"This beautiful book is filled with stories and recipes from the heart, that are good for your heart too. It is a moving and meaningful showcase of how delicious and healthful Filipino food can be." — Ellie Krieger, RD,
Food Network and PBS show host, and James Beard Foundation award winning cookbook author.
“This is an extraordinary book. For those with proud Filipino blood living all around the world to those who are fascinated and in love with Filipino flavours and who have always wanted to make their own perfect batch of crispy crunchy lumpia. So much more than a brilliant cookbook, this is a compendium of history and heritage, a multi person, multi family and multi faceted collection of love stories, childhood memories, Lola’s secret recipes and the multiple acts of love of busy working Mums still making time to prepare daily baon for her kids. Because nothing tastes better than mum’s food made with her love. Congratulations Jacqueline for yet another life enhancing book that celebrates the Philippines and all her people”. — Melissa Hemsley
Chef, food columnist, best-selling cookbook author, real food activist and sustainability champion
"This collection of Filipino recipes, and essays, is a scrumptious buffet of unique, personal stories, and familiar Philippine cuisine, made modern for today's kitchen. The storytelling is heartwarming, dishes are doable, and so luscious, they entice you to cook immediately. This is the cooking resource that will nourish your heart and soul."
—Elizabeth Ann Quirino
food journalist, cookbook author, memoirist of Every Ounce of Courage; recipe developer, TheQuirinoKitchen.com
“We Cook Filipino is the health and culture vision I have dreamt about as a Filipino-American preventive cardiologist. The book is a blend of personal stories of how Filipino food culture feeds the soul with a fresh and healthy take on our beloved Filipino cuisine. I pursued a masters in Nutrition prior to becoming a physician because I felt it was a priority to understand how diet can both prevent and cause cardiovascular disease. I was particularly interested in how to contribute to changing the health of Filipinos through diet and We Cook Filipino is inspiring in the best way.”
—Kyla Lara-Breitinger, MD, MS
Preventive Cardiologist, Mayo Clinic
"I love Filipino cooking and this rich book full of stories, spice and flavour will have a prime location in my cookbook collection."
—Dr. Rupy Aujla, The Doctor's Kitchen
"Authentic stories of Filipino cuisine.
With a high cardiovascular disease burden among Filipinos, culturally tailored dietary interventions are much needed. This book is a recipe to address cardiovascular disease risk factors practically and deliciously while promoting cultural identity among Filipinos."
—Youssef Roman, PharmD, PhD
Cardiovascular health disparities research scientist
“Book a seat and settle in to discover treasure: from one chef’s keeper of culinary secrets to recipes which utilize nature’s daily gifts of fresh ingredients that reveal heart healthy, authentic Filipino dishes. Most of the sumptuous recipes also provide an additionally delightful surprise: special tips and secrets in tinted boxes throughout, like little gems amidst all the treasures found in We Cook Filipino."
—LISA SUGUITAN MELNICK, author #30 Collantes Street (Carayan Press, 2015), Correspondent, PositivelyFilipino.com, contributing author, The New Filipino Kitchen (Agate Publishing, 2018)