CEBU, 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 at the last stop of her Regional Festival Tour in the Sinulog Festival.
Celebrating through colorful dance rituals and processions to recall the Filipino’s paganism and the recognition of their Christianity, Sinulog became one of the grandest and most renowned festival in the country that is being held every third Sunday of January. And to add more colors to the festival in Cebu, Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil is proud to bring Chef Donita Rose for a live cooking demo show during the hype of the festival.
The celebrity chef, together with Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, is currently on a series of festival cooking demos around the country. And as part of the last leg of her nationwide tour, a cooking extravaganza at SM City Cebu Event Center was held recently.
Chef Donita prepared Popiah, a vegetable spring roll that is very famous in Cebu with an added twist to the recipe using her cooking techniques and unique fresh ingredients from the Queen City of the South.
“The Cebuanos, with their wide array of food cuisines, really love to eat particularly during the week-long festival of Sinulog. 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 Cebuanos to 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,” 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 Sinulog,” added Zen Prudentino, Fly Ace Corporation Senior Product Manager for Jolly Heart Mate Canola oil.
After the last leg of her nationwide tour, Donita will continue to share her cooking tips and recipes through various events this year.