by Mary Estacion, ABS-CBN News
Last year, the late Anthony Bourdain predicted that Filipino food would be the next big thing in America.
Right on cue, new restaurants have been popping up across the country — but Philippine entries in the cookbook landscape has also been making their way to the shelves.
The hot trend prompted Jacqueline Chio-Lauri to compile recipes from 30 people across the globe. Dozens came to help launch her latest book, The New Filipino Kitchen.
“If people are aware about Filipino cuisine, then it’s an opening to promoting Filipino food exports around the world.”
The book includes stories from each of the contributors, many of whom talk about how they adapted to a foreign land, and the story of finding acceptance, with food serving as the opening course to awareness.
“It’s a cookbook but it’s a disguise for the Filipino diaspora story, which is more than just Filipinos, right?”