Belle and Maya are your newest favorite cooking duo! The Maya Kitchen and Isabelle Daza have once again partnered up for a special virtual cook-along, where the actor, model, and the Cooking With My Lola host recreates the beloved recipes of her grandmother and culinary legend Nora Daza for today’s home cooks.
Donning The Maya Kitchen apron and hat, Isabelle shares two of her favorite dishes from the pages of her grandma’s iconic Let’s Cook With Nora cookbook. The first is the sumptuous Sweet and Sour Pork, a familiar dish made tastier by adding Maya Cornstarch to the marinade to seal in all the flavors. The other is the inventive Choco-Nut Brownies with Peanut Glaze, a fudgier and nuttier twist to her grandma’s timeless Walnut Brownies and whipped up using the Maya Decadence Fudge Brownie Premium Mix. Both of which have been featured on Cooking With My Lola Season 2.
Home-cooking expert, cookbook author, and Isabelle’s aunt Nina Daza-Puyat joins the special cook-along to lend her a hand around the kitchen, sharing her tricks and tips to make the dishes more delish and make cooking at home quicker, easier, and more fun—all while exchanging fondest memories of their Lola Nora in the kitchen. Joining the fun cook-along are members of the media and food bloggers who all received a special cook-along kit that came complete with the ingredients they need to make the dishes in their own kitchens.
“I grew up in a home that has a lot of love for Filipino home cooking, thanks to my Lola Nora. This is something that I’ve always wanted to share with other people,” Isabelle shares. “So, I’m beyond thrilled to work with Maya once again for a special cook-along that allows me to re-explore my grandma’s recipes and bring her culinary legacy and the sheer joy of cooking and eating, of course, to a wider audience and to a new generation of home cooks and foodies.”
The Maya Kitchen and Isabelle have also collaborated for the online video series Cooking With My Lola that sees Isabelle recreating classic recipes from Let’s Cook With Nora cookbook, which was recently updated and re-tested by Nina to fit modern palates. The series just recently wrapped up a successful second season.
Launched in 2020, some of the dishes that have been featured on the show include Ginger and Spring Onion Chicken and Burger Steak with Gravy in season 2, and Beef and Mushroom Stroganoff, Lumpia, Moist Chocolate Cake, and Maja Blanca Con Mais in its initial run. All these recipes have been made even more delectable and easier to make using Maya products like the Maya All-Purpose Flour.
With Maya and the younger Dazas teaming up to share their love for good food, Filipino cooks and foodies alike can surely rediscover the pleasure and satisfaction of whipping up homemade meals that their loved ones can relish and cherish.
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