Gift Ideas for the Foodies, Cooks, and Chefs in Your Life

November 20, 2018

Gift Ideas for the Foodies, Cooks, and Chefs in Your Life
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Gift Ideas for the Foodies, Cooks, and Chefs in Your Life

Check out these great gift ideas for those that love to cook and especially for those that love to eat (that’s gotta be almost everyone, right?).

As many Filipinos will attest to, food is the language of love. And what better way to say “I love you” than with food? Nom nom nom!


Hot off the Press Cookbooks

Filipino cuisine just got trendy! These cookbooks were all released in the last three months and have been blowing up my Instagram feed like crazy.

Each of these cookbooks offers a different perspective on Filipino food. Whether the chef in your home is learning how to cook traditional dishes, street food and pulutan, or hoping to get creative with a modern take on Filipino fare, you’ll find everything you need.

Plus, giving a cookbook means that you get to reap the benefits of those delicious results. Win, win!


I am a Filipino cookbook

I Am a Filipino: And This Is How We Cook

Released November 13, 2018

Written by author Nicole Ponseca and Chef Miguel Trinidad (P.S. you can follow them on IG @nicoleponseca and @chefmigsnyc), this cookbook is currently the #1 new release in Pacific Rim Cooking. Woot woot!





pulutan cookbook

Pulutan! Filipino Bar Bites, Appetizers, and Street Eats

Released September 11, 2018

Author Marvin Gapultos is creator of the popular food blog Burnt Lumpia and started the first Filipino food truck in Los Angeles, The Manila Machine. In this book, Marvin focuses on street eats and pulutan (snacks eaten while drinking) and uses his knowledge as a craft beer professional to provide the perfect beer pairings for his dishes.



The New Filipino Kitchen


The New Filipino Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from Around the Globe

Released, September 18, 2018

Edited by Jacqueline Chio-Lauri and photographed by Rowena Dumlao-Giardina, this cookbook shares recipes of Filipinos living around the globe, exploring the variation and diversity of Filipino cuisine today.





Filipino Recipes with a Multicooker Pot

Instant Filipino Recipes: My Mother’s Traditional Philippine Food In a Multicooker Pot

Released October 4, 2018

Having won multiple awards for journalism and food writing, author Elizabeth Ann Besa-Quirino is a well known author in the Filipino community. With her newest cookbook release, she adapts traditional family recipes for the time saving and popular Instant Pot or multi-cooker.

Haven’t seen an Instant Pot before? You can check it out here to see what all the fuss is about.


👉 More Foodie Ideas 👈

Besides cookbooks, here are a few other fun gift ideas. Nom nom nom!


Cora Cooks Pancit

Cora Cooks Pancit

Here’s one for the little chef in the making (and also happens to be one of my favorite Filipino children’s books). It includes a recipe as well!

P.S. – If you’re looking for other Filipino children’s books, here are a few to get you started.


Flip Crate

Flip Crate

Flip Crate is a monthly subscription box of handcrafted, small batch, artisanal foodie treats.  Order here by November 23 to reserve the special Holiday Crate.


Ensaymada Project

ensaymada project

Ensaymada Project takes the classic Filipino ensaymada sweet roll and gives it a modern twist with fun trendy flavors: Mocha Nutella, Red Velvet, Maple Bacon, Ube and more. They will sell out, so be sure to order soon before the holiday rush!


Food Art by Gunita Designs

almusal illustration - Filipino American Artists and Illustrators

View this and other fun Filipino inspired artwork on my Gunita Designs featured post.


“Exercise, I thought you said extra rice” T-shirt

For the rice lovers in your family, this T-shirt will definitely make them laugh!

You Had Me at Lumpia Coffee Mug

I mean, who doesn’t like lumpia?! Made by DesignNovelties, you can find this coffee mug on their Etsy Shop.



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