Naga City, Philippines – The rewarding experience of sharing a feast is just one of the many perks of cooking especially for Filipinos, and Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil ambassador Chef Donita Rose happily shares her passion in cooking just like during her Regional Festival Tour, Penafrancia Festival.
Penafrancia Festival, being the region’s biggest religious festival, is composed of fluvial parades in a different level of festivity, where thousands of pilgrims flock to the city of Naga to pay honor to the miraculous patroness of the region. And to add colors and spices, Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil brought Chef Donita Rose to do mall cooking demo during the festival. (More photos HERE)
The celebrity chef is currently doing a series of festival cooking demo mall shows for Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil around the country. As the second part of the ongoing Philippine Festival Tour of Jolly Heart Mate Canola oil, the cooking demo of Chef Donita Rose to celebrate the Penafrancia Festival which happened at SM City Naga last September 19, at 4:00 PM. In this event, Chef Donita cooked “Banana wrapped Tilmok”, a crab and coconut milk dish popular among Bicolanos.
Chef Donita added her own twist to the recipe using her cooking techniques and unique ingredients fresh from Naga. To complete their festival experience, Bicolano mommies and foodies had the chance to try the sample dish made by Chef Donita and has been part of some mini games during the show, and won Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil freebies.
“Bicolanos, with their wide array of food cuisines, really love to eat particularly during Festival time. Our culture is practically centered on food which brings families closer, so we should also be aware of how we prepare the food and what ingredients we use for the dishes that we serve,” said Donita.
Chef Donita also wants to help Bicolanos prepare delicious dishes using their harvest, and making it heart healthy with the use of Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil. “We must always be conscious that the ingredients we use should be good for the heart, like Jolly Heart Mate Canola oil which contains the lowest amount of bad fats (saturated fats) but packs in the good kind like omega 3 and 6 that are good for the heart,” Donita shared.
Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil also contains Vitamin A and has a pale golden color, light texture, and neutral taste that makes it good for all kinds of cooking. Aside from being versatile, it also has one of the highest smoking points which make it very ideal for frying.
“We are very happy that Donita continues to be the brand ambassador of Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil; she easily connects well with her audience given her lively personality. Her passion for cooking can be easily seen, and we believe that she can inspire others to live a healthy lifestyle by using a healthy oil like Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil in all the dishes we cook at home and especially in festivals such as the Penafrancia,” added Zen Prudentino, Fly Ace Corporation Senior Product Manager for Jolly Heart Mate Canola oil.
After the Penafrancia Festival, Donita is scheduled to have a stopover in Bacolod for the Masskara Festival in October as part of her nationwide festival tour. For more information on Chef Donita’s Festival Tour with Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, visit their facebook page on www.facebook.com/JollyHeartMateCanolaOil.
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