Anvil Books named Best on Food and Professions

TWO ANVIL BOOKS were among the winners in the 37th National Book Awards, chosen by the National Book Development Board (NDBD) and the Manila Critics Circle (MCC). The awarding was held last November 24, 2018 at the auditorium of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Manila.

“Feast With Me” by Stephanie Zubiri and “The Philippines Towards Resilient Cities and Communities” by Felino Palafox, Jr. were judged the best in their categories ‘Best Book on Food’ and ‘Best Book on Professions,’ respectively.

[© @apasionflores’ instagram: @anvilpublishing is very proud of our National Book Awards winners @stephaniezubiri and Architect Jun Palafox. @anikins and I feel like winners, too,]
Feast With Me
by Stephanie Zubiri

Savor the flavors of Europe and Asia’s sides of the world with Feast with Me, by writer, TV host, entrepreneur and chef Stephanie Zubiri Crespi. Start your day with a relaxing Parisian breakfast; indulge in flavorful Moroccan and Filipino lunch, take a quick Mediterranean merienda and munch on Spanish tapas; and bask in the company of family and friends with homey Italian dishes and exotic Vietnamese and Indian meals for dinner. Feast with Me is nothing short of a sumptuous feast for the senses.


The Philippines Towards Resilient Cities and Communities
by Felino Palafox Jr.

A shared understanding of our cities’ strengths, weaknesses, and potentials can help in formulating transformative strategic plans and policies for disaster and risk reduction. Whether you are an architect, planner, government official, local expert, or an ordinary citizen—we all need to work together to build a brighter future for our communities.


Photos by Ani Habulan

The annual National Book Awards is a project of the National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Manila Critics Circle. It is distinguished as a major Philippine literary award as it pays tribute to excellent books written, designed, edited, and published in the Philippines.

These award-winning Anvil titles are available in National Book Store, Powerbooks branches and online at or

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners!