More BTS of the FoodPrints Christmas Special

Sandy's Kitchen

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.

Sandy and NinaRussian SaladFrom mom Nora Daza’s cookbook.Nina DazaNina Daza, ever so nice.Father and daughterLovely photo of Sandy and youngest daughter.A tub of salmonWalking along the Farmer’s Market in Cubao where Nina bought fresh seafood for her paella..Fish be with youFP BTSAt Sandy’s home for the Potluck Party shoot.FP BTSBTS 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!KimonosashimiThe crew’s sashimi lunch.cochinillo Meeting Tinee de Guzman and his own brand, Mr. Cochinillo. FoodPrints Chrustmas SpecialMr. CochinilloWith Tinee and his mom (at his left).FP TeamFP BTSDuring shoots, we don’t get to chat often. We also take photos of each other rarely. When we’re on the road, we sleep:)Mr. CochinilloFP BTSpot luck dinner prepTinee de GuzmanBob and Ninay'sBob and Ninay’s Roast TurkeyCrepe GateauChristmas CakesDolcelatteThe girls of Dolcelatte.Torta de TorrejonRustic 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.FP CrewCameraman Patrick Claudio, scriptwriter Nikki Alfonso and director Cris Sevilla-Bilbao with Chef Sandy.with Franco DazaTook the opportunity to pose with Sandy’s son, Franco.Excelente HamHam ShavingsExcelentePicture 068With Chito Benito of Catherine’s Cakes and PiesFP BTSFood 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.Costa Brava caramel cake

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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The Fruit Garden Luxury Jams @ the FoodPrints Christmas Special

Sandy Daza

It’s the first day of December tomorrow, a Monday, it’s also the airing of the FoodPrints Christmas Special! Inviting you to watch at 9PM on the Lifestyle Network.

Because Chef Sandy Daza’s holiday table has an excess of the best finds, there’s a Part 2 on December 8 at 9PM.

The Fruit Garden

Among Sandy’s discoveries that are worth highlighting in the Christmas Special is The Fruit Garden, a locally made line of traditional French-style jams cooked in small batches. FoodPrints wiill show you how Frenchman Pierre prepares the jams in true Provencal tradition. These luxury jams are served at 5-star hotel restaurants and are available at leading supermarkets like Rustan’s and Landmark. You will also find them at select bazaars and weekend markets. Chanced upon them at the Lucky Chinatown Mall Weekend Gourmet Market. It got me excited ‘coz I heard a couple of moms checking out the gift boxes talk about Chef Sandy and his feature.

Lucky Chinatown Mall Weekend Gourmet MarketAt the mall.The Fruit Garden JamsThe Fruit Garden

Collection samplers are beautifully packaged. Sizes vary according to your budget. The Fruit Garden Luxury Jams are also available in festival gift boxes covered in fabric inspired by 17th century Indienne patterns. Interestingly, the luxury collection theme changes with each year.

The Fruit Garden jams boxesJamTasting

I have a personal favorite — sourish calamansi brandy with bitter undertones that is pleasant to the palate. Because jams are made of 100% fruit, pectin and sugar, this particular one is not super sweet.

Calamansi Brandy Jam

I don’t want to preempt your viewing pleasure, so please don’t forget that tomorrow’s a date. Friends abroad, FoodPrints is also aired on The Filipino Channel.

Happy Monday! A great month everyone!

The Fruit Garden Luxury Jams

The Fruit Garden
295 Haig Street Lyric Apartelle
Mandaluyong, Metro Manila
Philippines
Tel No.: 6214603
Email pierre@thefruitgarden.net / andrea@thefruitgarden.net

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FoodPrints with Chef Sandy Daza: The Christmas Special

The FoodPrints Christmas Special

The Filipino Christmas is chock-full of grace, family, camaraderie, merriment, nostalgia and festive food. Chef Sandy Daza invites you to celebrate the season with him in your homes. Airing soon on the Lifestyle Network is the FoodPrints with Sandy Daza Christmas Special, buttoned up by his sister, Appetite food magazine editor-in-chief, Nina Daza-Puyat, purveyors of fantastic holiday food and masters of the most exquisite desserts in Manila and a bunch of his chef buddies and close friends.

Picture 865Cooking with Nina Daza

Sandy and Nina will relive the memory of their Christmases with mom Nora Daza

Caviar PiePicture 484

Franco Daza is also appearing on his dad’s show.

Chicken EmpanadaChef Heny Sison

An institution, Chef Heny Sison will show you how to make her timeless fruitcake.

The Christmas Special is fully-loaded with demos and tips, so stay tuned. Hope you enjoy the photos.

French JamsThe Fruit Garden luxury jamsCatherine's Apple PieApple Pie and Ice CreamFog City Creamery 2Fog City CreameryFiduaMr. Cochinillo’s fidua, a noodle paella.Potluck Party 2LechonGeneral's LechonWon Ton CupsCake StandsPineapple Upside Down CakeCake MastersPicture 668Baby Pat's EnsaimadaTorta TorrejonSandy DazaThe Plaza Baked Ham

Aguinaldo.

Below is the FoodPrints team wishing you a Merry Christmas. Cheers!

Merry Christmas!

UPDATE: the FoodPrints Christmas Special directory here.

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