Del Monte Kitchenomics started as a segment in the ‘80s cooking program, “Cooking it up with Nora,” featuring the culinary icon Nora Daza. The coocking shorts then became a segment of the longest-running noontime show–“Eat Bulaga!”–and it was hosted by Connie Reyes, Maricel Laxa and last year, Jolina Magdangal.
For almost three decades now, Del Monte Kitchenomics has been the dependable partner of televiewers, specially the mothers, in preparing quick, affordable and great-tasting meals. The show even evolved along with the Filipino moms to adapt to their busy lifestyle these days.
During the press conference for Del Monte Kitchenomics on Monday, January 28, at the 17th floor of GMA Network Bldg., GMA-7 and Del Monte revealed that they are cooking up a new and exciting season for the well-loved culinary program and introduced its new hosts, the hilarious Eugene Domingo and the charismatic Chef Dino Ferrari.
“We’re excited to let everyone know that your trusted culinary partner, Del Monte Kitchenomics, is back on TV. This year, we made our show even more appetizing for your viewing pleasure. We’ll take our viewers to different places; we really want them to enjoy our cooking adventures. And of course, this show is made especially for our modern moms. If you’re looking for recipes that your family will surely love, but at the same time easy and quick to prepare, then this is the cooking show for you,” said Susie Aquino, Senior Brand Manager of Del Monte.
Aside from going to different venues, cooking will also be so much fun and enjoyable with the presence of the hilarious comedienne, Eugene Domingo. Her jokes and banters will definitely add entertainment value for the show.
As for the 28-year-old chef, Dino Ferrari, he will share his expertise in local and foreign cuisines as he was trained in the Philippines and in France as well.
“They both have a wholesome, approachable image consistent with the Del Monte brand. We’re happy to have them as part of the Del Monte Kitchenomics family,” said Aquino about the two hosts.
Starmometer asked Chef Dino if what kind of dish he would prepare for Eugene based on her character.
“I will serve my signature dish, salmon with white-chocolate wasabi sauce and crostini on the sides. It’s an amazing recipe, believe me!” he said.
The said recipe actually helped Chef Dino win the “Next Celebrity Chef” reality cooking competition on the Asian Food Channel (AFC) last year. He bested 34 other finalists from different countries including his runner-up Glenda Barretto who happens to be Filipino, too!
As for Eugene, she would like to serve Chef Dino her favorite dish:
“Kasi mahilig ako sa pasta. I like cooking pasta, I like it hot and spicy with a dash of chili, herbs [which she referred to as ‘alikabok’] tapos hahaluan ko ng pineapple tidbits kasi alam n’yo po ba, nadiscover ko na lahat ng mga boring natin na pagkain, lagyan n’yo ng pineapple tidbits, aba’y sumasarap. Walang joke, kahit ano, kahit ano, kahit panis,” she joked.
“Kasi di ba nagsasawa na tayo sa mga pagkain natin sa araw araw. ‘Pag nilagyan mo ng pineapple tidbits, nagiging interesting yung lasa. Parang humahabol siya dun sa tamis at maalat, so ganun ang natutunan ko recently sa una naming pag-te-taping,” she added.
Don’t miss the new season of “Del Monte Kitchenomics” with Chef Dino and Eugene starting February 13 every Wednesday and Saturday before “Eat Bulaga!” and every Sunday after “AHA!” on GMA-7.
Also, you can still become part of the Del Monte Kitchenomics Club, a program that provides innovative, delectable and budget-saving meal solutions. Joining is easy and free. Simply visit the website: www.delmonte.ph/kitchenomics to have access to hundreds of recipes. And for even more recipes and cooking tips, like their official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Delmontekitchenomics.