CSEAS core faculty Catherine Ceniza Choy is the co-editor, with Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, of the Brill book series Gendering the Trans-Pacific World. The latest volume of their book series is a much anticipated reprinting of the seminal book on Filipino food by the late Doreen G. Fernandez, Tikim: Essays on Philippine Food and Culture. The reprinting includes a new editor's preface by Prof. Choy. She was quoted in a 2019 New York Times article highlighting the legacy and influence of Doreen Fernandez on Philippine cuisine.
A book event celebrating the new publication was held on February 18, 2020, co-sponsored by the Center for Southeast Asia Studies and the Department of Ethnic Studies. The discussion featured remarks by Aileen Suzara of Sariwa Kitchen, a chef and educator who contributed the foreward to the new book; by Prof. Choy, the series editor; and by Diana Halog of the Filipina Food Lab.