Friday, October 19, 2012

Yummy Recipe Books are Lifesavers


I was never much of a cook.  Oh sure, I know how to prepare the local staples like tinola and chicken afritada, but other than that, I find my culinary skills to be sadly lacking.

Now that I am married, I suddenly realized that I was in-charge of the meals at home.  No more dad to cook for us and we sure can't be having fast food everyday.  So one fateful day at Robinson's Imus, I was quite lucky enough to have come across a Yummy recipe book.  And boy!  Was it ever a lifesaver.

Yummy recipe books

Chockfull of simple recipes derived from Summit Media's Yummy magazines, these titles have got me hooked from the very first recipe I tried -- Lola Virginia's Asadong Manok de Carajay.

Having tried an Asadong Manok de Carajay recipe once from another source, one of which did not produce the results I wanted,  I was determined not to fail again.  So when I tried it again using the recipe from Yummy's Filipino Favorites title, I hit the jackpot!  It was an instant hit.  No leftovers and my family was even requesting for a repeat performance.  J

Ever since then I've been a huge follower of their line of titles and have been slowly completing the whole series.  Hallelujah!  There is still hope for someone like me who's all thumbs in the kitchen.  J

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Yummy recipe books are available in major malls and bookstores nationwide (Philippines.)

13 comments:

  1. magazine pa lang meron ko. di ko pa nakita yang mga book.

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  2. I bought my mom some Yummy recipe books, she loved it! ;)

    http://www.dekaphobe.com/

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  3. my wife doesn't cook either. that was before she followed me to australia. since i went there 2 months ahead, she had a crash course with her cousin, ha ha ha. she even learned to bake while we were there. i would even joke her that we should just buy the cakes since she messes the kitchen big time whenever she bakes, lol

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    1. Necessity is the mother of all invention, ika nga. Hehehe! I also had to learn when I moved to Singapore. There was no one else to feed us kasi. Although the Husband is a way better cook than I am. =)

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  4. WUT? Tinola and Afritada? You're a culinary goddess then. The only things I can cook decently are rice, hard-boiled egg and grilled fish. Kaya I often feed my husband salad, that poor thing. Not even cooking books can help. Maybe I'll ask my mom to get these for me.

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    1. Hey! That's the makings of a fairly recent meal na! I used to subsist on that when I was still single. Even less pa. =)

      I heard Nora Daza's cookbooks are also a must-have for newly weds. Thinking of getting that too if I could still locate on in PH. =)

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  5. wow! i also love Philippine food! would you like to follow each other? i'm following you now. :)

    http://allbrightness.blogspot.de

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  6. I might give that Carajay a try! :). I am running out of dishes to prepare for my little girl.

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  7. Nakakatakot naman mag asawa. Mahirap din namang sundin yung cookbook kapag wala ka talagang ideas sa luto

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    1. These cookbooks are easy. There are actually lots that teach you the basics din. =)

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  8. Haha you can just imagine my relief over your post :)

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  9. I wanna complete all of them. I have so many cook books and finally, I shall be venturing to cooking again.

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