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12/01/2012: Book Launching of My Bay Kitchen: Memories of My Homeland


my_bay_kitchen Arkipelago The Filipino Bookstore invites you to the official book launch of:

My Bay Kitchen: Memories of My Homeland, Travels and More... by Rene M. Astudillo

On Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 3:00pm Bayanihan Community Center 1010 Mission St. (& 6th) San Francisco, CA 94103

A San Francisco Bay Area author’s collection of his favorite recipes learned from his Filipino mother’s kitchen, picked up from his world travel, and developed from his association with other food enthusiasts. With each pictured recipe comes a personal story, a pinch of trivia and a dash of humor — all meant to engage the reader in some exciting kitchen talk or dinner conversation. Come in for the stories. Stay for the recipes.


“Taking you from Filipino favorites like pancit and chicken adobo to Indonesian nasi goreng (fried rice) and Vietnamese claypot catfish, Rene Astudillo’s “My Bay Kitchen” offers a delightfully warm account of the delicious international adventures at his stove. The recipes will entice — along with the travel tales with which he garnishes each dish. Do not read this on an empty stomach.”

–Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Author of “A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family.“


“With mouth-watering recipes from Thailand, Spain, Bahamas, Hawaii, Philippines, and elsewhere, this around-the-world cookbook reminds us of the endless pair of cooking with remembering journeys and loved ones.”

–R. Zamora Linmark, Author of “Rolling the R’s,” “Leche,” and “Drive-By Vigils.”


Paperback | Full Color | 80 Pages, 6″ x 9 ” | $21.95 | The Perfect Holiday Gift!

Please rsvp ( and reserve your seat as space is limited.

For more information on the event please call us at (415) 553-8185

Light refreshments will be provided

For more information about Rene M. Astudillo and his works please visit: