I have to admit it. I didn’t know Chef Aaron Craze at all. Don’t blame me. Everyone knows I don’t cook. And our television is only tuned in if not on Disney Jr. , on DVD mode for Sesame Street. (Ah yes the life of a toddler’s Mom). I know more versions of the song ABC than recipes. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want to be exposed to the culinary world. I do find it interesting. Especially the tasting part.
When we were invited to cover a media day for a new show on the Asian Food Channel called Rude Boy at a restaurant in Makati Shangri-la called Red (so classy!), I was expecting the celebrity chef to be... well,... somewhat on the “rude” side. Leave it to me to take things literally. I had no idea about his show or about him per se.
We started off with the Beef Carpacio. He didn’t make this one in front of us and it was already ready to be served. I guess they foresaw that we would be starving already haha! Okay, personally? I wasn’t such a fan of this one. My taste buds were looking for more salt. Then again, I love salty. So this may have been just right. But not for me who loves salty food.
Okay so back to his show. The Rude Boy Food Show is interesting because he puts his own twist on the usual street food. I’m sure everyone here in the Philippines will find the concept interesting. What I also love about it is how laid back it looks. He just wears jeans and a button shirt. In one quick episode I even saw him wearing just a comfortable t-shirt haha! Not even an apron. He doesn’t look like a chef at all. He might as well hold a can of beer in his hand while cooking and it would still look alright hahaha! It makes me feel like if he can cook, I can cook! It has 13 episodes of 30 minutes each and is aired every Thursday at 11PM until June 27 in AFC.
More photos from the event:
|Chef Aaron casually chatting with Richard Co of Tales from the Tummy, and Spanky Enriquez of Juice.ph|
|Chef Aaron's recipe book. Up for draw!|
|And the winners are....|
|Of course I wouldn't end the day without taking a photo with Chef Aaron! :-)|