My Bay Kitchen by Rene Astudillo

René Astudillo, a journalist, nonprofit manager and community advocate is launching his book “My Bay Kitchen: Memories of my homeland, travels and more…” on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 3:00pm in Bayanihan Community Center, 1010 Mission St. (& 6th) San Francisco, CA 94103.

A San Francisco Bay Area author’s collection of his favorite recipes learned from his Filipino mother’s kitchen, picked up from his world travel, and developed from his association with other food enthusiasts. With each pictured recipe comes a personal story, a pinch of trivia and a dash of humor — all meant to engage the reader in some exciting kitchen talk or dinner conversation. Come in for the stories. Stay for the recipes.It is my pleasure to have a contribution in this marvelous book. You will see my photo collage of Pahiyas Festival featured on Page 10. The book has awesome recommendations for self-cooking with mouth-watering recipes. You’ll be impress with what amazing dishes from the Philippines and all over the world you can have on your own plate.


  • SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Saturday, December 1, 2012, 3-5 pm, Arkipelago Bookstore (Bayanihan Community Center), 1010 Mission Street @ 6th St.
  • BAGUIO CITY, PHILIPPINES: Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 6-8pm, Brian’s Tutorship Center, 23 Malvar Street, Trancoville
  • MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Friday, January 11, 2013, 7-9pm, Lemon Tree Inn, 18 Scout Magbanua Street,  (corner Quezon Avenue, across from Capitol Medical City)
  • HONOLULU, HAWAII: Sunday, January 13, 2013, 3-5pm at the Courtyard Marriott, 400 Royal Hawaiian Avenue

Order NOW! $1 of every book sale will be donated to the Lupus Foundation of Northern California.

You can also grab a copy from ARKIPELAGO BOOKSTORE located at Bayanihan Community Center, 1010 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103