Chamoru Cuisine: A Mariånas Cultural Legacy (A Guam and CNMI Cookbook)

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Releases: Late February to mid-March 2020
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Expected release date is 15th Mar 2020

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Our newest book entitled Chamoru Cuisine: A Mariånas Cultural Legacy is a winner in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards for  Micronesia in the South Pacific and the Food Heritage categories.

Our cookbook is not an ordinary one. It offers stories of Chamoru culture and many recipes that are known in the Mariåna islands.

The book includes:

  • Origins of our legacy
  • Narratives of how we are preserving and passing it on
  • Detailed maps, vivid imagery, and an introduction to Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan
  • Narratives of the Mariånas
  • Stories of Chamoru culture and life
  • Narratives about the Chamoru people
  • Sharing how we host a fiesta
  • Depiction of two prayers: Prayer before meals and our Lord's prayer in Chamoru and English
  • Kitchen conversations in Chamoru and English
  • Black and white pencil drawings of Mariånas island life from a Russian artist in the 1800s
  • Illustrations and narratives of five old Chamoru culinary practices
  • Colorful land and sea photos of the Marianas Islands
  • History of Chamoru culinary fare
  • Beautiful illustrations of basic ingredients in English and Chamoru
  • Helpful kitchen hints
  • Most of our 110+ recipes reflect Chamoru cuisine and include other recipes that are island-inspired by authors Gerard and Mary Aflague
  • Doneness tests and conversion charts
  • Glossary of culinary terms and definitions in Chamoru and English
  • Mariånas harvesting calendars
  • Helpful index
  • and notes pages

Each recipe in this cookbook was prepared in Gerard's test kitchen with optimal ingredients, adjusting the ingredient profile for more thoughtful selection of whole foods where practical. Tests were done in keeping with the taste one would expect from Chamorro cooking.

Pages: 424+
Book size: 7.5 x 9.5 x 1.25 inches
Orientation: Portrait
Cover: Hardback cover with a soft-touch feel, full color, matte
Cover Finish: Debossed title (You can feel the texture running your fingers across the title)
Inside: Full color
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Blue Wave Press
Authors: Gerard & Mary Aflague
General Editor: Victoria Leon Guerrero
Cultural Editor: Joey Franquez
Planned Release Date: Feb-March 2020

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