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Linamnam: Eating One's Way Around the Philippines (Claude Tayag, Mary Ann Quioc)

Linamnam: Eating One's Way Around the Philippines (Claude Tayag, Mary Ann Quioc)


A foodie couple eats their way around the Philippines in search of the proverbial Holy Grail. In this culinary travel guide book, not only do they lead the reader to the best eats every region has to offer, scouring the length and breadth of the archipelago, but also the why’s and how’s of what makes each dish unique and outstanding in its own right.

As staunch keepers of the flame of traditional Philippine cuisine (albeit leaning to Kapampangan), the couple discovers the sheer variety and intricacies of this multi-layered cuisine, making it easier for the uninitiated to better understand what makes the Filipino eat what he eats, debunking the pronouncements of armchair pundits that Filipino cuisine is all brown, oily and unappetizing. Indeed, there’s more to it beyond the adobo, pancit and lumpia.

This book is a collection of the best-tasting dishes from all over the Philippines and the restaurants that serve them. The authors note that “Filipino cuisine has gone light years away from the unappealing brown and oily fare it was always thought to be, to one of the most gorgeously prepared and mouthwatering cuisines today. Its time has finally come.”

This wonderful book includes rich and colorful photos of the different dishes one will discover in the Philippines. The information in this book is interesting not just to travelers but also to those who are seek a deeper and nuanced understanding of Filipino cuisine. If your travel plans are centered around food, then you must definitely have this book as a guide for your itinerary.

From a review in the Philippine Star:

Linamnam is a feast of sumptuous description and mouthwatering photographs. And really, the text message from Claude that came with a smiley was fair warning” “Here’s a patikim of Linamnam for your delectation,” he sent. “Don’t read on an empty stomach.” I just managed to scan through the book before succumbing to a mad case of the munchies. That meant honing in on the section of food spots in Metro Manila — to check which one was nearest so that I could make a beeline to the place.

Table of Contents:

  1. Amianan

  2. Central Plains

  3. Metro Manila

  4. Southern Tagalog


  6. Bicol Region

  7. Central and Eastern Visayas

  8. Western Visayas

  9. Mindanao

  10. House Specialties

  11. Appendix: A la Carte

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