovative interpretations of native recipes such as Duck Adobo, Green Papaya and Jicama Salad, Salmon Kilaw, Lamb Casoy, and Ambrosia Shortcake, alongside traditional favorites such as Crispy Lumpia Egg Rolls, Hearty Paella, Pancit Noodles and Sweet Halo-Halo Sundaes.The "Basics" chapter introduces the building blocks of Filipino cuisine, showing you step-by-step how to create authentic Filipino food. A detailed buying guide leads you through the bustling Asian market, demystifying the flavor essentials — such as coconut, palm vinegar, shrimp paste and calamansi lime — that set the food of the Philippines apart from its Asian neighbors.With this Filipino cookbook at your side, you can share these mouthwatering Filipino dishes with your friends and family.
Containing over 100 traditional and modern adaptations of Filipino recipes, this cookbook is perfect for Americans with little to no experience with Filipino cuisine, and for Filipino-Americans interested in learning new adaptations of traditional dishes. A comprehensive guide, The Filipino-American Kitchen includes a brief culinary history of the Philippines, a list of Filipino ingredients used in the recipes, and a guide to navigating Asian grocery stores. There is also a resource section for ordering ingredients online or directly from stores, followed by 10 chapters of recipes organized by course, with main courses organized by food type. Anyone interested in Filipino cooking will find this book an invaluable resource.
Number of Pages: 175
Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine
Sub-Genre: Regional + Ethnic / Pacific Rim, Regional + Ethnic / Asian
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Tuttle Pub
Author: Jennifer M. Aranas
Language: English
Street Date: November 15, 2006
TCIN: 12017937
UPC: 9780804838368
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-8992
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