Judy Ann Santos achieves another milestone in ther life with the release of her own cookbook this month.
The young actress admitted she was hesitant at first to share her secret recipes in the book.
“Sa totoong salita, madamot ako sa recipe,” she told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other reporters in an interview recently.
She reasoned, “Kasi, parang feeling ko ako ang nag-isip niyan, imbento ko 'yan, eksperimento ko 'yan.
“Kahit sabihin mong ginaya ko ang ibang recipe, at the end of the day, tiniweak [tweaked] ko pa rin siya.”
But when she came down to think about it, the 37-year-old actress realized, “It's time to be open with everyone.
“Unang-una, hindi rin naman ako makakapag-culinary kung hindi naman ako nandito sa inudstriyang ito, 'di ba?
"Hindi mura ang mag-culinary.
“I also realized na there's really no room for selfishness.
“I want to share my recipes because I want people to be happy with the food that I make.
“I want them to experience the pleasure of the food na ginagawa ko sa bahay.
“Kung pwede ko nga lang iluto at matikman nila nang maayos, gagawin ko.”
A photo posted by Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo (@officialjuday) onApr 8, 2015 at 12:06am PDT
JUDAY'S LIFE STORY. Judy Ann's cookbook, which will be formally launched this month, contains personal notes on her life's journey.
"It's a compilation of my recipes from way back no'ng bago pa ako magsimula.
“It’s a life story of how I started cooking from the comfort food na naging favorite throughout the years.
“And then from family and friends to entertaining friends and children's families.
“'Yong journey ko bilang isang personality and being isang nanay nandoon sa cookbook... hanggang sa pagiging healthy, organic, nandoon lahat.
“Nandun mga favorite food na ginagawa ko. Mga comfort food na ginagawa ko sa Chapter 1.
“'Yong Chapter 2 is entertaining friends, mga parties.
“'Yong pangatlo is for kids, children's party ideas.
“'Yong pang-apat is wifey duties, 'yong mga niluluto ko para kay Ryan [Agoncillo], mga baon niya.
“'Yong last, 'yong transition ko from being a teen star to being a mom na nakikipag-healthy na.”
In general, “'Yong journey ko bilang isang personality at isang nanay, nandun siya lahat sa cookbook.
"It's basically a milestone for me.”
A photo posted by Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo (@officialjuday) onMar 10, 2015 at 12:24am PDT