Celebrity chef Tatung Sarthou rings in the holiday season bearing gifts for everyone.
The author-restaurateur is releasing not one but two follow-ups to his bestselling
Simpol The Cookbook.
First in the back-to-back release 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 is Baking Simpol, a cookbook with 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 will be out by 1st week of December. This shall be followed by Baking Simpol two weeks later. Both books will be available locally and abroad through
Lazada, Shopee, Amazon US, Amazon Canada, Amazon SG, and eBay. The two titles shall be published under Vertikal Books, a boutique press specializing in the creative nonfiction genre, specifically culinary content.
Simpol Kitchen Secrets and Baking Simpol shall be 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 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.