THE rewarding experience of sharing a feast is just one of the many perks of cooking especially for Filipinos, and Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil ambassador and chef Donita Rose happily shared her passion in cooking at the last stop of her Regional Festival Tour during the Sinulog Festival last Jan. 15.

The celebrity chef, together with Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, is currently on a series of festival cooking demos around the country. During the Sinulog weekend, she had a cooking extravaganza at SM City Cebu Event Center.

The actress, and now chef, prepared Popiah—locally known as fresh lumpia—a vegetable spring roll famous in Cebu with an added twist to the recipe using her cooking techniques and unique fresh ingredients from the Queen City of the South.

“The Cebuanos really love to eat particularly during the week-long festival of Sinulog.

Our culture is practically centered on food which brings families closer, so we should also be aware of how we prepare the food and what ingredients we use for the dishes that we serve,” said Rose.

“We must always be conscious that the ingredients we use should be good for the heart, like Jolly Heart Mate Canola oil, which contains the lowest amount of bad fats (saturated fats) but packs in the good kind like omega 3 and 6.”

“We are very happy that Donita continues to be the brand ambassador of Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil. She easily connects with her audience given her lively personality. Her passion for cooking can be easily seen, and we believe that she can inspire others to live a healthy lifestyle by using a healthy oil like Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil in all the dishes we cook at home and especially in festivals such as the Sinulog,” said Zen Prudentino, Fly Ace Corp. senior product manager for Jolly Heart Mate Canola oil. (PR)