- Marvin is the author of two Filipino cookbooks: The Adobo Road Cookbook and Pulutan! Filipino Bar Bites, Appetizers and Street Eats.
- Marvin was a founder of Los Angeles’ first Filipino food truck, The Manila Machine.
- Marvin is a Certified Cicerone® with expertise in beer and food pairings.
Marvin Gapultos is the creator of the celebrated food blog Burnt Lumpia, founder of Los Angeles’ first Filipino food truck The Manila Machine, and author of two cookbooks: The Adobo Road Cookbook and Pulutan! Filipino Bar Bites, Appetizers and Street Eats. Marvin's singular passion in promoting the food of the Philippines has made him one of the leading voices on Filipino cuisine.
No stranger to pairing good food with good drinks, Marvin has developed recipes and written about breweries, bars, and cocktails for Serious Eats and The Kitchn, among others. As a Certified Cicerone®, Marvin combines his love of craft beer with his passion for Filipino food.
Marvin is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, and a Minor in Professional Writing.
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