Under Coconut Skies – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/CA/UK/AU/NZ giveaway to win one of 3 copies of Under Coconut Skies: Old and New Recipes from the Philippines by Yasmin Newman.

Yasmin Newman is the author of 7000 Islands: A Food Portrait of the Philippines and The Desserts of New York: And How to Eat Them All. In her latest book she returns to her Filipino roots.

The Philippine Archipelago is situated in the western Pacific Ocean, and consists of about 7,640 islands (only about 1,000 are inhabited), that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The tropical hills of the Philippines provide exotoic produce and the rivers and miles of coastline offer a wealth of seafood.

In Under Coconut Skies, Yasmin invites you into her kitchen and on a journey through the region with stunning imagery and personal stories. The book covers ingredients, influences, and techniques before diving into recipes that are organized by “stirring the senses” (food that cools, warms, soothes and excites), “daily traditions” (food that binds), “natural beauty” (food with our hands), and “memories” (food that celebrates, commemorates and reminds).

Our takes you inside this title and features the following

Under Coconut Skies provides an intimate look at the Philippines through Newman’s lens. Thanks to Smith Street Books for providing the materials for our EYBD Preview as well as offering copies of this bok in our giveaway below.

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173 Comments

  • et12  on  November 8, 2021

    Candied kalamansi cake

  • lean1  on  November 8, 2021

    Charred flatbread with Moringa leaves

  • Kristjudy  on  November 8, 2021

    Braised pork belly with coconut

  • starfire1234  on  November 8, 2021

    Candied kalamansi cake, Charred flatbread with Moringa leaves

  • starfire1234  on  November 8, 2021

    Candied kalamansi cake

  • DFarnham  on  November 8, 2021

    Tropical pavlova with burnt vanilla and lychees

  • dtremit  on  November 8, 2021

    How about smoked coconut rice with eggplant (Bringhe)?

  • Shelley.b  on  November 8, 2021

    Steak with brown butter , citrus and bayleaves

  • bcarpenter  on  November 8, 2021

    Rainbow pomelo salad

  • pvanderw  on  November 8, 2021

    Egg noodles with charred tofu and greens

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  November 9, 2021

    Crispy garlic & spring onion pancake with caramelised chilli jam (inspired by Ukoy)

  • orchidlady01  on  November 9, 2021

    Beef skirt steak with charred tomato salsa

  • teresaamueller  on  November 9, 2021

    Steak with brown butter, citrus and bay leaves 🙂

  • nvernon  on  November 9, 2021

    Barbecued pork skewers with black banana ketchup

  • meggan  on  November 9, 2021

    Rice bowl with crispy garlic chips, chives & chicharron

  • Greenfingers3  on  November 9, 2021

    Charred eggplant omelette with heirloom tomato salad

  • renharvey  on  November 9, 2021

    Braised pork belly with coconut, pineapple & chilli

  • sarahawker  on  November 9, 2021

    Crispy garlic & spring onion pancake with caramelised chilli jam

  • sayeater  on  November 9, 2021

    Rainbow pomelo salad with peanuts & kalamansi (Ensaladang suha), I’ve seen a picture of something similar and always wanted to make whatever that grapefruit/peanut salad was. This recipe sounds like it could be it!

  • Teruska  on  November 9, 2021

    I would try the fermented pineapple vinegar. I love to use vinegars in my cooking!

  • ravensfan  on  November 9, 2021

    Young coconut cream pie (Buko pie)

  • calguire  on  November 9, 2021

    Egg noodles with charred tofu & Asian greens

  • Bohrnsen  on  November 10, 2021

    Love pork belly! Braised pork belly for sure!

  • gilmonster  on  November 10, 2021

    Egg noodles with charred tofu and greens

  • Mignumi  on  November 10, 2021

    Can’t wait to make the annatto chicken!

  • riley  on  November 10, 2021

    Caramelised sweet potato with coriander salsa

  • Delfina69  on  November 10, 2021

    Pomelo salad with peanuts and kalamansi. Pomelos are plentiful here in the wintertime.

  • cilantrolime  on  November 10, 2021

    Pansid habhab

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  November 11, 2021

    I would make the charred flatbread with moringa leaves.

  • wildchild  on  November 11, 2021

    Sizzling wild mushrooms (inspired by Sisig)

  • Siegal  on  November 11, 2021

    Young coconuts cream pie!

