Tuesday, November 29, 2016

MY DE'LONGHI CHRISTMAS WISHLIST!

2016 is a milestone year for our family.  This is the year that we have somehow started to eat healthy.  Salute to my husband who always go the extra mile to cook healthy meals for us.  As for me... I started my own organic garden, where we have access to organic herbs and veggies for cooking.  For us, health is wealth!  


But sadly ... I have to admit, 16 years married, but still I am no expert in the kitchen!  All I can do in “my husband’s turf” is reheat food and boil some eggs. That’s it!  So for this coming Christmas, I plan to:  Eat healthy, learn how to cook and prepare a noche buena feast for my family!

Christmas came early to us, when my husband and I were invited to the De’Longhi Multifry Workshop.  No amount of rain can stop us from heading to the Concept Specialist Showroom Inc. in Quezon City.  I was excited, at the same time very nervous to participate in the hands-on cooking workshop using the innovative cooking appliances by this major Italian small appliance manufacturer – De’Longhi! 
In line with our family's goal of eating healthy, the De'Longhi Multifry is a machine that enables you to rapidly fry tasty fresh potatoes in a healthier way with minimum oil and to prepare a variety of recipes:  from risottos, stews to ratatouilles.  Multifry even allows you to bake pizzas, cakes and pies.  

Cooking is made simple with this awesome kitchen appliance!





DE’LONGHI MULTRIFRY, LOW OIL FRYER  AND MULTICOOKER OUTSTANDING FEATURES:   
>> Excellent cooking performance.  Food is crispy outside and tasty and juicy inside
>> More recipes. You can actually download recipes using an application De’Longhi Recipe Book, available on the App Store and Google Play
>> Rapid Cooking.  Cooking time is reduced by the innovative construction of the two heating elements: they provide both radiant and convection heat for the perfect cooking process

>> High Food Capacity.  Imagine you can cook up to 1.7kg of fresh potatoes and 1.5kg of frozen ones, serve to up to 8 people

>> Adjustable thermostat

>> Lower heating element



Now that I am 100% convinced that that the De'Longhi is a kitchen appliance that will help me achieve our healthy cooking lifestyle... now let's get on with the cooking proper!


COOKING QUESO DE BOLA MUFFIN USING THE DE’LONGHI MULTIFRY LOW OIL FRYER AND MULTICOOKER:


Celebrity Chef, Mitchie Sison told us that she has used the De’Longhi Multifry cooking a variety of dishes.  She is also in the process of collating well-loved Pinoy dishes that can be cooked easily in the Multifry.  This is oh-so exciting!  
To test the cooking prowess of the De’Longhi Multifry, Chef Mitchie revealed the first recipe:  Queso de Bola Muffin.  Very Christmassy indeed... with queso de bola as a staple food in every Noche Buena feast.  And you wouldn’t believe how easy it can be done.  Trust me... I prepared it with my own two hands  (hands that have not baked or cooked any single dish hahaha!)






The muffin came out really delish, with the queso de bola bits that were chewy. I know my teens would love this for Christmas.


COOKING EMBUTIDO USING THE DE’LONGHI MULTIFRY LOW OIL FRYER AND MULTICOOKER

Embutido is another Noche Buena star in the kitchen.  And when I learned how easy to steam, and later on fry it on the MultiFry, it awakened the cooking diva in me!







EMBUTIDO BEING STEAMED IN THE DE'LONGHI MULTIFRY LOW OIL FRYER AND MULTICOOKER
EMBUTIDO BEING FRIED. THAT'S HOW VERSATILE  THE DE'LONGHI MULTIFRY
LOW OIL FRYER AND MULTICOOKER
I would LOVE for the De'Longhi Multifry to be part of our family's kitchen because it is really a BIG kitchen helper. You only need one appliance to fry, steam, grill and bake. In the long run, it saves you money as well as storage space at home. It also very user-friendly, so easy to use and manipulate. And since it cooks with lesser oil, it fits our healthy lifestyle!

The cooking workshop if far from being over.  Next in line... Chef Mitchie taught us how to make the perfect Gelato using the De'Longhi Gelataio!

This wonderful machine prepares real rich and creamy Italian ice cream, thanks to its advanced cooling system.  As in the professional machines, the product has its own cooling freezer mechanism with built in compressor and refrigeration.  All the basic components are designed to guarantee excellent results and reliability.
                                  
KEY FEATURES:




We made two kinds of gelato -- affogato wherein we drenched our gelato with a shot of strong espresso;  and gelato with nutella.  Both are really yum and unbelievably easy to make with the De'Longhi Gelataio!










I would LOVE for the De'Longhi Gelato Maker to be party of my kitchen too... for that instant Gelato Party with the kids this Christmas. 


Lastly, I learned how to make coffee!!!  With the Pump Driven Espresso Maker Dedica! 



KEY FEATURES: 




Making that perfect, frothy cappuccino is always so easy to do with the Pump Driven Espresso Maker Dedica.  Imagine waking every single day to a wonderful coffee experience, that would be really awesome.  That is the reason why I would LOVE to have this in my arsenal of kitchen machines!





With the help of coffee connoisseur, Mike Canlas, I made the perfect
Peppermint Mocha Coffee

Having shared with you my afternoon cooking workshop experience, and having introduced to you the dynamic and innovative kitchen appliances I got to personally manipulate – let me divulge to you, my dear readers MY DE’LONGHI CHRISTMAS WISHLIST!  I would love for Santa Claus to deliver these on my doorsteps this Christmas.    


Christmas after all is all about spreading happiness to others.  The De’Longhi Multifry Workshop truly gave me a warm feeling of happiness knowing that I am not a “hopeless case” when it comes to cooking  :)   It gave me the CONFIDENCE that with the right kitchen appliances, I can learn how to cook, and cook healthy dishes for my family. 
It was an afternoon well spent, bonding with my husband through cooking, making coffee and eating.  With me cooking, and him just waiting for the cooked dishes – it was a role reversal that was a first for us!    

Looking into the future... this photo says it all!  I realized an important thing after attending the workshop -- that to fullfill my son's dream of having his own cafe in the future (yes he dreams of becoming a businessman), all I need to do is invest in De'Longhi quality and innovative kitchen appliances... and he is off to conquering the world of coffee!  Cafe biz here we come!!!  




De'Longhi innovative products is being distributed locally by Concept Specialist Inc.  For more info on their products please visit http://conceptspecialist.com/brand/delonghi