Filipinos in the Philippines and around the world love to cook, eat and serve good food. Food is seen as symbolic of the good life. Even the simplest reason for celebrating is used to gather and feast on the most sumptuous dishes. Relatives and friends are always welcome to share in famous Filipino food or pagkaing Pinoy recipes. Fortunately, it is now easy for any Filipino or non-Filipino living in the Philippines or in any other country of the world to find Filipino food recipes online by simply gaining access to the www.lutong bahay.com website. Downloading is also quick with a working internet connection as long as one does not mistake lutong pinoy.com for the www.lutong bahay.com website.
A comprehensive and extensive presentation of Pilipino cuisine is made at the www.lutong bahay.com website, with many categories of Filipino lutong bahay foods including dishes for daily cooking and fiesta specialties for special gatherings. This covers Pinoy breakfast recipes, viands or lutong ulam recipes, and snacks or merienda recipes. The free recipes are made even more enticing when they are paired with pictures from the Philippines.
Many years of exposure to various cultural influences in history has enriched Philippine society and culture, including Filipino or Pinoy cooking and resulting in a huge number of Filipino dishes. Malays, Chinese, Spaniards and Americans are among the major contributors to Filipino culture and cuisine. Although cooking in those olden times were done in a palayok or earthen pot over wood fed fires, the style of cooking has evolved as generations passed. The traditional Philippine or Pilipino foods recipes have also changed as each family made its own improvements on them. This is how the current Filipino cuisine has been developed.
All these are being added to the online collection of lutong Pinoy free recipes or lutong bahay free recipes from the Philippines, where one can find the best healthy and easy Filipino foods recipes. Mga lutong Pinoy or lutong Pilipino are Filipino phrases that mean Filipino cooking while mga lutong bahay or lutuing bahay are Filipino phrases that mean home cooked food. They also include Mama Sita recipes where ready mixes are used in making traditional Filipino recipes.
The lutong Pinoy menu can be kept always fresh with new combinations of Ilocano, Pampanga, Tagalog and Visayan foods, dishes and recipes as well as other regional foods. Among the Filipino food recipes one can include in a menu are the Batangas bulalo recipe of Batangas province, the pigar pigar recipe of Dagupan, Pangasinan, the pancit chami recipe of Lucena, Quezon; fish and seafood dishes like the seafood kare kare recipe, the sweet and sour lapu – lapu recipe, the Spanish sardines recipe, the rellenong pusit recipe, the crab Maritess recipe and the ginataang tilapia recipe; and vegetable dishes like sinigang sa bayabas, sinigang sa miso, ginisang togue or a saluyot recipe.
There are many more free Filipino recipes to find at www.lutong bahay.com, including a Jollibee style spaghetti recipe, siopao sauce recipe, hopia recipe, sylvanas recipe and best ube chiffon cake recipe. Also at the site are articles on food such as the article on the Lanzones Festival 2010.