Philippine Hospitality: A Gracious Tradition of the East

Philippine Hospitality: A Gracious Tradition of the East

by Lily Gamboa O'Boyle, Reynaldo Alejandro
     
 

Philippine Hospitality by Lily Gamboa O'Boyle is the embodiment of the endearing Filipino tradition of hospitality. Beautiful photographs from the Philippines and abroad introduce an extraordinary array of homes, exotic locales and restaurants that provide the settings and backdrops to this hospitality. The book features numerous occasions and celebrationsSee more details below

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Philippine Hospitality by Lily Gamboa O'Boyle is the embodiment of the endearing Filipino tradition of hospitality. Beautiful photographs from the Philippines and abroad introduce an extraordinary array of homes, exotic locales and restaurants that provide the settings and backdrops to this hospitality. The book features numerous occasions and celebrations that capture the beauty of everyday places and people where the true soul of Filipino hospitality can be found. Also provided in the book are tips for entertaining from various Filipinos and some of their favorite recipes compiled and tested by Reynaldo Alejandro, a well-known Filipino writer and chef.

About the Authors:

O'Boyle, Lily Gamboa, is originally from the Philippines where she distinguished herself as an accomplished actress. She now lives in New York City with her husband and four children. She has a masters degree in drama from New York University and has written for The Drama Review.

Alejandro, Reynaldo G, is the leading exponent of Philippine cuisine in America. He is the author of Philippine Cookbook, The Flavors of Asia, Restaurant Design, The Pinoy Guide to the Big Apple and The Philippine Christmas Book. He conducts regular lectures on Philippine culinary arts throughout the United States and manages his own catering firm in New York City.

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Editorial Reviews

Barbara Hansen
This atmosphere of easy-going hospitality permeates the land. And it sets the tone for Lily Gamboa O'Boyle's stunning pictorial book Philippine Hospitality.
Los Angeles Times
Bookwatch
A variety of home and table settings, entertainment tips, and customs are explored here: Philippine Hospitality's attention to luxurious-looking details is reminiscent of Stewart's lavish presentations; but it's in the discussions of celebration rituals that the book really stands out and becomes more than a gorgeous coffee table addition.
Margie T. Logarta
Philippine Hospitality: A Gracious Tradition of the East by Lily Gamboa O'Boyle and Reynaldo G. Alejandro treats food trippers to a joyous and mouth-watering expose. It finally lifts the lid on a cuisine long underrated and unexplored.
Chicago Tribune
World of Cookbooks
A lavishly beautiful work, this is a cultural look at many strands of Philippine heritage and customs at the table.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780944863008
Publisher:
Acacia Corporation
Publication date:
05/28/1988
Pages:
224

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