Press and Awards

June 2024

The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) featured Elizabeth Ann Quirino in the Members’ Newsletter.

May 2024

Elizabeth Ann Quirino was interviewed on the Podcast of Seafood City Supermarket’s The Filipino Food Channel on YouTube to commemorate Memorial Day and Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI). Conversation was about her history and food memoir Every Ounce of Courage: A Daughter’s Reflections On Her Mother’s Bravery.

March 2024

Elizabeth Ann Quirino was a guest presenter during the First International Conference on Kapampangan Cuisine and Food Tourism, Angeles, Pampanga, Philippines.

Seafood City’s The History of Adobo with Elizabeth Ann Quirino – YouTube video

Simply Recipes featured the Chicken Adobo recipe of Elizabeth Ann Quirino

February 2023

Simply Recipes featured the Chicken Adobo recipe of Elizabeth Ann Quirino. Click here.

January 2023

Renowned Philippine Chef Claude Tayag launched his The Ultimate Filipino Adobo: Stories through the Ages, and mentioned Elizabeth Ann Quirino’s Adobong Puti and Adobong Dilaw. Read the news feature via ABS-CBN News here.

Chef Claude Tayag launched The Ultimate Adobo Book, and mentioned Elizabeth Ann Quirino’s Adobong Puti and Adobong Dilaw.
Simply Recipes featured the Cassava Cake recipe and story by Elizabeth Ann Quirino

Click here to read the complete article on Simply Recipes.

December 2022

Serious Eats on Filipino Food 101 – mentioned Elizabeth Ann Quirino

November 2022

The popular podcast Women Beyond A Certain Age featured Food-Family-Love with Betty Ann Quirino, who shared 2 holiday recipes. Listen here.

Food-Family-Love with Betty Ann Quirino on Women Beyond A Certain Age Podcast with Denise Vivaldo and Cindie Flannigan

June 2022

Philippine Star columnist Chef Claude Tayag featured Elizabeth Ann Quirino’s Adobo with Turmeric in his series Around The World In Filipino Adobos 

May 2022 featured Elizabeth Ann Quirino’s as one of the Best 30 Asian American Blogs & Websites in 2022.

Check it out here. 

April 2022

The Halo-Halo Review, a literary collection of book reviews of Filipino authors featured

Elizabeth Ann Quirino’s review of Bren Bataclan’s FE, a graphic memoir.

April 2022

Chef Claude Tayag’s Adobo feature series in The Philippine Star – Food Lifestyle section featured

the White Adobo story behind the cookbook recipe of Elizabeth Ann Quirino. 

December 2021

The Halo-Halo Review by Eileen Tabios, a literary review of books by Filipino authors and artists featured Elizabeth Ann Quirino and her My Mother’s Philippine Recipes Cookbook. 

Read it here.

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Cook With Books Webinar hosted by Positively Filipino, was a roundtable conversation of the newest batch of Filipino cookbook authors from around the world.

Elizabeth Ann Quirino was moderator. 

Watch the video here >>

May 2021

In celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month, the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance (NYWCA)

featured Elizabeth Ann Quirino in a cooking demo from her cookbook recipes, 

with Chef Sara Moulton as moderator.

May 2021

Author Conversation with Terra Kelly and Elizabeth Ann Quirino

to celebrate Asian America Pacific Islander Heritage Month

March 2021

DILL Magazine featured the Putong Puti  classic recipe of Elizabeth Ann Quirino, made with galapong. This accompanied the article The Chronicle of Puto by Paola Paska.

March 2021

Elizabeth Ann Quirino was a cooking demo guest on the Filipino American Mentoring (FAM) Workshop of Sacramento, CA, to 

share how to make Filipino Polvoron + 2 different flavor varieties. 

March 2021

The Talk with Rose Tibayan

Along with guest speaker General Tony Taguba, chairman of, families of Filipino WW2 vets who fought to defend the United States

discussed the long road to recognition for the veterans in their families. Elizabeth Ann Quirino was a guest panelist on the topic.  

She talked about her mother, Lourdes “Lulu” Reyes Besa, Filipina recipient of the United States Medal of Freedom, who aided American and Filipino POWs

during WWII, while searching for her missing brother Willy Reyes, a POW at Camp O’Donnell.

February 2021

Elizabeth Ann Quirino, author and food journalist, was a guest panelist  on The Talk with Rose Tibayan.

An in-depth discussion of the award-winning novel The Mango Bride with author Marivi Soliven Blanco.

