The Filipino food culture is so diverse, with a very colorful history indeed, that there’s more than meets the eye.
Next to Baguio, Chef Sandy Daza’s adventure in Iloilo and Guimaras unearths the islands’ best kept secrets. The Ilonggo cooking lexicon teems with age-old words. We will get to feast our eyes on a traditional tabuan fare, prepared by Chef Tibong Jardeleza, and get to know what KBL means to Ilonggos.
On the other side of centuries-old recipes that give prominence and so much character to Ilonggo food, individual creative ingenuity lends additional life to the local food scene. Take the case of batchoy, no two names are the same.
FoodPrints Iloilo and Gumaras will surely excite the foodie in you. April 19 and 26 (Sundays) at 8 PM on the Lifestyle Network.
You will come across pastries with names like hojaldres, kinamonsil, rosquetes, biscocho principe, bañadas, biscocho de caña, everlasting, etc..
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Did you watch the FoodPrints Christmas Special on LN last Monday? December 8 (tomorrow) is the continuation of the holiday edition. It really felt a lot different watching the show on TV than when we were working behind the scenes. There is that sense of pride somehow ‘coz nothing’s adulterated or staged. Everything’s just so spontaneous. Chef Sandy is naturally as pleasant as he is on TV.
The FoodPrints Christmas Special Part 2 includes Sandy’s sweet seven, cooking time with sibling Nina Daza and a potluck party with foodie friends.
Posting more BTS photos. Here’s the link to my first post if you missed it.
From mom Nora Daza’s cookbook.Nina Daza, ever so nice.Lovely photo of Sandy and youngest daughter.Walking along the Farmer’s Market in Cubao where Nina bought fresh seafood for her paella..At Sandy’s home for the Potluck Party shoot.BTS breakfast. Chef Sandy brought out pan-fried kesong puti, pan de sal and Shine Bakery and Cafe sans rival. OM, I could have the whole cake for breakfast!The crew’s sashimi lunch. Meeting Tinee de Guzman and his own brand, Mr. Cochinillo. With Tinee and his mom (at his left).During shoots, we don’t get to chat often. We also take photos of each other rarely. When we’re on the road, we sleep:)Bob and Ninay’s Roast TurkeyThe girls of Dolcelatte.Rustic Torta de Torrejon that is a cross between sans rival and brazo de Mercedes. You should check out this cake. Easily one of my favorite discoveries through FP.Cameraman Patrick Claudio, scriptwriter Nikki Alfonso and director Cris Sevilla-Bilbao with Chef Sandy.Took the opportunity to pose with Sandy’s son, Franco.With Chito Benito of Catherine’s Cakes and PiesFood at Focaccia was delicious. There’s EP Jennie Celdran in a denim shirtdress. Will post a story about the crazy roll separately. Below was the caramel cake given by Costa Brava.
Happy viewing friends of FoodPrints. Til the next season.
Thank you, FoodPrints, for making me a part of the Christmas Special.
Other photos by Nikki Alfonso, Cris Bilbao, Melanie de Leon and Poks
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