I didn’t have to say it out loud, but I grew up clearly learning that the way to a man’s heart is food. I come from a long line of very good cooks, particularly of Chinese cuisine. My mom is the queen in our kitchen, and she has this strong ability to know the ingredients and cooking method used upon tasting food—well, more or less. That was one of the reasons why my dad married her, and it is no secret. 😀

On the flip side, I find it tedious and hard to prepare meals, especially when the recipe requires fine-chopping of vegetables and prepping food for a very long period of time. Just as my mom regards the details of the “technical stuff” that I deal with in my profession as abstruse, to me, the fussy part of cooking does not seem enjoyable. I’m sure that this rings true to other busy individuals in this generation as well, mostly if not with the help of kitchen appliances and some tricks.

I guess this is where high-quality kitchen appliances come to the rescue. 🙂

To showcase the use of these kitchen appliances, Yummy Magazine, the number 1 food magazine in the Philippines, and Kitchenaid premium kitchen appliances teamed up for the 2nd mouthwatering Cooking Demo, with one of the country’s most sought-after chefs and the COO and Head Instructor at the Centre for Asian Culinary Studies, Chef Gino Gonzalez, held at the Enderun Amphitheatre in Taguig City.

Since I attended another food event prior, I came a bit late for the cooking demo introduction where avid Yummy magazine readers and food fanatics made three delicious recipes using KitchenAid appliances. The materials and ingredients used were laid out on the tables outside, so I was still able to take some photos.

Yummy Magazine x KitchenAid Side Bar Recipes

The Kitchenaid 13-Cup Food Processor was perfect for making Tinapa Pate. The Hand Mixer made it really easy to make a creamy layered dessert called Ube Keso Trifle, while the 5-Speed Hand Blender created an amazingly refreshing and smooth Mango Lychee Smoothie.

Pinoy-themed Cooking Demo by Chef Gino Gonzalez

Chef Gino performed three recipes plus one original Yummy recipe that can be found in the official Yummy website:

1. Asadong Vaca

2. Henyo’s Lumpia

3. Salted Caramel Panna Cotta

4. Homemade Fishballs with Five-Spice Sauce

Wrap Up

Thanks to Yummy Magazine’s invitation, I had this opportunity and experience of attending a real-time cooking demo in a fine classroom setup. Unlike instructions shown on TV and magazine articles, this live event allowed us to smell, touch, and taste the food as well as see it prepared. Getting exposed to new methods and ingredients and noting culinary techniques from the expert himself summed up to a good sense of adventure.

with Chef Gino

If you’re an avid Yummy reader looking to join in future Yummy events, follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Check out their website for more scrumptious recipes! 🙂

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31 Responses

  1. Joanne T Ferguson

    What a fun event that you got invited too! it is always great to attend demos like this as one can learn so many wonderful techniques and try some really unique foods! Events like this always inspire me to get back in my kitchen and try one or two of the recipes I have seen or tasted!

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  2. Kita

    I love seeing food up close in personal. I get tired of watching it on my tv I need hands on demonstrations so I can smell the food and normally something like this they give you a taste test too

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yeah, what’s also good is that you can ask questions about anything right after every recipe is done. Knowing just how to do recipes can be inspiring and you gain confidence by learning the tips and tricks right in front of you.

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  3. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    You always showcase some of the best places to eat and the most fun food events. I would have loved to attend something like this. If I’m ever able to travel to your country, I’ll be using your blog as a road map of places to go.

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  4. Dogvills

    What a fun event! I rarely attend event invitations, but when I do, I make sure it’s a food event. I love watching the chefs prepare food right in front of me. All these foods they presented looked yummy!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      With a live cooking event like this, you get to meet others who are learning, or even have some wisdom to share, interact with like-minded folks and build community around something positive. The best part is the tasting session. 🙂

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Wow, seriously you must be God-sent. 🙂 I don’t like doing the prep work most of all but maybe if I have all the KitchenAid appliances and the fun attachments to aid with it, then I would gladly fulfill the part to try.

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  5. mr_jeng

    COOOOL!!! So tita knows how to cook… and I believe it runs in the blood diba?? soooo when namin matitikman ang luto mo sa KTG? hahaha Cheers dear

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Haha it comes with practice and sadly, I don’t have the time to experiment with food recipes to cook in the kitchen. Taga-kain lang, kaya nga KTG diba. lol. If someone would help me with the cutting and chopping of ingredients, okay pa. 😛

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yeah, but it was too bad that I arrived late and because of that, I did not stand a chance to be seated in front to have a closer look. Anyway, I got the recipes and I’m willing to try them out at home–with the help of my mom! 😛

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  6. Chantal

    This looks like it was an awesome event! I love all the new recipes to try out, they all look so delicious- I can’t decide where to start! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  7. Janine

    KitchenAid is also the equipment we used in our school. True, even if I’m an HRM grad, sometimes I find it tedious to cook. hahaha! It depends on my mood if I want to be in the kitchen or stay out in the kitchen, hehe

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      I think that if cooking or making people happy by preparing meals is really your passion, then you won’t find any trouble with it. 🙂 It’s best to cook when you’re in a good mood.

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  8. Krystal

    I just got my first Kitchenaid product. It was a mixer and I really love it. I can’t wait to cook with it every day! This event looks really fun. I do love a good cooking demo. I don’t get to go to many.

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  9. LaShawn

    This looks like an awesome event. I love my kitchen aid mixer! It’s my favorite kitchen appliance. I love all the new recipes you’ve given up to try out, but I really want to try the tinapa pate’!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      I also want to try that and all the recipes listed here. It’s great that you already have the KitchenAid mixer, as it’s something you can start with.

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  10. Bluedreamer27

    when I was not so busy.,. i really enjoyed watching different cooking shows (i remember being so addicted to Iron Chef and yung show sa QTV (now GMA News TV) na True Confections… I don’t cook but I want to see myself preparing my own meal someday hehe..feeling ko kapag meron akong kitchen aid tools na to parang professional na dating ko LOL
    Of course, aside from the desserts, I think I love the Lumpia dish the most ^_^

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Haha yup, mas nakakaexcite and engganyo magcook when you are armed with trusted materials in the kitchen. I also want to watch as many cooking shows to get me more inspired to fire up my cooking skills. 😛

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  11. Gagay

    I’m drooling with those really yummy platters served! And with those recipes, I must try the banopi pie.

    I actually am a Yummy.ph subscriber. In fact, I once won a pasta cooker from them. Unfortunately, I only have limited time spared from work. So basically, attending this kind of event is an X in my calendar even how eager I am to attend especially cake or baking stuff.

    Good that you have attended this one! Great job to Chef Gino!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yeah it’s fortunate that I had extra time to be present in the event and learned something new aside from visiting restaurants and reviewing food as usual. Wow, congrats for winning that one. Hopefully you have made good pasta with it. 🙂

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  12. Franc Ramon

    They have really unique foods here. All the creations looks presentable and delicious. I’m familiar with Enderun because it’s part of my hill loop when I train in McKinley.

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  13. geanine

    This looks like such a fun event! I love my Kitchenaid, and can’t find enough reasons to take it out of the cabinet. The recipes you shared sound easy enough to manage, and I can’t wait to give them a try.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Wow, it’s great that they look easy and manageable for you to try. I have to find more inspiration and guts to gather those ingredients and probably get my own appliances too. 🙂

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