Hundreds of foodie and kitchen savvy people learned new easy and simple pizza and pasta recipes from experts during the first leg of free cooking classes offered by Food magazine for its 20th anniversary titled, “Food Tastings: A Pizza and Pasta Class.”
“Who doesn’t love pizza and pasta, right?” Ms. Nana Ozaeta, Food magazine’s editor-in-chief said at the event which received a loud and enthusiastic “yes” from the participants who were all ready to learn and make their own pizza and pasta recipes.
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The official venue partner, Project Pie Tomas Morato, was full to the brim for “Food Tastings” that featured premiere chef Nancy Dizon-Edralin and Lifestyle Network’s Portia Baluyut, who both showcased their cooking skills to a room filled with eager participants.
Portia Baluyut, who made a mark in the industry as one of the finalists in Lifestyle Network’s “Clash of the Toque-en Ones” in 2010, passionately shared her secret in making a chicken and chorizo summer cream tomato pasta. Baluyut is also a restaurateur and host of Lifestyle Network’s “A Pinch of Portia.”
Meanwhile, Chef Nancy Dizon-Edralin gamely introduced three easy-to-make scrumptious pastas: a conchiglie with sun dried tomato and goat cheese, pasta portobello, and seafood pasta with squid ink sauce. Chef Nancy also made her session engaging by inviting people to help her make the dishes on stage.
“Food Tastings” got even more interactive as Project Pie taught the participants how to make two creative pizzas from their resident chefs and gave participants a chance to build and name their very own pizza creations.
“Food Tastings: A Pizza and Pasta Class” also turned out to be exciting and fun as participants took snapshots of their social media worthy pastas and pizzas and shared their photos online.
The next series of classes of “Food Tastings” will run throughout the year, having participants explore recipes on health and wellness, hearty breakfast meals, and delectable sugar rush gift ideas.