Publications

It was Glenda R. Barretto’s commitment to give wider recognition and appreciation to Philippine cuisine that gave birth to Via Mare Publications. In 1997, we published the ASEAN Seafood Cookbook Philippine Edition, which was part of the Asean Fisheries Federation’s Best Asean Cooking promotions. That the Asean Fisheries Federation appointed Via Mare as its Asean Seafood Restaurant in Manila comes as no surprise considering its years of experience and creativity with seafood dishes. In September of the same year, Via Mare published Flavors of the Philippines: A Culinary Guide to the Best of the Islands. The cookbook brought forth to the world a body of cooking styles and techniques collectively known as Philippine cuisine. With these two books catching the world’s attention, it was no surprise that Arden Imprints of London commissioned Via Mare to come up with Via Mare: A Seafood Cookbook which presented seafood dishes gathered from Glenda R. Barretto’s extensive world travel and meeting with local cooks both professional and domestic.

The following is a showcase of the Via Mare’s pioneering spirit in the development of promotion of the very best of Philippine cuisine.

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Kulinarya
A Guidebook to Philippine Cuisine, 2008 Edition

By GLENDA R. BARRETTO, Conrad Calalang, Margarita Fores, Myrna Segismundo, Jessie Sincioco, Claude Tayag

Available at all National Bookstore
Kulinarya’s team of six chefs, all of whom have made their own mark on Filipine cuisine, had made many lively arguments to distill the core principles of Filipino cooking from the huge diversity of regional and individual practices. The result: a guidebook that brings greater understanding of our cuisine and inspires more careful attention to good cooking practices. – Michaela Fenix READ MORE >

ASEAN SEAFOOD COOKBOOK, Philippine Edition
By GLENDA R. BARRETTO
Published May 1997, 88 pages
P395.00
Available at all National Bookstore

A seafood lover’s treasure trove of well-loved traditional seafood dishes breathed new life by Glenda R. Barretto and that unique Via Mare touch. 25 seafood dishes beautifully captured by Neil Oshima’s photography in page layouts designed for easy reading

FLAVORS OF THE PHILIPPINES
A Culinary Guide to the Best of the Islands
By GLENDA R. BARRETTO
Published September 1997, 112 pages
P495.00

The book is an introduction to one of Asia‘s most comforting and pleasing cuisine—Philippine cooking. The book’s canvass is the breathtaking 7,100 islands—each as beautiful and as rich in culinary heritage as the other. For the very first time the taste of Philippine cuisine is captured in a collection of recipes echoing diverse and gastronomic influences and cooking traditions of the enchanting Philippine islands.

VIA MARE: A SEAFOOD COOKBOOK
By GLENDA R. BARRETTO
Published by Arden Imprints, 128 pages
P495
Available at all National Bookstore

The book offers a selection of seafood recipes ranging from the relatively simple (Shrimp Potato Fritters and Roasted Snapper) to the more unusual and exotic (Sea Urchin Soup and Lobster with Goose Liver). The author’S talent for adding a Western touch to traditional Asian dishes makes for some unique flavors. The book also contains detailed descriptions for the accompanying salads and salsas that stress the added importance of presentation.