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Paula was so inspired by her trip home in February 2006.  With a desire to preserve and share her culture, Paula wrote A Taste of Guam.  It was published by Infinity Publishing later that same year and republished in 2009 and 2012.  All the recipes include a short narrative:  something from a friend, a tip from grandma or a slice of history. This book is available on Amazon as a paperback  book and as a Kindle downloadable ebook.

Remember Guam is a collection of memories and recipes to warm your heart and lighten your spirit. This is a beautiful compilation of precious stories from folks who at one time or another, were on Guam, spanning across the oceans and across the generations.  This book also has 20 Guam recipes not found in A Taste of GuamRemember Guam is available as a paperback and via Amazon's Kindle Store.

Macarons Math, Science, and Art is your ultimate resource in successfully making beautiful and full French macaron cookies. It is a fun fusion of cookie-making magic and academics. If you are tired of feet-less, cracked, and hollow French macarons, Macarons Math, Science, and Art is the book you must have. The book is available as a paperback and as a Kindle downloadable ebook. 

Guam Food Yum is the official blog for PaulaQ, and has been the foodie's historical record since 2008. Here, you'll find posts on the uses of ingredients such as how Chamorros cook with pumpkin as well as research of Guam's food history including how guyuria came to be on Guam.  This is also where you'll find Guam Foodopedia -- a new dynamic collaborative of kitchen terms and Guam food history for all things Guam and CHamoru eats. It's an excellent resource of CHamoru food words such as how to spell baba -- to open something -- or is it båba, or ba'ba'? Find out here!

CONQUERED takes you back to Guam's liberation in 1944. The Japanese bombed and left Pearl Harbor, but several hours later, they bombed and occupied Guam, the only American soil to have been taken by the enemy. After almost three years of brutal occupation, on July 21, 1944, Guam’s liberation was imminent. Jesi, a native girl, would have suffered at the hands of the Japanese if not for Johan, a liberating American soldier bent on putting himself in harm’s way. Conquered is an erotic historical romance of a young woman and an embittered soldier. It’s a story about war, hope, faith, and love, and the spirit of the Chamorro people.

PaulaQ's Guam romance novels are steamy, complete with references to Guam food and full of Guam history, including a map of the time periods and a couple of Guam recipes. STORMED, the sequel to CONQUERED, takes place in 1992. Liz and Manny survived the ravages of Super Typhoon Omar, but can their love withstand the storms of life on Guam? STORMED is "...teeming with as much political unrest and protest as it is with an unlikely and irresistible romance between its two protagonists." STORMED is available on Amazon as a digital e-book and a paperback.

Paula is was the food columnist of Guam's local paper, the Pacific Daily News. Check out her monthly articles, in the print and online issues of the PDN, as she continues her quest into Guam food history, tying local CHamoru cuisine with cultures and food from around the world. Though Ancient CHamoru dishes have appeared to have survived through the over 450 years of colonization, modern CHamoru foods were influenced by Mexico, Spain, and the Philippines during Guam's Spanish colonial period. In recent history, Guam's culinary heritage also includes dishes and ingredients brought to the island by new waves of settlers from America and the rest of the world. 

For most things essential to PaulaQ's cooking, writing, gardening, and staying healthy, check out her Guam Mama Cooks's Amazon Store. There, you'll find Guam Food Essentials, Going to Guam Must Haves, Essential Baking Tools, Cool Cooking Tools, Food Preservation Essentials, Macaron Baking Essentials, Romance Writing Guides,  Food Photo-Video Essentials, and items for The Healthy Islander. As an Amazon Associate, PaulaQ does earn a small commission from your purchase, but it does not change the price you pay.

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Effective March 2021, PaulaQ will begin replacing Canola and vegetable/seed oils in recipes with pure lard from Reverence Farm, and organic coconut oil. In addition, beef, pork, and poultry products will be sourced from Reverence Farm in Graham, NC. 



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© Copyright Paula Quinene. Check out Guam cookbooks and Chamorro cookbooks, A Taste of Guam and Remember Guam, for more Guamanian recipes and Chamorro recipes that are tested, tried and true. Get Macarons Math, Science, and Art, for foolproof macaron recipes and techniques. Enjoy a Guam romance novel in Conquered. Most photos courtesy Paula and Edward Quinene.