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CACS Day 2: Meringues and Ice Cream

Sans Rival

Sans Rival

Day 2 of our classes was more interesting and exciting. A few of us can already cook, a handful already knows how to bake. But none of us has certainly made ice cream. And it was ice cream day in class. YUM! We were supposed to make meringues and ice cream.

Our group was assigned to make:

  • Coffee Ice Cream
  • Kiwi Sorbet
  • Sans Rival
  • Pavlova

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How to Peel a Mango

Krua Thai's Sticky Rice with Mangoes

Krua Thai's Sticky Rice with Mangoes

Ever wondered how they peel those ripe mangoes to look perfect for desserts and for garnishing other dishes? I always have but now I know how they do it. Here’s a quick and very helpful by Chef Agnes Borromeo…

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CACS Day 1: Introduction to Pastry

Mocha Souffle

Mocha Souffle

Day 1 of the Certificate Program on Basic Cooking and Baking Skills at the Center for Asian Culinary Arts (CACS) Davao was a frantic but enjoyable one. It started with the distribution of uniforms, kits (with very sharp knives), and manuals. We then met with Chef Agnes Borromeo, a graduate of CACS, who briefed us on the basic rules, things to remember, and such stuff. We were asked to introduce ourselves. Surprised to know that some of my classmates travel from other cities and provinces just to take the class. The more shocking thing was that we didn’t have any lunch breaks. BOO! :-o But since it was our first day, and we weren’t warned, they gave us an hour.

Chef Agnes Borromeo

Chef Agnes Borromeo

Chef Agnes taught us the basic terms and things to remember when baking, and she demonstrated peeling and cutting fruits, and how to prepare and cook pancakes and crepes. YUM!

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Anticipating Day 1

Today, I received an SMS regarding my first day of culinary classes at the Center for Asian Culinary Studies (CACS) Davao. I have enrolled for their Certificate Program for Basic Cooking and Baking Skills, and we begin the weekly classes this Saturday. I have been reminded to be on time and wear the appropriate attire: black pants, white top, and no slip closed black shoes.

We have to be there 15 minutes before classes start because our uniforms, kits, and manuals will be distributed. I have seen the partial list of our class, and I am afraid I do not know anybody.

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