"Appetite for Freedom: The Recipes of Maria Y. Orosa
is a gorgeous
book and a stunning achievement that preserves Orosa's contributions to
Philippine gastronomy. Beloved for her invention of banana ketchup, Maria Y.
Orosa was a pioneering and prolific inventor and a humanitarian. This 50th
anniversary edition features hundreds of her recipes and four essays on her
life and work. During the first half of the twentieth century, Orosa
utilized the best of American science, specifically chemistry, to serve
Filipinos and the Philippine nation. She is a shining example of the
importance of investing in the scientific training of women and girls."
Catherine Ceniza Choy
Author of Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino American
Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley