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The Governor-General's Kitchen: Philippine Culinary Vignettes and Period Recipes

The Governor-General's Kitchen: Philippine Culinary Vignettes and Period Recipes

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By Felice Prudente Sta. Maria (Author)

The Governor-General’s Kitchen: Philippine Culinary Vignettes and Period Recipes (1521-1935) gathers interesting and little-known stories from historical sources about the Philippines’ culinary culture from 1521 to 1935. Read about the circumnavigators’ first picnic in the Philippines, efforts to stem hunger in a pioneering Spanish colony, carabao-horn spoons to maintain quiet during meals of nuns loyal to a vow of silence, banquets and balls of the well-heeled and the noble, devil’s ice, Christ’s food, seditious plottings at the King’s bakery in Intramuros, mythical pygmy Dinahon who introduced kalan and palayok, early lumpia, the origins of carinderia, and much more. The Governor-General’s Kitchen is a must-have for all who enjoy cooking, eating, and conversing about food.

  • Over 100 entries for native spices and flavorings

  • Over 160 period recipes

  • Over 200 listed terms for local cooking utensils

For anyone interested in taking a deep-dive into Filipino cuisine, culture, and history, this rare book should definitely be a part of your library.

  • Author and Publisher: Felice Prudente Sta. Maria, Anvil Publishing (2006)
  • Condition: New / Paperback
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  • ISBN: 9712716961
  • Weight: 36 oz
  • Dimensions: 8.5 × 11 inches
  • Publisher: Anvil Publishing
  • Year: 2006
  • Language: English
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