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Bold Fork Summer Bake Club: MAYUMU by Abi Balingit

Bold Fork Summer Bake Club: MAYUMU by Abi Balingit

    June 19, 2024 @ 07:00pm

    Join us for the June meeting of the BOLD FORK SUMMER BAKE CLUB!

    Here’s how it works: everyone will prepare a dish from MAYUMU (a couple of days after you sign up, you’ll have access to a spreadsheet where attendees list their chosen dishes.)

    Then we’ll gather in the shop and share a feast! We’ll talk through the process of procuring ingredients, challenges and unexpected pleasures of the cooking process and many other things related to MAYUMU. If you purchase a copy of the book from us with your ticket, you can come pick it up in the store, or have it shipped for an additional cost.

    Please note: because of the high demand of this event, we will not be able to process refunds.


    A sweet baking book of fantastically imaginative remixed Filipino American dessert recipes, plus essays on the Filipino American experience by baker-fundraiser Abi Balingit.

    When the pandemic started her lonely work-from-home life in 2020, Abi Balingit channeled all her energy into the one thing that brought her joy: baking. In her tiny, dimly lit, shared kitchen, she produced hundreds of “pasalubong” (souvenir) boxes filled with especially creative treats that blended the Filipino treats and Western style baked goods she grew up with. Each time, she’d sell out within hours and donated the proceeds to support her community in need.

    Now Abi shares some of these cult-favorite desserts with Mayumu (which means “sweet” in one of the 8 major languages in Philippines), an incredibly fresh baking book of 75 recipes that span from the never-before-seen, incredibly inventive flavor combinations. Throughout, essays following Abi’s heritage and self-discovery introduce the flavors and experiences that have shaped her life, from visiting the motherland and her parents’ birthplace in Pampanga, Philippines, to California where she grew up and went to school, to her now home Brooklyn, NY. This beautiful book is a celebration of the Filipino American experience, perfect for home bakers wanting both nostalgic and excitingly new recipes.


    Abi Balingit is the young, energetic Filipino American woman behind the blog, The Dusky Kitchen. She made waves during the pandemic by selling pasalubong (which means souvenir in Tagolog) treat boxes filled with incredibly imaginative Filipino-inspired desserts and donating the proceeds to help those impacted by COVID-19 and has been covered by Thrillist, Eater, Bon Appetit, Food52, TimeOut, VICE, and more. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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