January 2021

Elizabeth Ann Besa-Quirino was one of the contributors to the cookbook The Adobo Chronicles: A Collection of Unique Adobo Recipes and Candied Essays on the Filipino Adobo,

published by the Negros Cultural Foundation (Bacolod, Philippines). This is a collection of treasured adobo family recipes and essays by chefs, authors, writers, and adobo aficionados. Read more about the cookbook here on Positively Filipino online magazine’s book review here. 

December 2020 

Grateful and honored. Elizabeth Ann Quirino was included by in the “17 Inspiring Quotes to Motivate Writers and Editors” round up. READ the story here. 

October 2020

Elizabeth Ann Quirino won 2 Plaridel Writing Awards and 1 Honorable Mention from the Phil-American Press Club in San Francisco, CA.

Best Tourism Feature: Food Historian Ige Ramos, Serves Cavite’s Unsung Cuisine via Positively Filipino magazine.

Best Personal Essay: Last Christmas via Positively Filipino magazine.

Best Food Story, Honorable Mention: Stop and Smell the Power of Filipino Cooking via Positively Filipino magazine.

October 2020

To commemorate Filipino American History Month, the People’s Poet Podcast, hosted by Tony Robles, author and poet,

interviewed Grace Talusan, author of The Body Papers memoir and myself.

Honored and grateful. Click link here to YouTube video.

For Filipino American History Month, Elizabeth Ann Quirino was a guest on the People’s Poet Podcast, hosted by Tony Robles, author and poet.

Click here to watch the YouTube video.

May 2020

The Straits Times featured Elizabeth Ann Quirino in the article “Seven Breads Around The World”

March 2020

Dianne Jacob, bestselling author of Will Write For Food, and writing teacher, included Elizabeth Ann Quirino’s link on writing for a living in her newsletter “25 Irresistible Links for Food Writers and Bloggers” 

Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, bestselling author, invited Elizabeth Ann Quirino for a guest post blog recipe, on Filipino comfort food.

February 2020

Writer CEO, an author’s platform featured Betty Ann Quirino, as she traced her writing career from an Ad Agency Copywriter to her niche as a Filipino food writer in the write-up: Can You Make a Living in Food Writing and Cookbooks?

December 2019

Food 52 feature on The Vegan History of Jackfruit by Pat Tanumihardja

cited Elizabeth Ann Quirino as a resource for uses of langka (jackfruit) in Philippine cooking.

Top Stories of 2019  on Positively Filipino, the premiere online magazine

Elizabeth Ann Quirino’s feature on Panlasang Pinoy’s Vanjo Merano was one of the

Top 10 Stories of 2019 on Positively Filipino, the online magazine for Filipinos in the diaspora.

November 2019

Guest on the Podcast: The Heritage Cookbook Project, Episode 13

October 2019

#Filipino-American Book Festival in San Francisco, CA organized by the  PAWA Philippine-America Writers and Artists

Participated in the panel: HOTP Hot Off The Press Literary Readings

Panel speaker, New Trends In Filipino Cuisine: Re-creation Without Compromise

October 2019

Plaridel Award 2019, Excellence in Journalism for Best Tourism Feature

Plaridel Award 2019, Merit Award, Best Food Story, 

Plaridel Award 2019, Merit Award, Best Personal Essay, “War and Forgiveness”

October 2019

Guest on the Podcast: Podcast Episode 37

October 2019, a global site of authors, featured Elizabeth Ann Quirino’s essay “Writing For Small Markets Gives You Power”

August 2019’s 10 Best Green Beans Filipino Recipes included’s recipe for Pancit Bihon Guisado 

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March 2019 was named one of the Top 66 Food Blogs to Improve Your Instant Pot Game


March 10, 2019

Angry Asian Man blog mentioned and linked to Elizabeth Ann Quirino’s essay I Will Never Be As Brave As My Mother ( :

“Recently, Elizabeth Ann Quirino discovered that during World War II, her mother Lourdes “Lulu” Reyes Besa risked her life to sneak medicine to prisoners of war in concentration camps in the Philippines.”  Click link here.

October 2018

Elizabeth Ann Quirino won 2 Plaridel Awards for excellence in journalism:

Best Food Story, Merit Award: Savoring Hidden Flavors of the Philippine Kitchen,, December, 5, 2017

Best Tourism Feature Story: Tupig From Tarlac,, August 2017

*These were the 5th and 6th journalism awards that Elizabeth Ann Quirino has received.

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December 2017

FOOD Magazine Philippines (ABS-CBN Publishing Inc.) featured the new My Mother’s Philippine Recipes Cookbook by Elizabeth Ann Besa-Quirino in the publication’s holiday issue 2017.[clearfix]

December 2017

One Can Never Have Enough Filipino Food” — Positively Filipino‘s book review of Elizabeth Ann Quirino’s two cookbooks.

