Monday, September 10, 2018

"Pulutan" by Marvin Gapultos

This is a shout out to my old school food blogging comrade from way back: Marvin Gapultos. He’s the creator of quintessential Filipino food blog, Burnt Lumpia. And when the rest of us were still writing about food trucks, he went out there and started actually started food truck, Manila Machine, LA’s first Filipino food truck.

He followed that with “Adobo Road” one of the most adroit, well-researched cookbooks on Filipino cuisine. Now he’s about to drop his newest cookbook. It’s called “Pulutan”, in which he focuses on Filipino bar bites, appetizers, and street food--basically stuff that goes well with beer. It’s on Amazon pre-order now and will be out this week.

Marvin sent me an advance copy and I can tell I’m going to have a lot of fun trying the recipes from this book, especially his corn-dogged kwek-kwek (quail eggs), a fun Filipino street food merged with a fun American county fair food. The cookbook is full of why-didn't-I-think-of-that inventions like this, which I guarantee will be copied by trendy American restaurants who are already realizing that Filipino cuisine is awesome, underrated, and here to stay.

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