Thursday, December 13, 2007
The Taste of Adobo
This time we did not produce a film but a meal loved by all Filipinos all over the world - adobo. There are tens of recipes of this tasty garlic based meal, some traditional, some completely jazzed-up.
If you ever run out of fantasy how to cook your adobo, go and buy The Adobo Book by Reynaldo Gamboa Alejandro and Nancy Reyes-Lumen. They offer tens of "free-style" recipes, some of which date back to Spanish times.
Each time we cook it, it turns out completely different. As Ronnie says in the Adobo book, there is nothing wrong with it - adobo deserves its own personality.
The book is accompanied by a bunch of essays, tracing down the etymology of the word and the history of adobo cooking etc. In other words a new science was born - adobology .