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Five Pinay HSWs in SG Write Own Cookbook
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Left: The cookbook authors wearing their chef’s hat. Right: Cover of their cook book “Family Favorites.” (Photo courtesy of Trisha Toh and Zara Salahudin)

08 July 2019 – Lita Patricio, Jomarcy Bebida, Rose Buenvenida, Carina Rebuya, and Jetky Marie Amores have one thing in common: they are all Filipino household service workers in Singapore and they are the authors of a bestseller cookbook, “Family Favorites.”

Launched last 08 November where Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Joseph Del Mar Yap attended, the book has already sold hundreds of copies, mostly through the expatriate network in Singapore. It was published by MAKE HISTORY PTE. LTD.

“A cook book filled with easy, fun and delicious recipes that can be cooked for families and friends. For new helpers, for helpers that are looking for new inspiration, and for families moving onwards,” the authors said in a statement.

Part of the proceeds from the sale of the cookbook will go to the Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME) Academy, a civil society organization in Singapore that provides vocational training for migrant domestic workers. All five authors are volunteers for HOME.

Other proceeds will go to an investment fund that the authors will use in order to set up a restaurant and cooking school in the Philippines once they retire as OFWs.

The book features 50 delicious recipes that were tried and tested already by these Filipina HSWs turned cookbook authors.

As a bonus, the last chapter of the book showcases the favorite family recipes of professional chefs of top restaurants in Singapore – BAM!GattopardoChef’s Table, and PS.Cafe.

“Recognizing the abundant talent of our kababayan wherever they may be – whether in the Philippines or abroad such as Singapore, the Embassy is happy to support the continued promotion of this creative culinary venture. I hope all Filipinos in Singapore will have a chance to grab a copy,” Ambassador Yap said.

To buy a copy or for more information, please visit the website,

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