About the book:
In this book Philippine foods refer to both the indigenous foods as well as to the widely accepted non indigenous food items introduced by visiting or conquering nations in the country’s colorful history. The author is happy to inform the reader that this is the first publication which discusses in one package, among others, such foods as rice, duck eggs, carabeef, tinapa, coconut oil, bagoong, patis, bangus, edible bird’s nest, goat’s meat, banana, mango, avocado, makapuno, panutsa, refined cane sugar, carabao milk and kesong puti. Some of the accepted non indigenous foods included are wheat, evaporated milk, leche flan bihon, mayonnaise and cheddar cheese.
“The Science of Philippine Foods” was prepared mainly as a textbook in Experimental Foods or Experimental Cookery and as an important reference book for the student in Food Chemistry and Food Technology. In the past, her students have been deprived of a textbook in these subjects because of the scarcity and prohibitive cost of foreign books which were then the only one available. Besides these foreign books were in many parts irrelevant to the students’ needs. This she weeded out those topics which she deemed irrelevant. Instead she included the scientific work of many of her countrymen and of herself. Of the former she found them delightfully systematic and overwhelmingly sufficient to write about. The book may also be valuable to the practicing food technologist, nutritionist, food service manager, food engineer, agriculturist and home economist. Any food enthusiast may also find it an interesting reading material. This publication also aims to help the filipino better appreciate his indigenous foods in line.
To the non-Filipino reader, this book may be a good source of information about some tropical foods. A glossary of Pilipino terms has been prepared before the index. The scientific names of Pilipino terms for plant and animal foods and feed are also included in the glossary.
Publisher: Abaniko Enterprises
Publication Date: 1982
Size: 215 x 145mm
About the author:
Patricia T. Arroyo-Staub was born during World War II on June 26, 1944 to Juan E. Arroyo and the former Priscila J. Tinio in the city of Baguio, Philippines.
She grew up in the province of Pampanga and later in Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila. She attended St. Paul’s College and the Philippine Women’s University in Metro Manila before pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry at the latter. After obtaining the degree, cum laude, in the 1964 she pursued a Master of Science Degree in Food Technology at the Iowa State university from 1965 to 1967. In June 1967, she enrolled at the Purdue University for her doctoral degree in food Science. She successfully defended her doctoral thesis on September 15, 1970. She conducted food research at the University in Karlsruhe, Germany in 1980-81 under the German Academic Exchange Service.
A citizen of and a registered chemist of the Republic of the Philippines, she has taught in various schools in the Philippines before joining the faculty of the University of the Philippines. She also worked as science research associate at the National Institute of Science and Technology of the NSDB from 1971 to 1975. For four years, she has assumed the position of chairman, Department of Fish Processing Technology, College of Fisheries, University of the Philippines. She has presented five papers in internationally renowned conferences abroad. Mrs. Staub is a professional member of the Institute of Food Technologists (U.S.A.) and is a regular member of the National Research Council of the Philippines.
In 1972, she was recipient of a research award given by the Philippine Society of Animal Sciences for her work on pork. In 1974, she initiated an NSDB-supported, multi-agency project entitled “Utilization and Processing in Inland Fisheries” from which a book a book entitled “ Milkfish (Bangus) as Food” was published in 1978. In 1975 she was chosen one of the three outstanding young women of Quezon City for her work in Food Technology. She served as president of the Philippine Association of Food Technologists in 1976. From 1978 to 1980, she was secretary of the Fisheries Research Society of the Philippines. Three books, ten journal papers/abstracts and several articles have been authored or co-authored by her.