Iya Villania and Drew Arellano are returning as hosts of “Home Foodie” in its third season. With San Miguel Purefoods celebrity chefs Llena Tan-Arenas, RJ Garcia and Rene Ruz, they will prepare “madalicious” meals, a portmanteau of the Tagalog word for easy, which is “madali,” and delicious.
Viewers can expect 26 recipes from “Home Foodie” Season 3. They can get quick tips and ideas on meal pairings from the recipes that will be presented in thematic combos.
There are about five main ingredients in most of the recipes that are featured in “Home Foodie” Season 3. These pantry-friendly ingredients come in four-step procedures using San Miguel Pure Foods’ finest quality products.
Also new in the third season of the cooking show is the Home Foodie Madalicious Meals mobile app. By downloading the app on a smartphone, one can watch 60-second cooking demos, meal planning and preparation tips of the recipes featured on the cooking show.
Aired in 2015, the first season of the cooking show featured Arellano, Tan-Arenas, Garcia and Ruz only. Villania was added in the second season, which aired in 2016.
Villania was pregnant with her first baby with Arellano during the second season of the show. She gave birth to Antonio Primo Villania Arellano on Aug. 30, 2016.
Both Drew and Villania were new to cooking during the second season of the show. Now that they are parents to Primo, the two TV hosts are able to prepare recipes on their own.
During the blog conference for “Home Foodie” Season 3, I asked Drew and Villania how meticulous they are when it comes to preparing food for the entire family with their son in the picture. Villania said she is looking forward to the day when their son is ready to eat what they eat and it is either her mother or her husband who prepares food for the adults.
Airing Mondays to Fridays after “Unang Hirit,” “Home Foodie” Season 3 will premiere on GMA 7 on May 15. Here are photos taken from the blog conference for the third season of the cooking show on May 8, 2017 at San Miguel Purefoods Culinary Center in Pasig City Philippines: