Let us celebrate the gift that is our mother with a feast of food, savory and sweet, familiar or with a twist. Prepare these unique yet easy to prepare recipes for her; better yet, cook and bake together. Knead the dough, whisk the sauce, laugh and reminisce. Every minute spent with your mother is a memory worth remembering.
These recipes are courtesy of The Maya Kitchen. For more recipes, other culinary ideas and course schedule, log on to www.themayakitchen.com.
Easy Lasagna Rolls
2 cups MAYA All Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup water
1 tablespoon oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped
½ piece green bell pepper,chopped
¼ kilo ground beef
2-3 pieces sweet ham, chopped ham
¾ cup tomato sauce
1 tablespoon catsup
1piece bay leaf
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons MAYA All Purpose Flour
2 cups fresh milk
1 cup cheddar cheese or quickmelt cheese
salt and pepper to taste
½ teaspoon nutmeg Read more »
Max’s celebrates Mother’s Day with a special treat from The Body Shop. For a minimum food purchase of PhP 1,500, Mom can get one from the three, exciting items: The Body Shop Olive Soap, a skin caressing bar to moisturize the skin; The Body Shop Moringa Soap, a white flower-scented soap with real moringa seed oil that gives the skin a refreshing, rich lather; and The Body Shop Strawberry Soap, a vegetable-based soap with fabulous strawberry scent that cleanses and helps condition the skin.
This promo runs from May 10-12, 2013 in all of Max’s branches nationwide.
ABS-CBN’s Junior MasterChef Pinoy Edition winner Kyle Imao is back at The Maya Kitchen as guest chef and judge for the culminating activities of the Junior Culinary Workshop and Young People’s Cook-In.
The Junior Culinary Workshop for kids 6-12 years old is on May 7-10, Tuesday to Friday, 8:30am-12:30pm. Kyle will be present on May 10 where he will demonstrate his recipe for Vanilla Sugar Cookies.The workshop will teach recipes for both sweet and savory dishes as well as table setting, etiquette and party manners.
Young People’s Cook-In for teens 13-17 years old is on May 14-17, Tuesday to Friday, 9AM-1PM. Kyle will be present on May 15, Wednesday where he will share his Black Forest Cake recipe. The workshops include recipes for healthy snacks, to-go meals of pasta and rice dishes, quick and easy party foods for entertaining. Teens will learn party tips, theme ideas and planning checklists to enable them to throw the best parties they can. On the final day, as a culminating activity, the students will host and cater their own themed cocktail parties and invite their friends for a party they will remember.
Other courses for the month are : Puto Variety, May 11, Saturday, 9am-1pm; Pinoy Kakanin, May 11, Saturday, 1:30-5:30pm; Bestselling Desserts and Sweets, May 11, 1:30-5:30pm; Pinoy Home Cooking, May 18, Saturday, 1:30-5:30pm; Easy Express Meals, May 25, Saturday, 1:30-5:30pm; Best of Baking Recipes with Maya Mixes, June 1, Saturday, 1:30-5:30pm.
Certificate Courses being offered are: Basic Culinary, May 7-10, Tuesday-Friday, 1-7pm and May 28-31, Tuesday to Friday, 9am-3pm; Restaurant Operation, May 17-18, Friday to Saturday, 9am-4pm; and Fundamentals of Bakery Production, May 21-24, Tuesday-Friday, 10am-3pm.
For more information on other courses offerings, log on to www.themayakitchen.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit The Maya Kitchen Culinary Center every Tuesday to Saturday at 8F Liberty Building, 835 A. Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road), Makati City or call 8921185 / 892-5011 local 108 / Mobile No. +63947 835 2290.
Take heart macaron lovers, Bizu Patisserie celebrates Macaron Day on April 20 by giving a free macaron to every patron. Visit Bizu branches at Greenbelt 2 Parkside (757-2498), Greenhills Promenade (724-2498), Alabang Town Center (809-2498), St. Luke’s BGC (789-7700) and One Rockwell (478-7755) to get your free macaron. Now on its second year running, Bizu’s Macaron Day offers free macaron in especially designed packaging that signifies a personality trait. There is a macaron perfect for everyone.
First held in 2005, Jour du Macaron was started by French patisserier Pierre Hermé as a gourmand event in support of charities. For its part, Bizu will donate a portion of its macaron sales for the day to Action Contre la Faim (ACF), A French humanitarian NGO.
Macaron is a French cookie that is crisp on the outside with a soft crème ganache and ground almonds in the middle. It is said to have originated in Italy in the 1500s then found its way to France. What was just a simple recipe of ground almonds, egg whites and sugar with no filling and flavoring was then transformed in early 1900s by French chef Pierre Desfontaines of Parisian pastry shop and café Ladurée into the macaron we know today, two cookies with a ganache filling.
Bizu introduced the macaron to the Filipino palate way back in 2001. Bizu Groupe founder and CEO Anabel Tanco recalls that very few people know about macarons then, often confusing them with the sweet coconut covered macaroons. Bizu now has 13 macaron varieties all with less sugar and more almonds. Bizu requests people to share their photos and videos doing the Bizu Macaron Kiss on Twitter or Facebook. Check out www.bizupatisserie.com, www.facebook.com/ilovebizu, Twitter and Instagram: @Bizuph#bizumacaronday.
Bizu has chosen Action Contre la Faim (ACF) to be its beneficiary for its 2013 Macaron Day celebration. It is a global humanitarian organization that fights hunger, from its most extreme manifestation of severe acute malnutrition to its causes—inadequate maternal and child care and feeding practices, poor household access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food, clean water and quality health services, and unhealthy environment. ACF intervenes directly in over 40 countries and supports more than 6 million people. Since 2000, ACF has provided humanitarian and development assistance to less empowered and more vulnerable populations in various regions of the Philippines, including populations affected and displaced by armed conflict and natural disasters such as Typhoons Ondoy, Sendong and Pablo.