Amboy: Recipes from the Filipino-American Dream

Amboy: Recipes from the Filipino-American Dream

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Filipino recipes from the the creator of the legendary Eggslut in LA, host of the hit online series The Burger Show, and the most prominent Filipino chef in the US.

Alvin Cailan has risen to become arguably the most high-profile chef in America's Filipino food movement. He took the food scene by storm when he opened the now-legendary Eggslut in Los Angeles, a foodie cult favorite specializing in affordable but sophisticated egg sandwiches. Alvin is now based in New York City, where his latest critically acclaimed restaurant is The Usual. Alvin also hosts the popular Burger Show on First We Feast's YouTube channel, with many episodes exceeding 1 million views and guests such as Seth Rogen and Padma Lakshmi. Alvin's story of success, however, is an unlikely one. He emerged from his youth spent as part of an immigrant family in East LA feeling like he wasn't Filipino enough to be Filipino and not American enough to be an American, thus amboy, the term for a Filipino raised in America. He had to first overcome cultural traditions and family expectations to find his own path to success, and this unique cookbook tells that story through recipes.

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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9781328931740

  • ISBN-10: 1328931749

  • Pages: 352

  • Price: $19.99

  • Publication Date: 08/25/2020

  • Carton Quantity: 1

Alvin Cailan
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Alvin Cailan

Alvin Cailan's career began with a pedigree comparable to many fine dining chefs: a classical French culinary education at Oregon Culinary Institute followed by stints at some of the West Coast's finest restaurants. Chef Alvin first grabbed the attention as a trailblazer in the culinary world when he launched the Eggslut food truck in Los Angeles. The truck rapidly became a foodie cult favorite that specialized in affordable egg sandwiches executed with the techniques and innovation of fine dining chef, and it remains one of the most popular food destinations in LA with long lines every day at the Grand Central Market Eggslut location. Alvin then turned his attention to supporting other aspiring restauranteurs and the promotion of Los Angeles' Filipino food movement. Within a year, Unit 120, Chef Alvin's pop-up kitchen space became the incubator for Amboy, his critically acclaimed Filipino food venture, along with the award-winning Filipino restaurant Lasa. Chef Alvin is now focusing on his true passion: bolstering the modern Filipino food movement across the country, and today, chef Alvin is arguably America's most high profile champion of it. In the last year alone, he has been featured in prestigious publications like Bon Appetit, Sunset magazine, the New York Times, Saveur, Food and Wine, and Bloomberg. His most recent restaurant is the acclaimed The Usual in Manhattan, with more in the works. Alvin is also the host of the hugely popular The Burger Show on the Complex/First We Feast Youtube Channel, which has featured guest stars including Padma Lakshmi and Seth Rogen.
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Alexandra Cuerdo

Alexandra Cuerdo is a writer and director, recently named one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women In the World by the Filipina Women's Network. Her feature directorial debut, Ulam: Main Dish, is the first Filipino food documentary to achieve worldwide distribution, which Jonathan Gold called a "love letter" to Filipino food. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, BuzzFeed, Vogue, TimeOut, Eater and more. She is based in Los Angeles and New York.
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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9781328931740

  • ISBN-10: 1328931749

  • Pages: 352

  • Price: $19.99

  • Publication Date: 08/25/2020

  • Carton Quantity: 1

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