The road to great Filipino food begins and ends at home. But the journey along the way introduces a combination of flavors and textures from around the world. In The Adobo Road Filipino Cookbook, Marvin Gapultos demonstrates that delicious Filipino food can be prepared anywhere–from Manila to Los Angeles and everywhere in between.
As a food blogger-turned-gourmet food trucker, Marvin interprets traditional Filipino flavors with equal parts kitchen savvy and street smarts–providing easy-to-follow, tried and true recipes that serve as a guide to the pleasures of Filipino cooking. The nearly 100 recipes in these pages pave a culinary road trip that transports home cooks to the roadside food stalls, bars and home kitchens of the Philippines, to the hungry streets of L.A., and even into the sage kitchen’s of Marvin’s own grandmother, mother and aunties.
A highly personal take on traditional Filipino cooking, The Adobo Road Cookbook boasts a tantalizing mix of native Filipino flavors, as well as influences from Spain, Mexico, China, and the U.S. From chapters featuring surefire entertaining foods like Filipino bar food, street food and cocktails, to a complete section of adobo recipes–both traditional and with a twist–the recipes found in The Adobo Road Cookbook express Marvin’s unique approach to cooking. All of his recipes emphasize their authentic Filipino roots, taking advantage of traditional island flavors for which the Philippines is rightly renowned.
Philippines Release: Available now at National Bookstore and Fully Booked.
Praise for The Adobo Road Filipino Cookbook:
“Some favorite new cookbooks (or at least new to me) have been the Adobo Road Cookbook by Marvin Gapultos, who performs the not-inconsiderable feat of making Filipino cooking delicious…”
—Jonathan Gold, LA Times
“Marvin stays true to his mission of nurturing the growth of Filipino food in America. He presents its history and promise, all seasoned with his personal stories and humor. This is for anyone interested in Asian cooking.”
—Andrea Nguyen, author of Into the Vietnamese Kitchen and Asian Tofu
“This book is a clear testament that our traditional food has been kept alive, connecting generations of Filipinos and Filipino food lovers everywhere.”
—Claude Tayag, artist, designer, chef, and author of Linamnam
“Marvin’s recipes are fresh and playful, and his words shine with the signature whimsical style that makes his Burnt Lumpia blog such a hit.”
—Pat Tanumihardja, food writer and author of The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook
“Marvin’s deep knowledge and intense passion for Filipino cuisine are evident throughout this book. I love the scrumptious and inspiring recipes presented here—new frontiers to explore for those who love Asian cooking.”
—Bee Yinn Low, author of Easy Chinese Recipes
“[The Adobo Road Cookbook] should help to popularize a cuisine that has never penetrated the mainstream.”
—Barbara Hansen, LA Weekly
Marvin On The Road, With The Adobo Road Cookbook
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