December 2017

Eat Your Books featured My Mother’s Philippine Recipes Cookbook in the Ultimate Gift Guide for the Cookbook Collector[clearfix]

December 2017

The Smithsonian APA featured My Mother’s Philippine Recipes Cookbook by Elizabeth Ann Besa-Quirino on the Asian Authors Holiday Gift Guide

December 2017

PBS Food Great Holiday Cookie Exchange featured Betty Ann’s Pan de San Nicolas Cookie[clearfix]

November 22, 2017

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October 24, 2017

“My Mother’s Philippine Recipes Cookbook” was included in Eat Your Books October Roundup of new cookbooks for fall 2017.[clearfix]

October 5, 2017

Plaridel Awards 2017 for Journalism Excellence

Elizabeth Ann Quirino won 2 Plaridel Awards for articles which published on Positively Filipino :

Best Profile Writing – “Watch Out World Tanya Maynigo Loucks, Creator of Healthy Craft Kombucha”

Best Food Story – “Food for the Memory”

The journalism awards were given by the Philippine American Press Club at the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco, CA.

These were the 4th Plaridel journalism awards Ms. Quirino has received.

August 7, 2017

Google Philippines

Google Philippines featured the blog post of “Pan de San Nicolas” by Betty Ann Quirino as part of the 365-digital campaign about the Philippines.

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Listen to Exploring Filipino Kitchens podcast interview of Betty Ann Quirino on Filipino home cooking and culture

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March 2017

Illustrado Magazine features Betty Ann Quirino, Asian Journalist in America
March 2017

Betty Ann Quirino: An Asian Journalist in America
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November 12, 2016

St. Paul University honors Alumna and Son

Elizabeth Ann Besa-Quirino, AB Comm. Arts ’77, author and writer, was awarded her second Plaridel Award, Honorable Mention, an excellence in Filipino-American journalism award given by the Philippine-American Press Club (San Francisco, California) on 7 October 2016 in the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco, CA. (read article)

October 7, 2016

My Tarlac Lights Up the World with Belenismo' which published on Positively Filipino

Elizabeth Ann Quirino was awarded her second Plaridel Award, Honorable Mention, an excellence in Filipino-American journalism award given by the Philippine American Press Club (San Francisco, CA) last October 7, 2016. She won for “Best Tourism Feature” for her article ‘My Tarlac Lights Up the World with Belenismo‘ which published on Positively Filipino.

Feb. 29, 2016

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Balitang New York featured the book launch of “Statesman and Survivor Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of the Philippines” held at the Philippine Consulate General NY led by Consul General Mario L. De Leon Jr.
Elizabeth Ann Quirino co-authored the history book with Elpidio P. Quirino and Constante G. Quirino.
 Jan. 22, 2016

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The Daily Meal featured Betty Ann Quirino and AsianInAmericaMag on “Blogger Spotlight”.

Dec. 30, 2015

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Three out of the 10 Top Stories of 2015 were written by Elizabeth Ann Quirino, correspondent of Positively Filipino.

December 2015

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Illustrado Magazine’s “In Search for Stories” featured Elizabeth Ann Quirino in this write up about global Filipino journalists and media influencers.

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Sept. 16, 2015

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Elizabeth Ann Quirino was named Correspondent for Positively Filipino, the premiere global online magazine celebrating Filipinos

May 25, 2015

FOODMagazineElizabethAnnQuirinoFeatureMay2015FOOD Magazine’s “Hot 20” List included Elizabeth Ann Besa-Quirino, recognizing 20 people in the culinary industry who made a difference in the Philippines and abroad by spreading the word about Filipino cuisine, heritage and culture.  Food Magazine May 2015 (published by ABS-CBN Inc.)

April 17, 2015

Curated website Foodiecrush featured on their weekly Friday Faves  “How to make Mango Chutney” from this blog.

January 2015

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Elizabeth Ann Quirino’s heart-tugging article about her mom,  “Lulu’s Fifty-Peso Christmas Gift” made it to the ‘Top 10 Stories of 2014 in Positively Filipino, the online global magazine based in San Francisco, CA.

 January 2015

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The Huffington Post HuffPostTaste featured ‘Asian In America’s’ Japanese Eggplant Tempura in this round up of tempura recipes:

December 2014

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Cookies for Kids’ Cancer” site thanked Betty Ann Quirino of the blog Asian In America for participating in this year’s fundraising event when she baked cookies in partnership with OXO baking tools.

