Discover Adventure at Farmers Market Day Tour

For over 40 years, Farmers Market, a landmark at the Araneta Center, has been distinguished as an unparalleled source of fresh meat, seafood, and produce in Metro Manila.  Now they’re setting the bar even higher as they officially launch the Farmers Market Day Tour, a major first in the history of the Philippine market.

Farmers Market Facade at the Araneta Center Cubao


Farmers Market Day Tour 

Farmers Market holds its first Farmers Market Day Tour, in participation to the gastronomic feast, “Flavors of the Philippines,” by the Department of Tourism for the whole month of April. This project aims to transform our old and boring market day into a fun and interactive adventure, where you get to discover new things and experience Farmers Market anew.

Farmers Market Day Tour Map


Farmers Market for Madrid Fusion

On April 23, Farmers Market will be welcoming the elite chefs featured on Madrid Fusion Manila 2015 - the most anticipated event of the year that will bring together renowned chefs from Spain and the Philippines in a single culinary stage.

Madrid Fusion Manila 2015

I consider myself fortunate for being invited, together with some select local bloggers, to be the very first people to experience the Farmers Market Day Tour before the arrival of the participating chefs and international press for Madrid Fusion. And as an avid fan of local beauty pageants, I was even more delighted to find out that our tour guides will be none other than Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2015) and Hannah Ruth Sison (Binibining Pilipinas First Runner-Up).

Binibining Pilipinas 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach and Hannah Ruth Sison for Araneta Center

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A New Year, New Blog Design and a Series of GIVEAWAYS!

2nd anniversaryThis month of May, our food blog, Certified Foodies, is celebrating its SECOND anniversary. And we can’t be more excited about the future. 🙂

Back in 2010, after months of conceptualizing on how we can make our food blog unique, we threw in the towel and decided that our passion and love for food will get our message across – that food should be enjoyed and shouldn’t just be for nourishment.

The past two years have been CRAZY… in a VERY good way. Here are some of our achievements so far:

We are so thankful for all the blessings and recognition we’ve received through this food blog. Who would’ve thought that the food (mis)adventures of 2 siblings would take us this far? 😀

Thank you to all our fellow foodies and friends who have visited, left a comment or even lurked on our food blog to look at our food photos and articles. It means so much to us that you all find the time to drop by here, “like” our posts on Facebook or tweet with us. 🙂



New Design

Because of everything that has happened in the past 2 years, we believe this blog deserved a major makeover. After almost 2 years of slow loading time and unorganized, less personalized theme…

Old layout of

…this food blog is now sporting a brand spanking new theme, designed to our own personal tastes.

New layout of

The theme was mainly designed by me (Mhel), but all the design elements and additional contents were from a collaboration of both  our ideas (me and Ken). We wanted a less cluttered look, almost minimalistic design, to bring more focus on the photos.

Now, the blog loads much faster after we moved to a new server. Even with the slideshow above and gallery below, feedback has been positive about our blog’s loading time (If you have violent reactions to this, let us know at the comments section!).

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Kens Culinary Journey in Photos

If you’ve been following our blog, you’d know that my bro Kenneth already started culinary school at Global Culinary and Hospitality Academy last July 12th. We promised to share his progress in his culinary journey towards becoming a full-fledged chef so here we go.

This blog will serve as his journal where you can follow him towards fulfilling his culinary dreams. For now, we’d like to share some photos of his baked creations. They’re currently in the baking and pastry phase and I’m amazed at his progress. He’s competitive in nature so I know he’ll always aim for excellence. Mana sa ate *ehem* (Stage sister :D).

Soft Rolls and Pull Aparts, Single, Double and Figure 8 knots - CertifiedFoodies.comSoft Rolls and Pull Aparts, Single, Double and Figure 8 knots

Cinnamon Raisin Bread - CertifiedFoodies.comCinnamon Raisin Bread

Everything they prepare, they take home so we got to try almost everything he learned to prepare in school. Yum! 😀

We have posted a photo album on our Facebook page where we’ll be posting what he’s learned to make in culinary school. You can follow this “photo blog” too.

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Stay tuned for posts from him about his culinary journey. We promise more recipes and tips here so keep posted, friends. Plus, we might have giveaways where the prizes would be his own creations or an intimate dinner with all the dishes prepared by us. 🙂


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