December 4, 2012 by ajay
On December 8, Saturday, meet the man behind one of Manila’s in-demand restaurants, Cafe Juanita as he shares his cooking secrets in a class at The Maya Kitchen from 9am to 1pm. Dr. Efren ‘Boy’ Vazquez will share his one-of-a-kind recipes for traditional Filipino Christmas dishes such as Rellenong Manok, Lengua Estofado, Baked Fresh Salmon with Mayo-Sigang Dressing, Bringhe, Pinoy Ratatoy, Halayang Mangga Tart and Pinsec. Knowing how to prepare these dishes is sure to make your family’s Noche Buena memorable this year.
More on Dr. Vasquez:
“The retired doctor has singlehandedly created a culinary sensation with his Café Juanita franchise located at West Capitol Drive, Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig. His penchant and passion for cooking he got from his family which hails from San Isidro, Nueva Ecija. Recipes passed on from his mother and grandmother are either served in their original glory or are updated to the modern times.
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November 12, 2012 by ajay
This is one person I’d like to meet, and am glad The Maya Kitchen is making it possible. Catch renowned Chef Sandy Daza share his favorite recipes for Shepherd’s Pie, Crispy Fish with Garlic Sauce, Shrimp Puttanesca, Spam Fried Rice, Coq Au Vin and Bread Pudding in a special cooking demo at The Maya Kitchen in Makati City on November 24, Saturday, from 9am to 1pm.
The place can easily get full so I suggest you sign up now. Chef Sandy is busy with a lot of things, among them managing his own resto Wooden Spoon in Katipunan Avenue, hosting Kitchen Confidence which airs every Saturday on Cignal TV and writing his food column in the Inquirer. His array of credentials include a degree in hotel and restaurant management from Cornell University in New York. He also attended Ecole Cordon Bleu and the American University both in Paris, France and went to Mandarin Hotel Cooking School on Thai Cuisine in Bangkok, Thailand. Yes, Sandy Daza was The Chef long before today’s babes-in-the-woods celebrity chefs came into the fore. Surely, I’d like to know from him such things as how to make darn good fluffy fried rice and how to whip up a good sauce for bread pudding. Am sure there’s a lot more cooking secrets he can share in the class.
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April 8, 2012 by ajay
Train your child to be a future Junior Master Chef by enrolling him or her in the Junior Culinary Workshops (JCW) on April 10-13 and Young People’s Cook-In (YPC) on April 17-20. Both sessions run from Tuesday to Friday.
In four days, boys and girls, 6-12 years old, can learn how to prepare the following: Quick & Easy Party Dishes, Classic Dishes, Nutritious Home Prepared Meals and Snacks and Desserts.
Teens, 13 years old and up will learn Italian Specialties, East Meets West Menu, Delectable Treats and get the chance to join a real life Chefs’ Competition on the last day.
For a unique bonding experience with your kids, try out the Parent and Child Cooking Tandem on April 28 and May 5, 9am-1pm.
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February 29, 2012 by ajay
Out now: The Maya Kitchen Journal for Cooks and Foodies,a compilation of more than 180 recipes tried and tested by The Maya Culinary Kitchen. At 403 pages, it is a nifty way to keep a diary and track one’s schedule.What’s good is that each page contains a recipe of popular and most wanted recipes like beef quesadillas, upside down brownies, puchero with eggplant sauce, kani salad and many more! The recipe selection is a merry mix of appetizers, main courses, desserts and snacks of local and international flavour. Tips and secrets are also sprinkled here and there.
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November 13, 2011 by ajay
As the holiday season approaches, Manila’s culinary schools like The Maya Kitchen get to be in demand and classes easily get filled up. Mothers like me want to learn something new to serve on the holiday table or give food gifts to friends. The enterprising ones take cooking and baking lessons to go into business because pastries and takeaway food are very much popular in December.
Last Nov. 12, I happily sat in class again upon the invitation of Tess Laurente and TMK’s culinary directress, Ms. Rory Subida. This time around, young chef Ines Vargas Javellana of The Vargas Kitchen shared recipes of delicious baked goodies like sylvannas,food for the gods, red velvet cake and rum cake with vanilla pudding. I also transcribed her recipe for yummy carrot bars in my other food blog. I wish she shared how to make divine butter cakes since that’s what Vargas Kitchen is famous for but I guess they’re not letting go of their treasured family recipe soon
The red velvet cake looked luscious with its cream cheese frosting and white chocolate topping -
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October 4, 2011 by ajay
From our friends at the Maya Kitchen is this public info about the exciting classes that await cooking enthusiasts this October:
On October 8, from 10am to 1pm, get ready as Chef Patron Gen Capati of The Cookbook Kitchen (In Eastwood & Pampanga) demonstrate some of his restaurant’s most popular dishes like CBK Stuffed Spring Chicken brimming with cheese, ham and basil and Boston Poached Fish Fillet poached in white wine and grapes. Also in the line up are the resto’s other crowd favorites like Meaty Herbed Eggplant, Pasta al Adobo and Decadent Chocolate Rhum Cake, a creation of Chef Capati himself.
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