Believe me, this guy who hosts the once-a-week show called Aha! And Biyahe ni Drew is really one. The former is aired on GMA 7 and the latter on GMA News TV.
Aha! Drew Arellano is also in another show. Well, not really, because it’s not an hour or half- an-hour show. It’s just a three-minute show in what network people call “interstitials” or something between two full-length (meaning a half-an-hour or full-hour) shows.
It’s called Home Foodie and that’s self-explanatory for those who love eating or cooking, or even experimenting with whatever is in the refrigerator or pantry.
Anyone with a zest for discovering exciting new flavors can be considered a foodie nowadays, say the guys from San Miguel Pure Foods, which is underwriting the mini-show for Arellano that will air on GMA 7 Monday to Friday after Unang Hirit beginning Aug. 10, and within Balitanghali on GMA News TV every Saturday and Sunday from Aug. 15.
San Miguel Pure Foods believes that aside from dining out, foodies should come home and harness their passion for food by cooking in their own kitchens and creating their own food experience.
Home Foodie is all about inspiring home cooks to reinvent favorites and recreate dishes from food discoveries using San Miguel Pure Foods products.
Thus, Home Foodie dishes are “masarap, masusustansya at kayang-kaya.”
Even home foodie newbies can do the recipes.
Home Foodie will not only appeal to women but also to men. It also wants men to cook; to be active in the kitchen, hence, Drew Arellano, the people behind the show think, is the perfect host for the show. He has wide mass appeal, they added, and is non-alienating and a true blue foodie.
“After doing, Biyahe ni Drew,” he said, “I have learned what foodie is. I have tried the most exotic and the tastiest from the places we’ve visited. Apart from that, my wife (Iya Villania) and I also try out a lot of new eating places and new dishes. And if we have time, we try cooking them at home.”
Drew, the San Miguel Pure Foods people believe, can inspire and encourage men to enjoy food by spending time in his kitchen.
Home Foodie viewers are expected to learn new twists, tips and techniques in food preparation with the experts from the San Miguel Pure Foods Culinary Center led by chefs Llena Tan-Arcenas, Rene Ruz and RJ Garcia.
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