A beautiful, comprehensive, and evocative cookbook on a relatively undiscovered cuisine.
Despite the Philippines' location right in the middle of Southeast Asia, most people know very little about the country and even less about the cuisine. For Filipinos, food is more than a pleasurable pursuit; it is the cultural language. It can be seen through the prism of its unique and colorful history, with influences from Malaysia, Spain, China, Mexico, and the US adding to the cuisine's rich texture.
Divided into thirteen chapters—Dipping sauces; Breakfast; Soups; Everyday food; Seafood; Party food; Barbecue food; Rice and noodles; Vegetables and salads; Bar and finger food; Snacks; Desserts; and Drinks—7000 Islands is a beautifully illustrated guide to Filipino food and an insight into the culture and history of the Philippines.
About the Author
Yasmin Newman is a food and travel writer, photographer and TV presenter of Filipino heritage. 7000 Islands, her first book, is a journey through the exotic land of her mother. She has also subsequently written The Desserts of New York, which involved packing up her young family to live with her brother for a foodlover's adventure in one of the world's most iconic cities.
Table of Contents
The beginning 10
A food portrait of the Philippines 16
Sawsawan | Dipping Sauces 22
Almusal | Breakfast 46
Sabaw | Soups 68
Ulam | Everyday Food 86
Pagkaing Dagat | Seafood 116
Pagkain Pang Fiesta | Party Food 136
Inihaw | Barbecue Food 168
Kanin at Pancit | Rice and Noodles 186
Gulay at Ensalada | Vegetables and Salads 214
Pulutan at Pica-Pica | Bar and Finger Food 232
Merienda | Snacks 248
Minatamis | Desserts 282
Inumin | Drinks 310