Beautiful photographs from the Philippines and abroad introduce an extraordinary array of homes going behind some elegantly closed doors to reveal very private places where hospitality is a byword. Wonderfully exotic locales and institutions that provide the settings and backdrops to this hospitality are also presented. The book features the numerous occasions and celebrations where hospitality is found at its best, being careful to capture the beauty of everyday places and people where the true soul of Filipino hospitality emanates.
Also provided in this book are tips for entertaining from various Filipinos and some of their favorite recipes compiled and tested by Reynaldo Alejandro, the well-known Filipino writer and chef.
Because the book illustrates traditional as well as more modern presentations and preparations, it becomes a fitting tribute to the past and present of a warm, welcoming culture.