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    The Governor-General’s Kitchen: Philippine Culinary Vignettes and Period Recipes, 1521–1935

    Felice Prudente Sta. Maria

    Winner, National Book Award, Book Design, 2007
    Book design by Guillermo Ramos
    This book gathers interesting and little-known stories from historical sources about the Philippines’ culinary culture from 1521 to 1935. This book contains the circumnavigators’ first picnic in the Philippines, efforts to stem hunger in a pioneering Spanish colony, carabao-horn spoons to maintain quiet during meals of nuns loyal to a vow of silence, banquets and balls of the well-heeled and the noble, devil’s ice, Christ’s food, seditious plottings at the King’s bakery in Intramuros, the mythical pygmy Dinahon who introduced the kalan and the palayok, the early lumpia, the origins of carinderia, and much more.
    Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, 2006
    ISBN: 971-271-696-1
    318 pages

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