Araw Sa Palengke– I love this book! The illustrations are adorable, especially the palengke (market) scene, and the story warm and funny at times, giving us a glimpse of a Filipino child going to market with mom. And the ending is priceless. 😉
Cora Cooks Pancit– Another sweet book that evokes the warmth of mother’s kitchen and Pinoy family life. Has a pancit recipe at the back – it just might inspire kids to start cooking pancit! 😉
Haluhalo Espesyal– A wonderful story book capturing the strong bond between Lola and her apo (grandchild), and Lola’s amazing cooking. Great introduction to a few dishes and snacks that bring back memories…Also has a recipe for halu-halo at the end. Unfortunately out of stock (as of May 2015), but secondhand copies may be available.
French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters– Though obviously not Filipino, this book enlightened me as to how and why Filipino kids, too, eat everything, and how we can help our own kids do the same. You can view my post on this – How to Raise a Foodie (or Ten Tips for Raising Foodies).
Grace Before Meals: Recipes and Inspiration for Family Meals and Family Life– Fr. Leo wonderfully combines great food and recipes (not necessarily Filipino) with food for the soul – inviting families to share meals together again, just like back home. Check out his website at – Grace Before Meals.
Memories of Philippine Kitchens– excellent resource on quintessential Filipino cuisine! This book contains the history of Filipino dishes, recipes, and wonderful photos evoking memories of cooking back home.
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Last updated: May 19, 2015
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