'Cuisinero - Taste the Philippines’ celebrates global Filipino cuisine

‘Cuisinero – Taste the Philippines’ celebrates global Filipino cuisine

/ 08:42 AM August 14, 2020

New E-book Cuisinero — Taste the Philippines honors Filipino cuisine as it is created and enjoyed globally, from Dubai to California.


Author-publisher Flavel Monteiro, co-author Keesa Ocampo and chefs Nouel Omamalin and John Buenaventura bring distinct tastes, flavors and a new meaning to Filipino cuisine from the Philippine archipelago.

The eBook will be available on 15 August 2020 on www.filipinofoodmovement.org.


By definition, dessert is the end to a meal — but not necessarily, as Cuisinero finishes on a savory note.

Pastry Chef Nouel Omamalin returns to his Filipino heritage and reinvents a sweet experience in unexpected ways. Working with Valrhona chocolate, Nouel puts his knowledge and experience together to come up with 50 recipes in the categories of The Basics, Torta ATBP, Siesta Chocolates, Cakes & In-Between and Haute Desserts.

Nouel’s name may not yet ring a resounding bell in the culinary world or the expatriate scene in the Middle East, but he has proved to be one of the finest pastry chefs.

Chef John Buenaventura gors out of his comfort zone as his culinary skills are put to the test with a Filipino menu. He finds his inspiration in childhood kitchen memories and family cooking, familiar notes perfected by his sophisticated palate and elite global training. John gives a new meaning to the cuisine of his heritage with his interpretations: Hardin ni Lola, Laman Dagat and Bukid at Pastol.


Cuisinero – Taste the Philippines required the cosmopolitan touch of international storytelling. Co-author Keesa Ocampo, a published Filipino American writer and content creator, brings something unique and traditional to the a 5-course meal, Fiesta Filipina. The result is exceptional with her take on a Malunggay Pesto (Moringa Pesto) and Tinolang Halaan (Clams in Ginger Broth).



For the first time, award-winning author Flavel Monteiro adds his culinary touch with Sardinas na Bangus(Milkfish Sardines) on infused, toasted Pandesal.

Proceeds of the eBook will support Philippine International Aid and Filipino Food Movement and their programs of educational scholarships for disadvantaged children in southern Philippines and for Filipino American restaurants, food businesses, and entrepreneurs impacted by the Covis-19 pandemic.

Cuisinero partnered with Valrhona, Bragard Middle East, and Lifestyle Asia Philippines.

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