  • kmn4  on  November 11, 2021

    Egg noodles with charred tofu & Asian greens (Pancit habhab)

  • lauraprooks  on  November 11, 2021

    the braised pork belly with coconut

  • thecharlah  on  November 11, 2021

    Pumpkin curry with young coconut & snake beans (Ginataang kalabasa)

  • redcurrant  on  November 11, 2021

    Watermelon ice with mango, coconut jelly & ube jam

  • miggsy  on  November 12, 2021

    Young coconuts cream pie

  • starxtrouble  on  November 12, 2021

    noodles with charred tofu and asian greens

  • Nazila  on  November 12, 2021

    Those egg noodles with charred tofu look phenomenal! I have been wanting to learn how to cook more with tofu

  • NatalyaM  on  November 12, 2021

    I would start with the charred eggplant omelette with heirloom tomato salad (Tortang talong).

  • dtremit  on  November 12, 2021

    Egg noodles with charred tofu & Asian greens (Pancit habhab) sounds lovely!

  • AMKW  on  November 12, 2021

    Smoked coconut rice with eggplant!

  • ozfoodie  on  November 12, 2021

    Maranao chicken curry

  • teamkies  on  November 12, 2021

    Crab omelette with sour salad

  • GillB  on  November 12, 2021

    Sizzling wild mushrooms

  • LaurenE  on  November 12, 2021

    Braised pork belly with coconut

  • foodie16  on  November 13, 2021

    Watermelon & cucumber salad with fish sauce vinaigrette (Ensaladang pipino)

  • cljones  on  November 13, 2021

    watermelon and cucumber salad with fish sauce dressing sounds refreshing

  • Etrnalhope  on  November 13, 2021

    Braised pork belly with coconut, pineapple & chilli!

  • moralla  on  November 13, 2021

    Braised pork belly with coconut, pineapple & chilli

  • demomcook  on  November 13, 2021

    Catch of the day with coconut vinegar, makrut lime & coriander oil (Kinilaw)

  • cookinchrissy  on  November 14, 2021

    Braised pork shoulder with pickled shallot sawsawan

  • dzm  on  November 14, 2021

    braised pork belly wth coconut

  • Dannausc  on  November 14, 2021

    Fermented pineapple vinegar

  • rozymary  on  November 14, 2021

    I think it might be easier to say I would not like to make, everything looks so good, first might be the pickled mangos as I love mangos, then the charred eggplant omelette two of my fav words

  • MarciK  on  November 14, 2021

    Braised pork belly with coconut, pineapple & chilli (Bicol express)

  • nellybligh  on  November 14, 2021

    Burnt coconut chicken!

  • RSW  on  November 15, 2021

    Creme caramel with roasted pumpkin & cinnamon (Leche flan)

  • PennyBarr  on  November 15, 2021

    I love the sound of the rainbow pomelo salad, and I spotted pomelo in my wee fruiterer shop last week too!

  • JenjiD  on  November 15, 2021

    Coconut milk salmon with rainbow radishes (Sinugno)

  • Cpl_js  on  November 16, 2021

    What is puso? How does one weave a rice pouch? So many interesting sounding recipes that I want to learn more about.

  • sarahteertzah  on  November 16, 2021

    Rum & mango: baked mangoes with rum drizzle method

  • Plumbobmummy  on  November 17, 2021

    Triple chocolate tart with cacao nib praline

  • bopper  on  November 17, 2021

    Rum and mango

  • jessamybride  on  November 17, 2021

    Tropical pavlova with burnt vanilla and lychees

  • Dendav  on  November 17, 2021

    Braised pork belly with coconut

  • ceejayen  on  November 17, 2021

    Green papaya adobo with water spinach (Adobong papaya)

  • BatshevaR  on  November 17, 2021

    Pickled Green Mango and Jucama

  • maci234  on  November 18, 2021

    Braised pork belly

  • NikkiPixie  on  November 18, 2021

    Burnt coconut & lemongrass chicken sounds very intriguing….

  • bookmark77  on  November 18, 2021

    Braised pork belly with coconut

  • bookmark58  on  November 18, 2021

    Beef skirt steak with charred tomato salsa

  • Laura1  on  November 18, 2021

    Egg noodles with charred tofu and greens

  • ChicagoJen  on  November 18, 2021

    Banana hotcakes with muscovado caramel & native lime

  • emi10383  on  November 19, 2021

    Caramelised sweet potato with coriander salsa

  • LeMinou  on  November 20, 2021

    Rainbow pomelo salad

  • oduong930  on  November 20, 2021

    candied calamansi cake

  • damjih  on  November 22, 2021

    the fried chicken sounds good

  • eildoncook  on  November 23, 2021

    Pancit habhab, delicious and such a great name

  • lilmiztam22  on  November 23, 2021

    Beef skirt steak with charred tomato salsa

  • Mayandbill  on  November 24, 2021

    Braised pork belly with coconut

  • kitchen_chick  on  November 24, 2021

    I am intrigued to learn: How to weave rice pouches (Puso)

  • Pizzacat13  on  November 25, 2021

    I would try the Clam & Corn Soup with Chilli Leaves- sounds delish!

