For years, I have been cooking Filipino and Asian dishes almost every day. This blog is all about sharing with you what I’ve been cooking throughout my life.
When I moved to America over 20 years ago, my Dad worried a lot about my well-being in a foreign country.
My name is Elizabeth Ann Besa-Quirino and I live on the east coast with my husband, Elpidio P. Quirino and our sons Timothy and Constante. Before we moved, I assured my father I was going to be fine because Mom taught me how to cook. Cooking was what I knew best. It was one of my best coping mechanisms.
And this is what this blog is all about… to share with you my Filipino & Asian recipes and how I find a way to cook these dishes in my American kitchen everyday. Come on and grab a seat, and enjoy my culinary adventures!
Elizabeth Ann Besa-Quirino is a two-time winner of the Plaridel Writing Awards for best in journalism, given by the Philippine-American Press Club in San Francisco, CA. Her food essay “A Hundred Mangoes In a Bottle” has won a Doreen Gamboa Fernandez Food Writing Award. She was an awardee of the FWN Filipina Women’s Network 100 Most Influential Women of the World in 2013.
Her writing has been published on Positively Filipino, the premiere online magazine; FOOD Magazine by ABS-CBN Inc.; Rustan’s Sans Rival Magalogue; and Quirk Books Community blog (Philadelphia, PA). She has appeared on the TV network KACL- LA 18’s “Halo-Halo with Kat Iniba” which aired in California and Hawaii.
She co-authored the history book “Statesman and Survivor Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of the Philippines. She created and published “Color and Cook Food Coloring Book” on Filipino food art. Both books are sold on Amazon.com.
She is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and the Culinary Historians of the Philippines. Based in New Jersey, USA, Betty Ann travels often to the Philippines and throughout Asia in search of traditional recipes and stories about culture and personalities.