Makisawsaw Recipes x Ideas: the community gardens edition

Coming in November 2021.

Featuring 70+ recipes and ideas from Gertrudes Olaer of the Food Today, Food Tomorrow Payatas gardens, Jordy Navarra of Toyo Eatery, Chele Gonzales and Carlos Villaflor of Gallery by Chele, Margarita Forés, Asha Peri of Ecology of Food, Rap Cristobal of Purple Yam, Allan Briones of Peninsula Manila, Tey Lopez of The Vegan Neighbors Philippines, Astig Vegan, Me and My Veg Mouth, and so many more!

Edited by Joyce Santos, Karla Rey, and Carissa Pobre.

Published by Gantala Press.

All proceeds of the sales will go into supporting the Food Today, Food Tomorrow initiative, under the coalition Slow Food Sari-sari, in partnership with Pinagkaisang Lakas ng Mamamayan (PLM/People’s United Strength).

About the book

August marks the anniversary of Makisawsaw: Recipes x Ideas (edited by Mabi David and Karla Rey, listed on CNN Philippines’ “The best Filipino books of the 2010s”). Critically and commercially lauded, it wanted to offer another way of looking at our food—one that goes beyond personal preference and is shaped by economic, social, and political pressures that affect everyone. Put together after the violent dispersal of NutriAsia workers fighting for their labor rights, part of the sales of the book helped to raise bail funds in solidarity with the NutriAsia workers.

Like the inaugural book, Makisawsaw Recipes x Ideas: Community Gardens Edition continues the conversation surrounding the food we eat, in the context of solidarity with the urban poor and small farmers. Recognizing the power of food to bridge differences, and inspired by the dream of making ecological and biodiverse food gardens as common as sari-sari stores, the book features 70+ healthy, delicious, plant-based recipes that invite you to eat and act in solidarity—from the garden to the kitchen.

Our partner communities for Food Today, Food Tomorrow
Chefs, cooks, and editors meeting for the next Makisawsaw book


“Our vision for this cookbook is to advance solidarity with the urban poor and smallholder farmers during these times of precarity and hunger. In it, we connect chefs and cooks, urban poor growers, small farmers, community workers, food justice activists, and healers and restorers of many kinds.

Together, we share our collective collaboration through simple, delicious plant-based recipes, along with the stories behind them—both in what we dream, and what we demand. This book is at once founded on solidarity and community care, and is itself an emergence of it: A plurality of agents. A site of refusal and resistance.”

—Introduction to the Makisawsaw Recipes x Ideas: Community Gardens Edition

List of contributors, editors, and publisher:

Allan Briones
Asha Peri
Astig Vegan
Cara Tang
Carissa Pobre
Carlos Villaflor
Chele Gonzales
Donna Arroco
Elina Mendoza
Gantala Press
Genevieve Iñumerable
Greenspace PH
Gertrudes Olaer
Gretchen Consunji-Lim
Ilang-Ilang Quijano
Jen Horn
Joyce Santos
Jordy Navarra
Karla Rey
Kevin Uy
Laila Espital
Lea Co
Mabi David
MASIPAG
Margarita Forés
Nona D. Andaya-Castillo
Odessa Lopez
Rap Cristobal
Tey Lopez
Toyo Eatery
Urban Green Communes
Worth The Health (WTH) Foods: Stephen Co, Ian Bernardo, Mc Briones

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