  • antpantsii  on  November 28, 2021

    I would love to taste the braised pork shoulder with pickled shallot sawsawan

  • justcooking  on  November 29, 2021

    Adobong papaya

  • Terrill  on  November 29, 2021

    Fermented pineapple vinegar sounds great to try and have in the pantry!

  • joneshayley  on  November 29, 2021

    Young coconuts cream pie!

  • CookingPerson  on  November 30, 2021

    Tropical pavlova with burnt vanilla & lychees. I love anything with Lychees!

  • CatsintheKitchen  on  December 1, 2021

    Creme caramel with roasted pumpkin and cinnamon

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  December 1, 2021

    would like to try the caramelised sweet potato with coriander salsa (inspired by Kamote cue) found page 230

  • Kmichet  on  December 2, 2021

    Fried chicken is first on my list

  • laurentipton  on  December 2, 2021

    Braised pork belly with coconut, pineapple & chilli (Bicol express)

  • metacritic  on  December 2, 2021

    Young coconut cream pie

  • RickPearson54  on  December 3, 2021

    braised pork belly with coconut

  • Roosta  on  December 3, 2021

    Young coconut cream pie (Buko pie)

  • reader1trees  on  December 4, 2021

    Fermented pineapple vinegar (Suka)

  • Leonard5854  on  December 5, 2021

    Coconut milk salmon with rainbow radishes

  • fbrunetti  on  December 5, 2021

    Burnt coconut & lemongrass chicken

  • Melissa1019  on  December 5, 2021

    Egg noodles with charred tofu and greens

  • abbeysophia  on  December 6, 2021

    Caramelised sweet potato with coriander salsa!

  • sheridarby  on  December 6, 2021

    Rainbow pomelo salad

  • ckelly2304  on  December 8, 2021

    Candied kalamansi cake

  • ElizM  on  December 8, 2021

    Burnt coconut & lemongrass chicken (Piyanggan manuk)

  • DimensionAEB  on  December 8, 2021

    Barbecued pork skewers with black banana ketchup

  • ickle0ne  on  December 8, 2021

    Rice bowl with crispy garlic chips, chives & chicharron

  • Twiddle  on  December 8, 2021

    Braised pork belly x

  • Sand9  on  December 10, 2021

    Pork Belly Adobo

  • schesshire  on  December 10, 2021

    Charred eggplant omelet sounds amazing

  • fionahw  on  December 10, 2021

    Braised Pork Belly with Coconut

  • banba1  on  December 10, 2021

    Burnt coconut & lemongrass chicken (Piyanggan manuk)

  • Sfgordon  on  December 10, 2021

    Banana leaf-baked sticky rice with coconut caramel & sesame (Bibingkang malagkit)

  • MissKoo  on  December 11, 2021

    Rum & mango: baked mangoes with rum drizzle method

  • debbiehb  on  December 12, 2021

    Sizzling wild mushrooms (inspired by Sisig)

  • Karla123  on  December 15, 2021

    Pumpkin curry with young coconut & snake beans (Ginataang kalabasa)

  • trudys_person  on  December 18, 2021

    Tropical pavlova with burnt vanilla & lychees sounds delicious! And I always lie to start with dessert1

  • artthecat  on  December 19, 2021

    Purple yam jam

  • chromiumman  on  December 21, 2021

    braised pork belly with coconut

  • SamanthaV  on  December 21, 2021

    Rainbow pomelo salad with peanuts & kalamansi

  • Hanraven  on  December 21, 2021

    Braised pork belly

  • hawaiieat  on  December 22, 2021

    The creme caramel with roasted pumpkin & cinnamon sounds super yummy and interesting.

  • prettypistol  on  December 23, 2021

    Braised pork belly with coconut

  • krnries  on  December 23, 2021

    Fried chicken with banana chilli catsup glaze sounds fabulous 🙂

  • bluetigerlily  on  December 24, 2021

    Creme caramel with roasted pumpkin & cinnamon

  • mumliz  on  December 25, 2021

    Burnt coconut & lemongrass chicken

  • humptybren  on  December 26, 2021

    Charred flatbread with moringa leaves

  • angiemac18  on  December 26, 2021

    burnt coconut and lemongrass chicken

  • Emmamaryd  on  December 26, 2021

    Tropical pavlova

  • joke7  on  December 26, 2021

    Coconut milk salmon with rainbow radishes (Sinugno)

  • bkwrms78  on  December 27, 2021

    Egg noodles with charred tofu & Asian greens

  • zeenie  on  December 27, 2021

    Turmeric & cassia bark rice

  • Tabby72  on  December 27, 2021

    I’d make Candied kalamansi cake!

