Sunday, April 30, 2023

Student Chefs Collaborate with World Renowned Chef Donovan Cooke for Amah Restaurant's 14-course Dinner

Last  April 22 and 23, 2023, Chef Jose Villareal of Amah Restaurant in Taguig City led his team of fellow student chefs in a dream collaboration with Chef Donovan Cooke from Melbourne, Australia.  

The 2-night dinner event featured 14 specially-curated gourmet courses from Chef Donovan’s menu,  prepared by Chef Jose and his Amah team, under the supervision of Chef Donovan himself. Highlighting the intimate and private ambiance of the restaurant, as well as ensuring proper service of the exclusive menu, the dinner was served in two covers following pre-event cocktails for each night. 

Monday, April 10, 2023

Garlic Parmesan Air-fried Potato Wedges with Tzatziki Dip

 It seems like yesterday when I was just posting my very first recipe post in the blog that I had sweltered with blood and tears, the time when I decided to officially make it a legit website.

Can’t help but be emotional and excited at the same time. As this post is my first for this year, my 13th blogging year at that.  So happy to be collaborating once again with US Potatoes as it has been our family’s go-to for an easy snack and side dish that’s both healthy and comforting yummy.

We love their U.S. dehydrated potatoes, which can easily be turned to mashed potatoes.  This time, I’m sharing one of the simplest recipes I could come up with, using U.S. Potatoes frozen potato wedges, cooked in an air-fryer, because yeah, life can be delicious and less of a hassle.  

To make the perfect air-fried potato wedges, you have to use the best quality frozen potatoes, well you can actually use fresh and raw Russet potatoes but you have to prep it before it can turn out to be crispy and tasty.  Better use the frozen one then and make life simpler.

The potato wedges are good by itself but to add more interest and make it “ala buon gustaio” (ala gourmet), serve it with Tzatziki dip which is also a healthy and versatile sauce well-loved by Mediterranean's.