MORE THAN A COOKBOOK:  THE  FILIPINO-AMERICAN  KITCHEN

INTERNET NEWS
, NOVEMBER 20, 2006
  (For immediate release from Tuttle  Publishing Co:  The Filipino-American Kitchen, Traditional recipes, Contemporary Flavors, by Jennifer  M  Aranas. (Publication Date: December 2006 Contact: Rowan Muelling-Auer 802-773-8930 rowanm@tuttlepublishing.com)

THE FILIPINO-AMERICAN KITCHEN

Traditional Recipes, Contemporary Flavors By Jennifer M. Aranas
The Filipino-American Kitchen is more than a cookbook-it is the experience of enjoying Filipino food separated by oceans and continents from the lush islands of the Philippines. It is the everyday occurrence of the 2.7 million Filipinos currently living in the United States, eating traditional foods alongside American favorites.

By incorporating local ingredients into time-honored Filipino dishes, and experimenting with meat, fish and vegetables commonly available in the US but not in the Philippines, Aranas has created a distinctive melange of flavors not found anywhere else. Recipes cover the gambit, from simple, everyday dishes to fiesta fare, which requires more prep time but is well worth the effort. Traditional favorites with a twist, such as Adobe, the national dish of the Philippines, Pancit Guisado, Humba or Sugar Braised Pork, are included, along with luscious desserts such as Earl Gray Natillas, or Tea Custard.

The former chef-owner of the nationally acclaimed Rambutan Restaurant, Chicago's first fine dining Filipino eatery, Aranas incorporates many of Rambutan' s recipes, but this is most definitely not a restaurant cookbook. Rather, The Filipino-American Kitchen is a celebration of everyday foods, fresh, local ingredients and above all, the exciting mix of Filipino old world and American new.


 "Filipino recipes easily can be a part of our everyday repertoires. People will recognize the ingredients and flavors. Like taco Tuesdays and spaghetti on Wednesdays, you could have Adobo Thursdays. Think of it as an exotic but familiar twist on moms' menus everywhere." -Jennifer Aranas


About the Author:
Jennifer M. Aranas
was born into a family of excellent cooks from the Philippines. She and her husband started Rambutan, their Chicago restaurant, in 1998. After selling the restaurant in 2002, Jennifer became a food writer and cooking instructor. This is her first book.

The Filipino-American Kitchen: Traditional Recipes, Contemporary Flavors
By Jennifer M. Aranas
ISBN: 0-8048-3836-4
$24.95, Hardcover
176 pages
Publication Date: December 2006

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