Memories of Philippine Kitchens

Memories of Philippine Kitchens

Food & Drink

Memories of Philippine Kitchens


Memories made at the kitchen table are often those that bring a smile and a faraway look to your face, as you relive the tastes and the smells. Now you can experience the art, beauty, and intricacies of something that may not have been quite so close to home. “Memories of Philippine Kitchens” is your chance to sit at the table and experience Filipino cuisine.

The authors are husband and wife team Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan, who currently serve as chefs and owners of the Purple Yam restaurant in Brooklyn, New York. The cookbook is their chance to further share and maintain the cuisine of their Filipino heritage. By incorporating cultural history, personal stories, and authentic recipes into the cookbook, Besa and Dorotan provide readers with an unforgettable culinary experience.

Each page showcases a traditional Filipino dish such as Adobo, Pampanga, and Sinigang.  Luscious photographs bring each dish to life, stimulating your senses and leaving you anxious to create a feast of your own. With highly detailed and descriptive instructions, it’s easy for the everyday cook to replicate their success.

The book features over 100 classic and contemporary recipes from exclusive kitchens and the critically acclaimed Purple Yam restaurant. Whether experienced in Filipino cooking or not, this book will inspire and motivate you to master the art.


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