The KADIWA and Binhi Cooking Challenge kicked off in the Local Congregation of Isabela, Ecclesiastical District of Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental in the Philippines. Young culinarians assembled into teams of five and faced off on March 12, 2022. The activity was held at the grounds of the residence of the Deocades family in Brgy. Camangcamang, Isabela.
In the friendly competition, each of the teams were allowed to choose the main ingredient for their respective dishes. A time limit was given to the competitors to cook and prepare their gustatory treat. At the end of the activity, Team 4, composed of Jerressa Cordero, Sandara Panogaling, Cyril John Deocades, and Daisy Deocades, was declared the winner.
“We prepared and cooked embutidong talong (eggplant sausage) for this activity. We decided to prepare this dish because it is different from common Filipino cuisines. It is nutritious and the ingredients are affordable. We wanted to show that vegetable can be cooked in various ways,” said Jerressa Cordero.
“We saw how joyful the participants and their supporters were. We are thankful to the Church Administration for approving this activity. Activities like this not only allow the brethren to express their talents but also strengthen the bond of brotherhood,” Brother Ramse Laurilla, the ministerial worker who took charge of the activity, said. — With reports from INC News Section