Aside from being an actress and a girlfriend to Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera is also a dedicated kitchen diva.


She loves to cook and has already mastered some recipes, but she plans on improving her skills by taking a formal culinary course.

Photo: Noel Orsal

Kapuso star Marian Rivera has a bit of a dilemma.

How can she can focus on her hobby—cooking—if she's not going to have any break after Amaya?

A few weeks after her last taping day for the epic serye, she is set to start working My Beloved, her reunion project with real-life sweetheart Dingdong Dantes.

How can she find time for classes in a culinary school?

"Bahala na kung paano ko aayusin yung schedule ko para magawa ko pa rin 'yon," she told PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) on January 6 at the Amaya's sound stage in Marilao, Bulacan.

The 27-year old actress revealed that cooking as been her passion. "Mahilig kasi ako magluto," she says.

"Tapos nag-aral ako mag-bake sa sarili ko through books.

"Sabi ko, 'Bakit hindi ko mas palawakin yung mga alam ko sa ganyang bagay?'

"So gusto kong pumasok sa school. Hindi basta one-day lang, ha, gusto ko school talaga."

She prefers to undergo a full-time program than a crash course, which she can finish in a couple of days.

"Kasi doon sa school lahat ituturo nila, e. Kahit gusto ko o ayaw ko, lahat ng proseso nila ituturo nila sa'yo."

From proper food preparation to knife handling techniques and other kitchen skills; Marian is very eager to learn the ins and outs of cooking.

"Gusto ko kasing palawakin yung nalalaman ko.

"Kasi marami akong alam [na lutuin] pero wala akong alam na ibang twist na puwedeng gawin sa pagkain."