Saturday, November 14, 2009

My Foodie Secrets Shared!

Many say I am a great cook and baker, I admit and acknowledge that I have this gift that most if not all of what I make tastes really, really good. But it is not all instinct and genes(my mother is a kapampangan and my father is bicolano) I also did my part, I studied them. No I did not enroll in culinary school, I am an engineering graduate. But I have this great love for cooking and eating great food as well. My passion is eating pizzas and pasta. Anything with cheese on it I will eat but I am also very particular with my cheese recipes and how my food will taste.

My secrets

  • I love to watch cooking shows since elementary and practice cooking whatever recipes they shared.
  • I practice. I started cooking my “experiments” in high school. During weekends I am the house cook so whatever I cook my family has to eat them.
  • I continued to study how to cook. I enrolled in a basic baking class to formalize my knowledge in baking, and recently attended seminars on empanadas, cupcakes and oatmeals.
  • Lastly, I join food websites. And my recent find is

I love the Sarap ng buhay website and am encouraging everyone to join. What is great about the site is that it’s a “Filipino” website and the recipes you will find there is applicable in our country. If you go to a foreign websites for recipes problems you will encounter are most ingredients and tools you need to cook the recipe is not available in the country and might not be agreeable for the Filipino taste buds. Filipinos are very discerning on the taste of their food.

Another exciting part of signing up on Sarap ng Buhay website is that they have this event on December 14, 2009 is the gathering of cooking enthusiasts, culinary students, kusineros, chefs and foodies for one battle royale featuring cheese, with Kraft Eden products demonstrating their versatility in various dishes, from the savory to the sweet. It is also going to be one red-letter day as all these people work with each other in landing the Philippines in the record books with the most number of cheese dishes.

I love food events and am planning to bring my whole family to the event for be held at Araneta Coliseum and is brought to you by Eden Cheese a popular cheese brand packed with Lusog-Sigla nutrients, it promotes recipes and dishes that highlight good health and vitality for the whole family.

I also shared my Special Cheesy Caldereta recipe on the Sarap ng buhay website. My family love this recipe that I just perfected a year ago. Whenever my brother visits he requests that I cook it for him. So if you want to have a copy of it join and visit Sarap ng

Happy Eating!


Meikah said...

Joan, thanks for sharing your secrets. I want to learn to cook delicious food, so I'm going to heed your advice. :)

Heavenscape said...

ANG sarap ng revelBars nyo,, pautang!

joan_pinon said...

- thanks for visiting. Hope magkita ulit tayo so we can share more recipes and tips hehehe

- bawal utang I need CASH! hehehe

Who's she said...

this is absolutely yummy! merry merry christmas!