Heritage Dishes of the Philippines



Heritage Dishes of the Philippines

Filipino food is finally getting the recognition it deserves. Beyond balut, more people all over the world are experiencing Philippine cuisine through adobo, sisig, sinigang, kare kare, lechon, and other dishes that give a glimpse into its diversity and history. 

Heritage Dishes of the Philippines, from the Referencia series, explores the geographical context in which Philippine cuisine was built and the developments in history and the cultural influences that shaped Filipino food and foodways. 

This book looks into what goes on behind the most loved Filipino dishes, providing insights into the sensibilities that make up Filipino cuisine. It takes a closer look at typical everyday Filipino meals and special holiday fare, along with the customs and meanings attached to cooking and eating that define the cuisine. 

It features recipe interpretations of popular Filipino dishes along with information on the background, common ingredients, and variations of each dish. Finally, the book inquires into the future of Filipino food as it gains traction globally. Issues such as authenticity, standardization, and conservation are also touched upon. 


About the author

Lady Camille L. de Guia graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Santo Tomas. She holds a master’s degree in development communication from the University of the Philippines Open University. She has previously worked in the Vibal Group of Companies as a staff writer and coordinating editor for SD Publications, and is now a senior editor for senior high school and higher education content.

As a writer and editor, she has worked with educational and academic publishers such as the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, as well as with print and online news entities Manila Standard Today and Inquirer.net.

120 pages ; 20.955 cm x 26.67 cm
ISBN 978-971-07-5666-7 (softbound)

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