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It was my first time to attend the #MerryCremas2014 Food Festival, which took place last December 14, 2014 in Eastwood City. Thanks to Nuffnang Philippines and Alaska Crema, I was able to pig out on the many desserts—some of which are perfect to prepare for the Christmas season.
Bumped into Ace Azarraga and Jane Chua of Between Bites
The festival showcased a lot of upcoming food entrepreneurs, such as Nothing But C, Batter Up by Flo, Party Time Philippines, Manna Bakers, Gorditas Gourmet Products, Sugar Babies Desserts Unlimited, Cupkies by K, ChocoATBP, Cooking Ina’s Kitchen, The Serving Spoon Manila, Kuya Pao’s Grill, Fun Ranch, Pop Cakes, Cupcake Mistress, Paul Calvin’s Bakery, Itlog ni Kuya, Muchos Nachos, Robai’s Nachos and Dips, Blue Toque, and CUPPYCAKES by Carmen. Phew! It’s a mouthful, isn’t it? A mouthful, and they kept my belly full!
Malunggay Carrot Duo Cake
This special balut recipe by Itlog ni Kuya was really good!
The Cooking Ina’s Pasta and Fruit Cocktail with Special Chocolate Sauce
Of the many food partners that participated, the top three that stood out for me were Blue Toque, CUPPYCAKES by Carmen, and Kuya Pao’s Grill. I especially took interest in the Blue Toque’s recipe of Strawberry Panna Cotta with White Choco Mousse. The chef herself explained that she only used a few ingredients—strawberries, Alaska Crema, sugar, and white chocolate mousse to name the most basic ones. She also said the procedure is easy enough to be replicated by any home chef. I’m actually considering making this delightful dessert for the holidays!
Strawberry Panna Cotta with White Choco Mousse
Aside from desserts, Alaska Crema can be used for appetizers, soups, main courses and entrees—just like what Kuya Pao’s Grill did with their pumpkin soup. Even I use it at home to whip up my all-too familiar fettuccine carbonara, which has become a staple dish when I need to cook something for the family.
Christmas is without a doubt the best and happiest time of the year, all thanks to the abundance of food! What about you guys? What are you preparing for your families for Christmas Eve?