Culinary literature, unlike other genres, sees a new title only every so often. And books on specific cuisines are even harder to come by. Hikay is a welcome addition to Cebu's culinary canon and, the like fine dining, is certainly worth the wait. 

Written by Louella Theresa Eslao-Alix, and complemented by photography from Fr. Generoso Rebayla, Jr., S.V.D and Rodolfo G. Alix, Hikay: The Culinary Heritage of Cebu was launched nationally on September 10, 2016 at the Mini Theater of the QCX Museum in Quezon City, with much praise heaped on it. "The book contains comprehensive historical and cultural snippets of Cebu's rich culinary heritage," remarks Quezon City Vice Mayor Maria Josefina Belmonte-Alimurung, who did the honors of welcoming guests and participants at the launching. Dr. Ambeth Ocampo, chairman of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, enthuses in his foreword: "Sharing her love for the food of her birth, she adds new strand in a tapestry that is Filipino or national cuisine."   


  • Weight: 1.7 kg
    Dimensions: 12 x 8
    Pages: 263
    Copyright: 2013
    ISBN: 978-971-539-048-4


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