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
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