Explore the Wonders of Filipino Food

Explore the Wonders of Filipino Food

Filipino Food: An intimate chat with Nicole Ponseca, Yasmin Newman & The Entree.Pinays

One of the greatest mysteries of the culinary world is why so few people know about the amazing food of the Philippines or why there are so few Filipino cookbooks available in English.
Well that is all about to change! We have two amazing Filipino cookbooks and cookbook authors to share with you. You don’t want to miss this opportunity.

Books for Cooks will be hosting the authors Nicole Ponseca and Yasmin Newman with the support of Melbourne based Filipino food activists, The Entree.Pinays.

Location: Books for Cooks, 115-121 Victoria Street
Price: $10 per person + booking fee.

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About the Authors

Nicole Ponseca

Nicole is an American restaurateur, author and passionate advocate for both Filipino cuisine and the Philippines. Born in San Diego, she moved to New York to pursue a career in advertising and quickly realized the city lacked authentic Filipino food. Working by day in advertising to support her work at night to learn the restaurant business,

Nicole eventually realised her dream and with chef Miguel Trinidad opened Maharlika in 2011 and Jeepney in 2012. Their first cookbook, I Am a Filipino: And This Is How We Cook, is a celebration of their hugely popular and critically acclaimed restaurants and their Filipino heritage and was published to great acclaim last year.

“I Am a Filipino” instantly went to the top of the best-seller lists and was featured as one of the best cookbooks of the year by Eater, The New Yorker, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times Book Review, Houston Chronicle, Food52, PopSugar and many others.

Yasmin Newman

Yasmin is an Australian born and based food & travel writer, cookbook author, photographer and presenter. Her award winning book 7000 Islands: A Food Portrait of the Philippines, is a beautiful evocative journey through the exotic land of her mother and introduces Australia to the rich and vibrant cuisine that is Filipino food.

Yasmin travels regularly to the Philippines. She is a regular contributor and presenter of food and travel content on SBS.


This event wouldn’t be happening without the work & support of The Entree.Pinays; a Melbourne-based group of Filipino female entrepreneurs aiming to celebrate and promote Filipino food, culture & community.


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