Elizabeth Ann Besa-Quirino

Elizabeth Ann Besa-Quirino is a New Jersey-based award-winning journalist, food writer, cookbook author, and memoirist. Previously a college professor and advertising creative director, Elizabeth develops recipes centered on Filipino home cooking on her website, The Quirino Kitchen. Elizabeth Ann was born in the Philippines, and raised in Tarlac, a province on the main island of Luzon which saw significant hardship during the Japanese occupation during WWII. Her writing is inspired by stories of her mother’s courage and heroism in the face of insurmountable obstacles. Her most recent work is Every Ounce of Courage: A Daughter’s Reflections On Her Mother’s Bravery.

Elizabeth  Ann Besa-Quirino