Bake Magic Together: 40 Recipes for the Whole Family to Make by The Maya Kitchen
Bake Magic Together by The Maya Kitchen features 40 baking recipes the whole family will enjoy doing together. It is Maya Kitchen’s latest offering through Anvil Publishing.
This baking cookbook guides parents in how to include their kids in baking, helping kids develop not only their baking and cooking talents, but also enhance their basic yet important arithmetic, vocabulary, as well as social skills.
It is also filled with easy to follow recipes, guidelines, and tips to make baking a magical experience for the whole family to enjoy.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The Maya Kitchen Culinary Arts Center started out as the Maya Bakeshop in 1964, in the Flour Mill in Mandaluyong. At a time when baking was not yet as flourishing as it is now, Maya spearheaded the baking classes they would be known for with a team of experts. These classes aim to equip its students with everything they need to know in running their very own bakeshops: recipes, baking techniques, design, ingredient sourcing, supply management, and financing. These classes were held not only in Metro Manila but also in other provinces such as Baguio, Laguna, Pampanga, Pangasinan, and Tarlac. From these baking classes graduated the owners of some of the most popular bakeshops to date—Goldilocks Bakeshop, Hizon’s Cakes and Pastries, Rolling Pin Bakeshop, and Joni’s Bakeshop, among others.
Through the televised cooking competition, The Great Maya Cookfest (1976-1990), then hosted by Philippine culinary icon Nora Daza, Maya had introduced to the Philippine culinary scene Chef Jessie Sincioco, president and CEO of JCS Gastronomie, Inc., the company behind the successful Chef Jessie Restaurants line, and official chef for Pope Francis’s Apostolic Visit to the Philippines in January 2015. Chef Jessie bagged the grand prize for the contest’s Baking Category in 1983.
It was in the 1980s that the Maya Bakeshop transferred to its current place in Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City, and became The Maya Kitchen as it is widely known today.
Not only does Maya Kitchen train future bakers, cooks, and restaurateurs face-to-face, they also reach out to a wider audience through their cookbooks, culinary references, as well as coffee table books. Maya has already had 36 books (and counting) under their belt, three of them winners of the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Award: Food Service and Catering Management (Anvil, 2004), The Maya Kitchen Journal for Cooks and Foodies (Anvil, 2012), and 30-Minute Express Cooking (Anvil, 2013).
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