Kapamilya Snaps: Celebrities who can take over the kitchen

Who doesn’t love home-cooked food? Definitely not these foodie Kapamilya stars who also love to wear the chef’s hat at home.  

Sarah Geronimo was raised by parents with superb kitchen skills. She definitely got the cooking genes and the lifelong love affair with food, so much so the Popstar Royalty decided to enroll in a short culinary course in 2016. Recently, the new ‘misis’ impressed her husband Mateo Guidicelli by baking him a lemon blueberry buttermilk cake. Sounds too flavorsome!

Ivana Alawi loves bulalo and we bet you already know that by now. But did you know that this gorgeous lady is a graduate of culinary arts? And her biggest motivation for picking that course was so she could cook for her future husband and kids. Wife material, isn’t she?

“I’m going to cook,” declared Dimples Romana when she stepped in the kitchen war zone against onscreen rival Beauty Gonzalez in the hit series Kadenang Ginto. That trending scene wasn’t a far cry from real life as Dimples went to a culinary school. She stepped up by releasing her book titled “Dimps Tips” which includes 20 of her best recipes. You can also recreate her specialties posted on her YouTube channel.

There is no doubt that Beauty also slayed that cook-off scene. Her real-life expertise must’ve been a big help. In her guest appearances for different platforms, Beauty demonstrated how to cook her favorite hearty meals like arroz caldo.

Arci Munoz likewise took her passion for cooking to the next level. In her published cookbook titled “Cheat Days,” Arci shared her tried and tested dishes peppered with tangy hugots. Arci surely knows how to satisfy not only the tummy but also the heart (especially those of single and heartbroken). She even knows how to improve your instant noodles with some carrots and malunggay.

Mom of two, Pokwang maximizes her kitchen genius to feed the family. She and partner Lee O’Brian launched a cooking channel on YouTube where they demo appetizing recipes like duck egg omelet, cream cheese adobo, and basil shrimp pasta. Like Dimples and Arci, the comedienne authored a cookbook as well. Hers is titled “Patikim, Pokie.”

They say that mom’s cooking is one of the best. We bet the kids of Sylvia Sanchez would agree so. The expert cook likes to host lunch and dinner for friends and colleagues at home. We think we already know Sylvia’s secret ingredient –nothing but love!

Toni Gonzaga, a doting mother to the cute pre-schooler Seve, can surely relate with moms dealing with a picky eater. Thankfully, she knows how to make magic in the kitchen or tweak common recipes and make them more kid-friendly. In one episode of Caldero Files, the I Feel U host shared her Seve-approved mac and cheese sopas.

Now a mother of two, Jolina Magdangal surely knows how to make savory meals that can make her kids go ‘chuva choo choo’ (kilig). She had many times demonstrated her delicious recipes on her morning talk show Magandang Buhay.

Cooking feels better when you know you’re feeding heroes with good hearts. Perhaps this is how Bea Alonzo felt when she prepared food packs for frontliners earlier this quarantine. 

The beautiful Liza Soberano has some homemade goodness to offer as well. She even taught the netizens useful hacks in making banana bread using a rice cooker when you don’t have an oven. Her boyfriend Enrique Gil surely learned from her. The couple once bonded over a baking session. In one episode of Caldero Files, Enrique also demonstrated his special Tofu Bicol Express.

Daniel Padilla’s culinary talent makes him more ‘jowable.’ He loves to cook for girlfriend Kathryn Bernardo, of course. The netizens screamed ‘sana all’ in unison when the King of Hearts sent over home-cooked ‘ayuda’ to the Queen of Hearts.

James Reid is another heartthrob who can spread ‘kilig’ in the kitchen. Independent living in Australia helped him discover his love for cooking. He previously shared his lush and extra creamy carbonara recipe.

Enchong Dee makes use of his kitchen genius to invest in his own restaurant business. He serves charcoal roasted chicken as specialty and he even did a “special delivery” for a showbiz colleague during the quarantine.

Whose homemade dishes do you want to taste?