The Good Food Press Lunch

I was more than happy to attend the Good Food Press lunch a few days ago being a blogger advocate.  It was a big celebration as it is World Food Day as 2013 is National Year of the Rice.  It was a night where all the celebrity and chef advocates presented their brown rice recipes at the PETA Theater Center.  

When I first heard about the Brown Rice campaign, I told myself it was something I wanted to be a part of.  The mission of the campaign is to encourage everyone to make the healthy shift from white rice to brown rice.  I think it is exciting how this campaign has reached new levels and it won't be a matter of time before every restaurant starts serving brown rice as an alternative to white rice just like brown sugar is an alternative to white sugar.





Mikael Daez is one advocate who did not last too long in the event as he had other commitments.  I really felt sorry for him because he missed out on the delicious food that was catered by Edgy Veggy.






Chef Tatung is known for knowing the benefits of brown rice and making a lot of good food out of it.




Singer/Songwriter/Yogi Fair founder Nitya Saulo delighted the crowd through her entertaining personality.  Catch the Yogi Fair (a fair full of arts, crafts, music and awesome food) twice a month at My Little Art Place.



Garlic Lime Chicken with Mango Salsa and Brown Rice by Tuesday Vargas




Thank You Amen Brown Fried Rice Special by Aia de Leon




Coconut Chicken Rice








I have to hand it over to the celebrity chefs and Edgy Veggy because that was the best lunch I had this month.  The best part about it is I ate guilt free food.







Chef Kenny let us taste some of his brown rice ice cream and it is something I would really crave up until know.





Singer/songwriter Aia de Leon gave us a sample of her beautiful voice.  She definitely has a lot of talents up her sleeve.








Tuesday Vargas is one good entertainer.  When we wanted to have a picture with her, she said it would be 10 pesos per picture.  She is also an event stylist and she is responsible for the beautiful flowers on each table at the venue.





I have to applaud the two hosts for the night especially Roxanne Barcelo.  They knew what they were saying and never bored the audience.  They were the key in making the event as successful as it was.




Singer Bayang Barrios has one of the beautiful voices in the country.  She prefers brown rice because she knows it is going to be the key in solving the hunger problem in her hometown Mindanao.




At the end of the night, it was one of those events I was proud to be a part of.  It was certainly one of the highlights of this year and I would love the be a part of the future events of the Brown Rice campaign.





Singer Noel Cabangon is also the Vice President of Dakila.  The day also launched the Good Food planner.  It is a very nice planner that contains pictures from the events previously held at Sev's Cafe and Edgy Veggy.  It also contains profiles of the celebrity advocates and their recipes as well as little known facts about brown rice.  It also provides information about the top vegetarian restaurants in the country.


17 (mga) komento:

Jonas Labagala ayon kay ...

This is something that everyone should listen because the brown rice itself is so healthy that it can be a great substitute to the ordinary rice. And they're delicious too! :D

Gab ayon kay ...

I like brown rice but the problem is my parents don't like that texture of it. :)

archiedelara ayon kay ...

Given the choice, I'd like to consume brown rice often.
But the price is really staggering.
I hope more producers will made this available in the market.

Monnel Espiritu ayon kay ...

Let's go organic! I guess it would be awesome if you can discuss the pricing details. Is this really "swak" to Filipino budget? I'm more concerned in implementing the program and it's great to know that celebrities and intellectual class of our society are pushing the movement. I would like to see this project in the grassroot level. Thanks for sharing :)

Angie Vianzon ayon kay ...

Do you have an idea on where I can get the recipe? I'm starting on eating clean/healthy and already switched to eating brown rice rather than the white ones.

Genzel Kisses ayon kay ...

OMG! Aia de Leon! <3 (*melts*) she's one of my idols :D Btw, brown rice is indeed healthy. I was encouraged by my mom with it ever since :)

Erin Joan Yang ayon kay ...

Brown rice has been recommended to me many times by friends and relatives. Looks like I have to try that after reading this post. XD

Rochkirstin Santos ayon kay ...

Wow so many celebrities in this event? The coconut chicken rice looked really delicious. I think when this type of event becomes a series, brown rice would be known to more restaurants and households alike.

Fernando Lachica ayon kay ...

Launching a healthy foods means everything to those who have the guts to eat and determine to be healthy always. But, for some, anything goes inside....Informative article!

Franc ayon kay ...

It looks like a star studded launch and it's good to see celebrity's also supporting the World Food Day.

Online Publisher ayon kay ...

I like Nitya Lila, Aia De Leon and Noel Cabangon I heard they're vegetarian - carl

petroleumjelly ayon kay ...

the coconut chicken rice looks palatable:) hihi! i hope i can try it sometime:) the brown rice too as i go for organic!

papaleng ayon kay ...

Coconut Chicken Rice. wow. I like to try having one. The sad part lang about brown rice is pricy pa rin sya.

Ellen Bernardino ayon kay ...

Brown rice has low glycemic index that is why those on diet and watching their caloric count consume this instead of white rice or white bread.

Yamito Uytingco Calamba ayon kay ...

Truth be told, I have never tried Brown Rice. But this is definitely a good advocacy in promoting healthy eating and lifestyle. And PS, Mikael Daez is sooo payat!!! :)

Algene May C. ayon kay ...

Wow! It's good to know that more people are starting to go green and organic :) I don't like Brown rice but for the sake of a good health and lifestyle, I'm learning to love it :)

Sumi Go ayon kay ...

This is a really good initiative. I for one, am an advocate of healthy eating (di lang masyadong halata). Anyway, I hope more restaurants will be serving brown rice in the coming year. This would be a good way to promote healthier eating. :)

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