Culinary grads showcase cuisines at the ‘Candon’s Chef on Parade’
by Freddie G. Lazaro
CANDON CITY, (PIA) — At least 45 delicious food menus grouped into seven international cuisines were showcased in the “Chefs on Parade” contest held at the Candon Beach Resort last Saturday. The competition is one of the main highlights of the 2011 Feria De Candon Trade and Festival set from Dec. 1 to 7.
Former Deputy Speaker Eric D. Singson said the contest was held to further evaluate the capability of the graduates from the Candon Culinary Academy (CCA) which he founded in 2009.
“We realized this competition to hone the cooking skills of our local graduates who attended the series of culinary training offered by our culinary school,” he said.
He said least 100 local residents from the second district of Ilocos Sur had already completed the six-month culinary training, while about 250 residents had finished the one week special training.
“Our graduates were grouped into eight to prepare the 45 dishes from the seven international cuisines such as the French, the Thai and Viet Cuisine, Mediterranean, Chinese, American, Japanese, and Italian cuisines. Each group had also prepared one dish of Filipino Cuisine,” he said.
The group who prepared the Japanese cuisine won the first place. The Thai and Viet Cuisine and French Cuisine won the second and third places, respectively. (Freddie G. Lazaro/PIA –Ilocos Sur)
by Carlo P. Canares
LAOAG CITY, Dec. 01 (PIA) — Pasko na talaga. Panahon na ng saya, malamig na panahon. Panahon na din ng pamimili ng aginaldo.
Sa unang araw ng Disyembre, sumasayaw at nagpapatugtog na ng trumpeta ang isang life-size na makenang Santa Klaus sa bungad ng Laoag City Hall.
Ayon sa media office, ito ay para maaliw at gumaan ang pakiramdam ng mga tao lalo na sa mga nagtutungo sa mga opisina ng City Hall.
Bukas na din ang Christmas Bazaar ng lokal na pamahalaan ng Ilocos Norte.
Mga sari-saring paninda mula sa mga micro, small and medium entrepreneurs ang mabibili sa bazaar. Mayroon mga lokal na produkto kagaya ng mga furniture, souvenir items ng lalawigan, kumot, table runners na gawa sa Abel na tela, at iba pa.
Mayroon din mga pagkain na miki noodles, bagnet o chicharon, longganiza, alak, puto calasiao at kutsinta at iba pa. Mabibili din ang mga produkto ng mga bayan ng Ilocos Norte sa ilalim ng One-Town, One-Product na programa ng Department of Trade and Industry.
Subalit hindi lamang mga lokal na produkto ang mabibili sa bazaar dahil mayroon din mga fashion items kagaya ng relo, accessories, damit at sapatos. (ANL/CPC-PIA Ilocos Norte)
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