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Tikim: Essays on Philippine Food and Culture

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What's Cooking? "The old and the new. The provincial and the pop. The slow and the fast. The past, the present, the future. That's what's cooking in Philippine cuisine. Which means that, as the most popular (people-created, people-processed and people-consumed) segment of popular culture, it is dynamic and changing, living and lively."

Writing about Food. "When
272 pages
Published 1994 by Anvil Publishing, Inc.
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May 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

One of the most comprehensive overviews on Filipino culture, via the palate, that I have ever read! Love this book. You can savor it in chapters or devour it at one sitting, but there's lots of food for thought...
Oct 08, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think because this book is a collection of essays and columns written over long periods of time and published in many different places, this makes the book as a whole a little redundant. Still, it's the most comprehensive and historical body of work I have read on Filipino foodways, and that also turns a pretty good critical eye towards colonialism, gender roles/expectations, and mass media.
Elizabeth Ann Besa-Quirino
Classic read! A must for anyone who loves Philippine cuisine.
Sep 09, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: adeventurers in culinary
The sinigangs and the adobo have several variants in the whole archipelago but it taste delicious still.
Sep 06, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone who eats...
i was so sad when she died...sinusundan ko pa naman ang articles nya sa PDI. I love her writings! Food and culture are really inextricable! a good gift book even to those who don't read.
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Doreen Gamboa Fernandez (28 October 1934 – 24 June 2002) was a Filipino professor, historian, writer and critic best known for her writings on Filipino food, food culture, and the theater arts. Apart from many books and academic articles, she wrote a regular column on food and dining for the Philippine Daily Inquirer. She taught English at Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), serving also as head o ...more
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