It’s a happy holiday for celebrity chef Tatung Sarthou as he has released two new cookbooks as follow-ups to his bestselling Simpol The Cookbook.
First in the back-to-back release of the author-restaurateur is Simpol Kitchen Secrets, a guidebook on cooking skills and techniques. Here, Chef Tatung breaks down the fundamentals of culinary arts for everyone’s easy reference. It is told through over 100 recipes, 200 kitchen tips, and 600 colored photos and artwork. The second cookbook is Baking Simpol, which features 100 recipes for desserts, breads, and pastries.
Chef Tatung, who has earned praises for his innovative takes on dessert classics such as bibingka cheesecake, tsok-Nut cake, and pichi-pichi with torched queso de bola topping, lays down the art, crumb by crumb, to satisfy your sweet tooth any time, any day.
“’Yung culinary knowledge natin it belongs to the people. Kasi hindi naman orihinal na ideya na nanggaling sa akin. Hindi naman siya kaalaman na ako ‘yung nakadiskubre,” says Chef Tatung.
“Kung ako natutunan ko siya dahil may mga taong nagturo sa akin, may mga taong nag-share sa akin, bakit ko ipagkakait sa tao na matuto din?”
So, for those who are looking to elevate their Christmas feast or just searching for the perfect Secret Santa gift, Chef Tatung has you covered just in time.
Simpol Kitchen Secrets and Baking Simpol are now out in the market. Both books are available locally and abroad through Lazada, Shopee, Amazon US, Amazon Canada, Amazon SG, and eBay.
The two titles are published under Vertikal Books, a boutique press specializing in the creative nonfiction genre, specifically culinary content.
Simpol Kitchen Secrets and Baking Simpol are the fifth and sixth books penned by Chef Tatung. His previous works have won the prestigious World Gourmand Awards in Paris, France. Last October, two of his bestselling books, Rice to the Occasion: Kanin to Kakanin and Simpol: The Cookbook, were also featured in the Frankfurt Book Fair, one of the largest and oldest trade fairs for books and content in the world.