Jennifer M. Aranas
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An accomplished chef, restaurateur, and teacher, Jennifer Aranas was the chef owner of the nationally acclaimed Rambutan Restaurant, Chicago’s first fine-dining Filipino eatery. Aranas started Rambutan with her husband in 1998, after leaving behind her career as a real estate accounting manager, to offer upscale Filipino dining to the Filipino community and to introduce the delicious flavors of her native cuisine to a new audience. Since selling Rambutan in 2002, Jennifer spends her time as a food writer and a cooking instructor. She lives with her husband and two children in Chicago.
Jennifer Aranas, bridges the continental gap between the exotic and the familiar by bringing Filipino cuisine from her ancestral homeland into the American kitchen. With contagious warmth she takes readers on a gastronomic journey, expertly navigating through the bustling Asian market, demystifying foreign ingredients, and translating over 100 native recipes into friendly American fare that will inspire you to jump right into the kitchen.