I think it’s great that more and more Filipino recipe books are coming out with nice covers and photos, unlike the newsprint and bad covers and fonts we had back in the day. Today’s Filipino recipe books are pretty enough for gifting.
Food stylist, reviewer and author Angelo Comsti has been prolific in coming up with recipe books highlighting well-loved recipes from not just anyone but from prominent figures in the local food industry.
His latest book, The Filipino Family Cookbook contains more than 50 unpublished family recipes from some of the country’s well-known food personalities, like Felice Prudente Sta. Maria, Robby Goco, Margarita Fores, Nana Ozaeta, Jin Perez and more.
Personal photos and short stories detailing the history of each dish are featured along with recipes written in clear and concise step-by-step instructions, with tips and advice for food preparation.
Angelo Comsti graduated with a degree in professional culinary studies at Le Cordon Bleu in Sydney, Australia.
He is a food writer for television and various print and digital periodicals, as well as a food and prop stylist for magazines, print ads, billboards, restaurant menus and cookbooks.
Angelo has a regular FM radio spot called Radio Brunch on Manila’s Wave 89.1 where he talks about all things food. He holds cooking demonstrations and develops recipes for corporate clients and food magazines.
The Filipino Family Cookbook: Recipes and Family Memories from our Home Kitchen (Php 845) is available at National Book Store and Powerbooks, or online at nationalbookstore.com.