Filipino food is the summary of Filipino history—from the indigenous food of the prehistoric era, to the influences of Asian cooking generated by trade, and the Colonial influences brought on by conquest. Yet for all its richness and diversity, little is known beyond dishes like adobo, sinigang, lechon. Káin Ná! aims to change that.
The first illustrated tome of its kind contains essential information on Philippine food and eating habits. Káin Ná! (which means "let's eat!") is a warm invitation to the country's communal dining table and into its regional kitchens. It is divided into 12 chapters, Almusál (breakfast), Lútong Báhay (home cooking), Meryénda(afternoon delights), Lútong Kalsáda (street food), Paghimágas (desserts), Pulútan (bar chow), Pang-Pistá (festival food), Inúmin (beverages), Sa Panaderyá(bakery finds), Kakanín (rice treats), Sawsáwan (dipping sauces), and a section on ingredients key to the Filipino larder.