7000 Islands - Yasmin Newman
Condition: Hardie Grant 2013 edition. Near mint, 336 pages hardback. Only slight edgewear at a single spot near spine. Dust jacket and book are in excellent state.
A beautifully illustrated guide to Filipino food and an insight into the culture and history of the Philippines. Unlike many Filipino cookbooks that assume a large degree of local knowledge, this book aims to fill the gaps for people who have never tasted or cooked the cuisine before. For Filipinos, food is more than a pleasurable pursuit - it is the cultural language of the Philippines. Filipinos use food to apologize, woo a woman, ask a favor, or say thank you; it fills in social gaps and crosses borders of religion and class. The detailed, easy-to-follow recipes outline some of the tricks of the trade, such as how to get the most out of garlic, when to double-fry for best results, and why vinegar should not be stirred. 7000 Islands offers a flavor-filled account of this wonderful country and its cuisine - a land full of people whose love of eating is as big as their hearts."~ extract from Goodreads.