Doreen Fernandez

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Doreen Gamboa Fernandez was a noted teacher, writer, cultural historian, and scholar who wrote extensively about Philippine theater and Filipino cuisine. Born on 28 October 1934 to Aguinaldo Severino Gamboa of Silay, Negros Oriental and Alicia Lucero Gamboa of Cabanatuan, Nueva Viscaya, she died on June 24, 2004 in Los Angeles due to complications of diabetes.[1]


She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree major in English and History in 1967 from St. Scholastica's College, Manila. She completed her Master of Arts degree major in English Literature (1965) and Ph.D. in Literature (1976) from the Ateneo de Manila University.

Newspaper columns[edit]


  • The Iloilo Zarzuela, 1903-1930 (1978) [2]
  • Contemporary Theater Arts: Asia and the United States (1984) [3]
  • Sarap: Essays on Philippine Food (1988) [4]
  • Lasa: A Guide to 100 Restaurants (1989) [5]
  • Kinilaw: A Philippine Cuisine of Freshness (1991)[6]
  • Tikim: Essays on Philippine Food and Culture (1994)[7]
  • Palabas (1997)
  • Fruits of the Philippines (1997)
  • Palayok: Philippine Food Through Time, on Site, in the Pot (2000)


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  2. ^ Doreen Fernandez (1978). The Iloilo Zarzuela: 1903-1930. Ateneo de Manila University Press. 
  3. ^ Doreen Fernandez; Philippine-American Educational Foundation; American Studies Association of the Philippines; United States Information Service (1984). Contemporary theater arts: Asia and the United States. New Day Publishers. ISBN 978-971-10-0158-2. 
  4. ^ Doreen Fernandez; Edilberto N. Alegre (1988). Sarap: Essays on Philippine Food. Mr. & Ms. Publishing Company. ISBN 978-971-91137-0-6. 
  5. ^ Doreen Fernandez; Edilberto N. Alegre; Urban Food Foundation (1989). Lasa: a guide to 100 restaurants. Urban Food Foundation. 
  6. ^ Edilberto N. Alegre; Doreen Fernandez (1991). Kinilaw: A Philippine Cuisine of Freshness. Bookmark. ISBN 978-971-569-014-0. 
  7. ^ Doreen Fernandez (1994). Tikim: Essays on Philippine Food and Culture. Anvil Pub. ISBN 978-971-27-0383-6. 

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