HRN Hall of Fame: Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan

photo by J Dago Santos

Nominated by: HRN Office

Amy Besa and her husband, chef Romy Dorotan, have done so much to promote and preserve the traditions of Filipino food. They’re 24-year veterans of the New York restaurant business, initially with Cendrillon, a Filipino, Pan-Asian place in Soho, then at Purple Yam in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. A Purple Yam Malate, their first branch in the Philippines, opened in 2014, in Amy’s childhood home in one of the oldest historical districts of Manila. The duo also co-authored the cookbook, Memories of Philippine Kitchens, the recipient of the Jane Grigson Award for distinguished scholarship, research, and the quality of its writing, by International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) in 2007.

Appearances on HRN:

The Main Course: Filipino Cuisine And Culture With Amy Besa
The Main Course: Amy Besa, Romy Dorotan, Haegeen Kim, Cesare Casella & Taylor Boeticher
The Main Course: Filipino Cuisine And Culture With Amy Besa
The Main Course: Amy Besa, Romy Dorotan, Haegeen Kim, Cesare Casella & Taylor Boeticher
Food Talk With Mike Colameco: Greek Wines & The Philippines
The Main Course: Thomas Odermatt, Danny Williamson, & Filipino Chefs’ Week
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