Having been introduced to the Instant Pot by her mother, Tisha Gonda Domingo quickly developed her expertise cooking with the electric pressure cooker through practice with traditional Filipino ingredients, methods, and dishes. Today, she is the co-founder and co-administrator of the Filipino Instant Pot Community, the largest and most active Filipino IP congregation on the web. Through her first published work, The Filipino Instant Pot Cookbook, Tisha offers personal stories and family recipes that bring her love for food, community, and Filipino culture together. Outside of her work as an author and home cook, Tisha works in publicity for a major television studio. She currently lives in Orange County, California, with her husband, Jorell, and two children. Jeannie E. Celestial was born on Guam and raised by Filipino parents and grandparents who were skilled farmers. It was they who helped develop her cooking instincts early on, instilling in her a deep understanding of and respect for traditional Filipino ingredients. In addition to her work with food, Jeannie is a practicing psychologist who is committed to holistic wellness and fostering healthy Filipinx (Filipino/a/x) communities. The Filipino Instant Pot Cookbook brings her passions together, allowing her to promote mental health through food-helping to break down colonial mentality by proudly sharing the recipes, stories, and cultural practices of her motherland, the Philippines. Jeannie earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology at the University of California at Berkeley, a Master of Social Work Degree at San Francisco State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Clinical Psychology at Palo Alto University. She currently works in Vallejo, California. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Romeo Roque-Nido's cooking was influenced early on by a diversity of cultures before being broadened further during his time as a world-traveling student in the California Maritime Academy. While his culinary influences are varied (he loves Italian food!), his truest passion is the cuisine of his motherland, the Philippines. Through The Filipino Instant Pot Cookbook, Romeo hopes to preserve the rich culinary heritage of the Philippines, by using modern appliances to make it more accessible to even the busiest of families. Romeo earned his engineering degree from California Maritime Academy and MBA from St. Mary's College of California. Today he lives in Vallejo, California with his wife and two children.
"To truly appreciate and understand Filipino dishes, you have to understand the evolution of the spices, the nuances of the flavor profiles, the land from which these dishes were birthed. That's what this book provides. This is not just a book of recipes; this is a book about our story." --Pati Navalta Poblete, Editor-in-Chief, San Francisco Magazine"The Filipino Instant Pot Cookbook shows the cultural pride of all its authors. Its tantalizing recipes (with side orders of history) gently encourage readers to try Filipino cuisine. A gift to the international Filipino Food Movement, this book adapts recipes for the Instant Pot in an organized and uniquely personal way." --Pearl "Tita Pearl" Parmelee, Culinary Director, Filipino Food Movement"I believe that anyone can become a great Filipino cook. However, cooking new food can sometimes feel intimidating. The Filipino Instant Pot Cookbook helps any level of cook step into the kitchen and create delicious Filipino food, the kind you thought only your mom and aunts could make for you!" --Chef Dominic Ainza"Food is at the heart of every Filipino home. It brings back memories of important family milestones like birthdays, weddings, baptisms, and even funerals. Finally, a Filipino cookbook that brings those recipes back into our homes to make more memories, even for busy families--thanks to the Instant Pot!" --Mel Orpilla, President Emeritus, Filipino American National Historical Society"A fusion of new and traditional worlds in one fabulous cookbook! The Filipino Instant Pot Cookbook is a guide for Filipinos all over the world. More than just a collection of recipes, it includes stories, colorful photos, and historical references. This cookbook will make Instant Pot fans out of new and veteran Filipino cooks." --Charity Nicolas, President, UC Berkeley Pilipino American Alumni Chapter"It bums me out when I crave chicken adobo but simply don't have the time! Enter The Filipino Instant Pot Cookbook, including easy-to-follow instructions with helpful details. I love the different variations and suggestions to customize your dish. I made the Sinigang na Baboy and loved it! Can't wait to try other recipes!" --Brigette Namata, Filipina-American News Anchor, Honolulu (KHON)"Every balanced, dynamic touch--authentic Filipino recipes, IP tips, guidance, stories and pictures--welcomes us to savor each bite by saving cooking time, so we can eat. Kain na tayo! This cookbook helps anyone to create mouth-watering dishes that nourish our bodies and spirits while warming our homes with kapwa, togetherness." --Ella deCastro Baron, Author and Editor, Hunger and Thirst"I marveled at the recipes in this book! They prompted delicious memories from childhood: family parties where relatives brought prized dish they'd spent hours or even days preparing. This book makes it possible to recreate some of those sentimental dishes with the same robust flavors in less time." --Richelle Concepcion, PsyD, MPH, President, Asian American Psychological Association"The Instant Pot Cookbook was so user-friendly and easy to follow for a first time Instant Pot user and busy, working wife and mom like me. The book offers all these amazing, authentic Filipino dishes passed down from the authors' pamilya (families), now to all of us!" --Eleanore Fernandez, Curator, Filamthropy