October 2014

Elizabeth Ann Quirino, contributor for Positively Filipino, was nominated for the Plaridel Awards 2014 in California. The Philippine-American Press Club (PAPC) in San Francisco annually honors Phil-Am journalists in the USA for excellence in writing.

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July 10, 2014 The Asian Journal cited Elizabeth Ann Quirino as a 2013 Plaridel Award Winner, First Prize, Outstanding Food Story

   Nov. 13, 2013

BlogHer Home featured how bloggers like Betty Ann Quirino used their social media influence for fundraising efforts of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)

victims in the Philippines.

Plaridel Awards IIFirst Prize, Plaridel Award Winner for Outstanding Food Story – Awarded by the Philippine-American Press Club (San Francisco, California, Oct. 2013)

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Outstanding Food Story, First Prize Winner was Elizabeth Ann Quirino, for “A Hundred Mangoes in a Bottle” (essay was also 2nd prize, Doreen Gamboa Fernandez Food Writing Award)

The Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) awarded Elizabeth Ann Quirino as one of the “100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World” (October 26, 2013)

Food Mag feature on BAQ - Dec-Jan 2014 Issue

FOOD Magazine (ABS-CBN) the Philippines largest culinary magazine honored Betty Ann Quirino, a regular USA contributor for her award from the FWN ” 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World” . December – January 2014 Holiday issue.

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November 14, 2013
Asian In Americamag’s feature of ‘Tulong-Tulong sa Pilipinas’ Purple Yam NYC Fundraiser Brunch was on 8List, a guide to fundraisers for Typhoon Haiyan.

Gourmet Garden

Gourmet Garden picked Betty Ann Quirino’s recipe for Beef and Sugar Snap Peas Stir Fry a Winner in the Weeknight Savior Recipe Contest (October 2013)

Make Good Money with MalunggayAugust 31, 2013
‘Malunggay Queso Muffins’ contributed by Elizabeth Besa-Quirino in this best-selling cookbook “How to Make Good Money with Malunggay” by Chefs Day Salonga and Mon Urbano,
Edited by Nancy Reyes Lumen (Anvil Publishing, Philippines).
Since the book launched in 2013, it has consistently been on the National Bookstore Top 10 Bestseller list.

August 31, 2013
AsianInAmericaBakelessSweetsCookbook“Champorado evokes many memories for every Filipino, says Elizabeth Besa Quirino, a Filipina food writer and blogger (at Nothing else fills the belly and warms the heart like a thick rice porridge with sweet coconut flavors, robust chocolate and sugar.” — as mentioned in the cookbook ‘ Bakeless Sweets: Pudding, Panna Cotta, Fluff, Icebox Cake and More No-Bake Desserts’ by Faith Durand.

June 26, 2013

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In her blog, Monica Bhide features Elizabeth Ann’s Chinese cabbage chicken rolls in curry coconut broth.



February 18, 2013

Stir Fried Beef with Green BeansElizabeth Ann’s Stir-fried Beef with Green Beans

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December 2012

Elizabeth Ann’s Pan de San Nicolas cookies

Blogger Spotlight on Elizabeth Ann Besa Quirino

Honey_Ridge_Farms_bloggerspotlightDecember 2012 newsletter features Elizabeth and Asian in America

November 5, 2012

Los Angeles Times article features Elizabeth and her savory soup recipe.

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September 2012 issue features Betty Ann Quirino!

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Ten Years of the Doreen Gamboa Fernandez Food Writing Awards

A Hundred Mangoes in a Bottle” by Elizabeth Ann Quirino, won 2nd Prize in the ‘Doreen Gamboa Fernandez Food Writing Award 2012′ and was featured in the book ‘SAVOR THE WORD’, a collection of 10 years of award winning essays. Edited by Michaela Fenix, Maya Besa Roxas, Felice Prudente Sta. Maria, with recipes by Mol Fernando. Published by ANVIL PUBLISHING

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May 2012 article announcing the 2012 DGF Food Writing Award Winners. (Click logo to view article)

Honoring Doreen’s Legacy – June 18, 2012 (Click logo to view article)

NY Times Diner’s Journal – July 9, 2012

Asian In America : A succulent, sweet-picy-smoky take on grilled pork shoulder, from the Philippines. With garlic fried rice, my idea of a great side dish.”  – Julia Moskin


August 12, 2011

Elizabeth’s post on Jennifer Perillo’s special recipe for Chocolate-covered Peanut Butter Pie, a favorite of her late husband, Mikey.

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