  • silversand  on  December 27, 2021

    Seafood noodles with garlic & annatto oil (inspired by Pancit palabok)

  • julescooksthings  on  December 27, 2021

    Braised pork belly with coconut, pineapple & chilli – this sounds fantastic

  • betsyradelow  on  December 27, 2021

    Egg noodles with charred tofu & Asian greens (Pancit habhab)

  • andyszym  on  December 27, 2021

    Crispy garlic & spring onion pancake with caramelised chilli jam

  • ltse  on  December 27, 2021

    Braised pork belly with coconut

  • ClaireHamilton  on  December 27, 2021

    Charred eggplant omelette with heirloom tomato salad

  • PatBarrett  on  December 27, 2021

    Braised pork belly with coconut, pineapple & chilli

  • Lesevans6  on  December 28, 2021

    Braised Pork Belly with Coconut

  • pyramidblaster  on  December 28, 2021

    Braised pork belly with coconut.

  • Poppyjoey  on  December 28, 2021

    Pork Belly Adobo

  • kaelaathay  on  December 29, 2021

    smoked coconut rice with eggplant

  • Delfina69  on  December 29, 2021

    Annatto roast chicken and shallots

  • AlejosOven  on  December 29, 2021

    Tropical pavlova – love lychees!

  • Lora724  on  December 29, 2021

    Maranao chicken curry (Pindyalokan manok)

  • luccio  on  December 30, 2021

    How to make coconut vinegar (maybe I could stop having to have it flown halfway ’round the world…!)

  • tararr  on  December 30, 2021

    Egg noodles with charred tofu & Asian greens (Pancit habhab)

  • NaomiH  on  December 30, 2021

    Barbecued pork skewers with black banana ketchup

  • neferkatie  on  December 30, 2021

    pancit habhab

  • Jennifer7  on  January 1, 2022

    Braised pork belly

  • TammyDee  on  January 2, 2022

    I think the Braised pork belly with coconut, pineapple & chili sounds good!

  • MilduraSO  on  January 3, 2022

    Egg noodles with charred tofu and greens. I’m surprised it’s not more popular in these comments. Looks amazing

  • alemily  on  January 4, 2022

    braised pork belly with coconut

  • maria411  on  January 4, 2022

    Braised pork belly with coconut

  • jrhymer  on  January 5, 2022

    Braised Pork Belly with Coconut sounds delicious!

  • emartini68  on  January 5, 2022

    Rice bowl with Crispy Garlic! Yum! (and the flatbread)

  • Elena Rose  on  January 5, 2022

    burnt coconut and lemongrass chicken

  • aesop57  on  January 6, 2022

    Steak with brown butter , citrus and bayleaves

  • Samatherton  on  January 6, 2022

    I’d have to make the Charred flatbread with Moringa leaves

  • paulbing  on  January 7, 2022

    Charred eggplant omelette with heirloom tomato salad

  • Lemonycats  on  January 7, 2022

    Egg noodles with charred tofu & Asian greens

  • Clog  on  January 7, 2022

    Kaldereta

  • paulo_b  on  January 7, 2022

    Braised pork belly with coconut

  • Sjwoodin  on  January 7, 2022

    Annatto roast chicken & shallots

  • Isis1981uk  on  January 7, 2022

    Catch of the day with coconut vinegar, makrut lime & coriander oil

  • sjpkgp  on  January 8, 2022

    Lechon with shiitake & black rice stuffing

  • hammygav03  on  January 8, 2022

    Sweet-salty redskin peanuts with fried curry leaves

  • SHORTMAN  on  January 8, 2022

    Maranao chicken curry

  • Daisarella  on  January 8, 2022

    Braised pork belly with coconut

  • poneill  on  January 14, 2022

    Catch of the day with coconut vinegar, makrut lime & coriander oil (Kinilaw)

  • JessHeilman  on  January 15, 2022

    Egg noodles with charred tofu and greens

  • Nocnoc6  on  January 15, 2022

    Braised pork belly with coconut, pineapple & chilli

  • finamoon  on  January 18, 2022

    Catch of the day with coconut vinegar, makrut lime & coriander oil (Kinilaw)

  • stulled  on  January 19, 2022

    Rice bowl with crispy garlic chips, chives & chicharron

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