Though it was a rainy weekend in June, that did not stop droves of people to troop to Twist Resto and The Clean Plate’s “Open Kitchen: The Best Kept Recipes of the Stars” at the UP Town Center Amphitheater. It was, after all, the very first weekend food market to showcase a stellar array of culinary offerings made by some of today’s most loved celebrities. Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo’s Dirty Breakfast (it’s the recipe she prepares for her husband, Ryan, after his workout when he’s still dirty—hence the name) was a bestseller; Pokwang's bottled laing and suka; the meaty burgers and spicy fried chicken skin of JC de Vera’s The Burgery, Vice Ganda’s Vice Toppings, and Aiza Seguerra and Liza Dino’s Adobo in A Jar were huge hits as well.
Dominic Roque came to support his fellow artists.
Other celebrity food booths included Richard Yap’s Luna J Café, Angeline Quinto’s AQ’s BarBQ, Isabelle Daza’s Baguettini, Priscilla Meirelles-Estrada’s Brazilian Bakery, Sam Milby’s Third District Café, Paolo Valenciano’s Kalookies, Jake Cuenca’s Don Churros, Lovi Poe’s EATCetera, Anthony Taberna’s Ka Tunying’s Café, Paul Jake Castillo’s Yobob Lechon Cebu, and Mel Martinez’s Cucina ni Bunso, among others.
Maricar Reyes' sinful dessert.