Food Styling at The Maya Kitchen

It was a unique lecture and demonstration that well known food stylist Chef Theo Zaragoza shared with students and the media recently at The Maya Kitchen. The event started with a very informative talk which touched on the whys and hows of food styling.
According to Chef Theo, food styling is the art of bringing food to life, of preserving the natural appeal of food to ensure that it looks its best in front of the camera.


Chef Theo Zaragoza

The chef also differentiated between food styling and food presentation. Whereas food presentation requires that hot food is served hot and cold food is served cold, food styling, in most instances, require room temperature. (more…)

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Bananas Foster Recipe from Chef Jill Sandique

It was a fruitful event and worth attending. To cap the cooking demo, Chef Jill Sandique prepared a fruit based dessert similar to bananas flambé which is one of New Orleans’ best known desserts.

Bananas Foster Recipe
Bananas Foster Recipe

For the unfamiliar, Flambe is a cooking procedure in which alcohol is added to a hot pan to create a burst of flames. The word means flamed in French (thus, in French, flambé is a past participle; the verb is flamber). (source : Wikipedia) (more…)

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Bourbon Chicken Recipe from Chef Jill Sandique

Bourbon chicken is a New Orleans specialty that is extremely tasty. If you are looking for a great chicken recipe then this recipe is for you:) Thanks to Chef Jill Sandique for sharing this recipe at The Maya Kitchen Cooking Demo yesterday:)

Bourbon Chicken Recipe by Chef Jill Sandique
Bourbon Chicken Recipe by Chef Jill Sandique

Whiskey and Lea & Perrins come together in this recipe, which gave smoky, buttery, tipsy and delicious coat to your chicken dish. (more…)

Pork Spareribs with Paprika Tomato Sauce by Chef Jill Sandique

Every Pinoy loves stewed pork just like how we love Adobo in our dinner table. Yesterday, Chef Jill Sandique shared her personal favorite Pork Spareribs with Paprika Tomato Sauce recipe at The Maya Kitchen cooking demo.

Pork Spareribs with Paprika Tomato Sauce Recipe
Pork Spareribs with Paprika Tomato Sauce Recipe

Chef Jill learned this recipe from their family cook, Carmen “Menchie” Sanchez during her teenage years. Menchie said that it her Lola Luisa’s daughter Clotilde or “Tita Tilding” recipe. This recipe, however, is a variation from the original, which uses pork chops. (more…)

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Blueberry and Peach Torte Recipe from Chef Jill Sandique

Its been a while since the last time I attended a cooking demo / class due to my super busy schedule:( Good thing, Ryan invited me yesterday with other bloggers to join a cooking demo at The Maya Kitchen Cooking Demo with Chef Jill Andique.

Chef Jill Sandique at the Maya Kitchen
Chef Jill Sandique at the Maya Kitchen

I arrived quite early (as usual) and I was happy to meet some of the local food writers and as well as the participants in the cooking demo. Heres the fun part, almost half of the participants are actually celebrating their friends “Bridal Shower”. Yes in a cooking class!! Cool Isn’t it? (more…)

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