FILIPINO CHEF IN SYDNEY LAUNCHES COOKBOOK, “FOOD FEAST: TRADITIONAL TO WORLD-CLASS PHILIPPINE CUISINE”
Marx Canoy, a Filipino-Australian who works as a sous chef in one of Sydney’s hotels, launched his cookbook entitled, “Food Feast: Traditional to World-Class Philippine Cuisine,” at the Bankstown Sports Club, Bankstown, New South Wales on 9 June 2012.
Present at the launch were Senator and Minister for Sport and for Multicultural Affairs Kate Lundy, Federal Member of Parliament Laurie Ferguson, State Members of Parliament Bryan Doyle and Tanya Davies, culinary expert James Mussak, and leaders and members of the Filipino community.
Senator Lundy congratulated Mr. Canoy and noted how the latter’s cookbook has added to the richness of resources within Australia’s multicultural society.
Consul General Louis joined the Australian officials and Filipino guests present in congratulating Mr. Canoy and in wishing him further success in the culinary world.
Mr. Canoy’s story is remarkable as he trained early in life to become a boxer. Moving to Australia in 1996, he pursued his ambition to become a professional chef by taking cooking courses and gaining experience under the guidance of some of the best chefs in the country.
When asked to explain his cookbook, Mr. Canoy said that the recipes are made very simple for anyone to follow, and that readers are encouraged to experiment and replace some ingredients and in the process, make their own version of the recipes.
Mr. Canoy said that the cookbook is a product of a community effort as other Filipinos assisted him on the book including Ms. Michelle Baltazar (Editor), Mr. Albert Prias (Concept and Design), and Ms. Millie Marcial-Phillips (Graphic Design, Production and Layout).
The cookbook launch was held in conjunction with the Freedom Ball organized by the Filipino community association, Alliance of Philippine Community Organisations. END