Makisawsaw | Mabi David and Karla Rey

Makisawsaw | Mabi David and Karla Rey

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Publication Date: 2019
Language: English, Filipino 
Format: Softbound
Pages: 78
Size: 6” x 9”
ISBN: 978-621-95663-7-7

On July 30, 2018, the violent dispersal of the Marilao-plant workers of the Philippines’ leading condiment manufacturer led to the widespread boycott of NutriAsia products. The shocking violence of the incident crystallized for a lot of us the truth that the food we choose to buy and eat, because of the way they are grown, made, and distributed, reflects our values, affects other people, and inevitably shapes the world we live in. This is no mere rhetoric because three times a day we make this choice.

Animated by the power of food, the book Makisawsaw! features different women advocates and activists—writers, artists, mothers, sisters—who show us how eating can be an agent of change and a site of resistance, whether through personal choices or political action. The book also contains 36 easy recipes of vegan condiments and main dishes that need no special appliance or expert cooking skills to make healthier plant-based eating affordable and fuss-free, giving us more time and energy for greater involvement. This book is published by Gantala Press, a feminist press from the Philippines.

Reviewed on VERA Files: “Beyond food porn”

Included in CNN Philippines: “The best Filipino books of the 2010s”