Filipino foods that go well with drinks—and friends

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Born in raised in LA, Marvin Gapultos is an authority on Filipino food and drinks. For years, his popular blog, called Burnt Lumpia, has championed the unique and vibrant flavors of the Philippines to an American audience.

Marvin’s newest cookbook is dedicated to a special category of Filipino food that pairs well with spirits. The book is called “Pulutan: Filipino Bar Bites, Appetizers, and Street Eats,” and it features more than 60 recipes.

Grilled cheese. Excerpted from "Pulutan: Filipino Bar Bites, Appetizers, and Street Eats". Photo credit: Marvin Gapultos



Evan Kleiman