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Local food blogger Marvin Galputos, who runs the Filipino food blog Burnt Lumpia, is having a good run lately. The Filipino food truck, Manila Machine, that he started with fellow food blogger Nastassia Johnson (Let Me Eat Cake), participated in the 3rd annual Gold Standard over the weekend. And shortly before that, Gapultos got a cookbook deal.
As Gapultos emailed us last night: "Some recipe examples floating in my head are things like chicken adobo pot pie, bacon sisig, bittermelon quiche, and many many pork recipes;) And there will be plenty of traditional recipes as well, but all of this is preliminary of course--it still hasn't really set in that I have to write a cookbook."
The tentative title of Galputos' book is The New Filipino-American Cookbook, and it's scheduled to be in bookstores by the fall of 2012. Proving that the road to success is sometimes paved with adobo.