|Science Lab: Science Gadgets Invade the Kitchen at the Mind Museum, Taguig City|
|Mother na mother ang dating! Me & my babies at the Mind Museum Taguig|
Last summer, I brought my chikitings (baby sister & cousins) to The Mind Museum for some bonding time. Being the eldest among the cousins on my Dad's side, I'm THE Ate in the clan. Now that my chiklets are all grown up, I try to spend as much time as I can with them before they fly off. (And yes, I expect them to give the same love to their future pamangkins! Naks.)
|SCIENCE GADGETS INVADE THE KITCHEN|
We attended a Food + Science Symposium led by Ms Gaita Fores, the owner of Cibo, Cafe Bola & Pepato. I think among the 4 of us, I'm the giddiest in that afternoon's fun fare! Visit to the newest and most innovative museum in the country + an up close cooking demo with one of my favorite cook & entrepreneur = a total package of fun for me!
So how did we exploded anyway?
Well, a box of wires short-circuited & flamed up in the event hall before the event started. But kidding aside, the explosion is yet to occur. The minor incident in the event hall outside the museum led us to transfer inside the museum proper. Wherein, we briefly saw the exhibits while we were ushered to the 2nd floor Main Auditorium.
Ohh, this time I can't hardly contain my excitement! We're inside!!!
|Spotted a young summer intern leading a pack of museum goers. So cute!!!|
|The Mind Museum Auditorium Sponsored by Tan Yan Kee Foundation|
Before the cooking demo started, Ms Gaita explained the concept of the symposium. During the cooking demo, Mind Mover Experts from The Mind Museum explain the concepts/ principles behind it (e.g. why the color changes, the need for something, why it is so, etc..).
|Ms. Gaita Fores|
|Ms Gaita, a self-confessed cook, with professional Chefs to assist her during the demo|
|Mind Movers in the crowd to answer some queries|
|Marco Araneta, Ms Gaita's nephew (if I remember it right) & one of the in-house scientists in The Mind Museum|
Now, for the cooking demo, Ms Gaita showed us the changing colors of brewed kamote leaves when kalamansi juice is added; how to make Red Beet Gelato; how to properly cook pasta - Italian way with her famous Mac & Cheese; and the use of sous -vide.
|Kamote Leaves Tea w/ Kalamansi (a homemade pH indicator)|
|Red Beet Gelato w/ Kesong Puti Crumble|
|Baked Mac & Cheese w/ Bacon Cream Froth|
|Sous Vide of Organic Summer Vegetables|
|Junior Master Chef Kyle Imao with host Mitzi Borromeo, coordinator of Café Scientifique for the Philippines|
|Ms Gaita Fores w/ my chiklets|
As The Mind Museum curator Maribel Garcia said, "what's science without explosion?", the experience that afternoon was indeed a big bang! We saw The Mind Museum, witness a cooking demo of Ms. Gaita Fores, sampled all the food presented, and we all got free all-day passes in the museum on our next visit - which we used last Saturday, more on that next time!
For those interested, you can view the recipes here.
Have a great week ahead!
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