Arci Muñoz spices up own recipes with personal 'hugot' in upcoming cookbook

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Arci Muñoz at the launch of Wrangler #TrueWanderer Season 4 last Wednesday, February 21, at 20:20 Bar in Makati City.


ABS-CBN actress Arci Muñoz has found a new passion —cooking.

The 29-year-old Kapamilya actress is now working on a "hugot" cookbook that she plans to release in time for her new drama series No Ordinary Love, which also stars Piolo Pascual.

Arci shared details of her latest project in an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other members of the press at the launch of Wrangler #TrueWanderer Season 4 last Wednesday, February 21, at 20:20 Bar in Makati City.

The Starstruck 3 alumna dedicates her upcoming cookbook to those who have experienced failed relationships.

Arci said, "Ngayon gumagawa ako ng cookbook pero sa mga sawi.

"Kasi parang may mga lines dun na ano, 'If the way to a man's heart is his stomach, ano'ng nangyare sa atin?'

"Mga ganun, basta may hugot siya bawat dish."

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Arci's previous movie project with Gerald Anderson Always Be My Maybe inspired her to write her own "hugot" cookbook.

In the movie, she played the role of Tintin, a make-up artist who became famous when her hugot makeup vlogs went viral.

The Kapamilya star narrated, "Alam niyo naman napapanahon 'yan. At saka parang gusto ko siya gawin na.

"Kasi dati nagawa ko siya sa makeup dun sa movie, ngayon gusto ko siya gawin sa food bilang nahihilig ako sa pagluluto din ngayon."

The Star Magic talent admitted that most of her "hugots" in the cookbook were inspired by her failed relationship with Badi Del Rosario.

She told the press, "Sobra din akong excited kasi talagang nilabas ko din yung pain ko sa previous relationship ko.

"Bukod sa paggawa ko ng kanta, dun ko nilabas yung sama ng loob ko e lagi ko siyang pinagluluto."

Arci said she is also proud to have turned her heartache into something productive.

"Lagi namang ganun kasi sabi nga nila, 'Turn your pain into literature.'

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"Ako lang talaga niluto ko siya, niluto ko siya, literal.

"Ini-imagine ko habang china-chop ko yung onions, siya yun, pero pinapaiyak pa rin niya ako habang nagcha-chop."

Arci said she has moved on, and is now in a happy relationship with businessman Anthony Ng, her "oppa."

Arci clarified, "Hindi na, tapos na. Nasa book na lang yung... Happy na ako, okay na yun."

The No Ordinary Love actress said she's preparing some 35 recipes for her cookbook.

"Bilang hugot cookbook nga siya so merong mga beer match.

"'Tapos may gagawin din ako na mga mixes and cocktails dun sa cookbook.

"Parang yung sa beer match, 'Buti pa yung beer nahanap niya na yung match niya e ikaw?'"

Aside from her cookbook, Arci is also planning to set up her very own blog. 

The Kapamilya actress said she's still ironing out the details, "Sabi ng mga friends ko na tutulong sa akin gumawa, anything under the sun.

"So yung pagbabanda ko, yung pagkikilay, yung pagta-travel, pag-aartista, lahat."

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