The University of the Philippines Economics Society (UP ECOSOC), a non-stock, non-profit, socio-civic organization anchored on the provision of free education of its scholars, invites everyone to support its first FOODGASM, a fund-raising project that aims to showcase 50 upcoming food businesses in the metro.
Aspiring food business owners are invited to participate the event where their yummy creations will undergo a food tasting competition which will be judged by 1,000 individuals, well-known food bloggers (including Mga Luto ni Lola), and renowned chefs. Cash prizes, giveaways, and product promotions await the winner!
Deadline for participants to join is this Sunday, 12 August 2012. If you are interested to join or if you have any questions, please contact Brian Cruz at (+63) 927 525 3427. You may also email FOODGASM at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOODGASM will be held on 25 August 2012, Saturday, 7pm-11mn, at the Mercato Centrale, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.
I started watching Stephen Yan on Wok with Yan again on YouTube today since Chef Sharwin Tee mentioned that he was inspired by him to become a celebrity chef. For those young readers, Stephen Yan was the king of Chinese cooking in the 8os and early 90s and was known for his funny antics, quick cooking, and various “wok” puns printed on the aprons that he wore on his show, such as “Wok up Doc?” and “Wok & Roll.”
I loved that show. It was one of those childhood memories that made me enjoy cooking and dreamed of being a cooking show host one day when I was a kid. But unlike me, Chef Sharwin was able to achieve this dream job when he won the Lifestyle Network’s Clash of the Toque-en-Ones, a competition in search of the next kitchen star, last year.
And now, the long wait is over. After months of preparation, the Lifestyle Network, known as the Philippine cable channel that introduced us to culinary royalties, such as Martha Stewart, Rachael Ray, Tyler Florence, Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay, and Ina Garten, and to exciting reality shows, such as Iron Chef America and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, proudly brings us Chef Sharwin’s very own cooking show called Curiosity Got the Chef.
Original Pilipino Music (OPM) and green hues filled the air as Mang Inasal, the country’s first barbecue fast food chain, showed its support to budding local artists during the first media and bloggers night at T.E.A.T.R.I.N.O. in Promenade, Greenhills, San Juan last August 1.
With its new campaign I <3 Mang Inasal, this popular pinoy restaurant has evolved from a humble barbecue hub in Iloilo City to a food empire as it opens its 400th store last August 5 at Vmall, Greenhills.
Thermos, the brand name which has become synonymous to highly durable vacuum flask, introduced a new line of premium stainless steel cookware during the Celebrating Health event last July 30 at the Shangri-La Rustan’s mall in Mandaluyong City. It was actually a two-day event, but I only attended the Saturday one entitled Cooking for Health because that was the day when Chef Nino Laus of NINYO Fusion Cuisine presented five exclusive, healthy recipes featuring the Thermos Premium Stainless Cookware.
ABS-CBN Publishing and the Food Magazine, the country’s leading culinary magazine, introduced Nana Ozaeta as its new Editor-In-Chief during a rainy afternoon merienda last July 26 at The Stock Market, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City. The festive occasion was graced by ABS-CBN Publishing staff, former Food Magazine editors-in-chief, media, bloggers, and family and friends of Miss Ozaeta.
Miss Ozaeta promises to give Food Magazine’s loyal readers highly selected food features, recipes, restaurants, kitchen ideas, and food havens in the country and across the globe with a more exciting approach that guarantees to tickle everyone’s taste buds.
Nana Ozaeta, Food Magazine Editor-in-Chief
The event also introduced to the media Food Magazine’s brand new, sophisticated look. The new logo and cover layout look as yummy as the food it features on its cover. Colorful and well-balanced contemporary design, it tells you that, in this instance, you can actually judge the book (or the magazine) by its cover.
The new look of Food Magazine
Check out more photos of the Food Magazine event and The Stock Market below:
In celebration of traditional Filipino dishes, Mga Luto Ni Lola (My Grandma's Recipes) is about the food we have always enjoyed and loved. But beyond that, it's also about those enduring moments that we spend in the kitchen with our friends, family, and loved ones. It's about fond memories of celebrations and surprises, late night dinners and Sunday lunches, relationships and love, and how we embrace life's failures and triumphs.