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Decoding Filipino Menus

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Decoding Filipino Menus

Jim Leff | Feb 16, 1998 07:32 PM

Can anyone recommend a good primer on Filipino food (either a book or a website or something)? It's the cuisine I know the least about, and I want to get up to speed.

I don't need tons of great recipes (necessarily), just a basic guide to the cuisine, all the tangled influences/history, and--most of all--explanation of all those mysterious-sounding dishes. I've been kinda faking it for years, ordering the nine or ten things I know about and pointing at anything else that looks good. Time to get serious...

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