Content Creator, Cake Designer, and Chef Greggy Soriano has the perfect e-cookbook that can get you set for all the home cooking you might be doing to make the holidays even more special this year. First off, if you haven't seen Greggy's TikToks or Reels yet, you are definitely missing out. Here are a few of our favorite ones.
Filipino Breakfast charcuterie board
Brazo de Mercedes Cupcake
A compilation of ALL the desserts we need in our lives
Ok so now that you know what's in store for you from this cookbook here is a bit more information on it:
-It's filled with top-secret Filipino American recipes along with Greggy's Family recipes that have been passed down by generations
-It's has over 180 pages of foodie-filled images and recipes
-It's easily accessible through a tablet or phone
The Filam Foodie: Mouthwatering Filipino American Recipes. Written by Greggy Soriano is now available for purchase here.
About Greggy Soriano:
“I started decorating cakes when I was 15 years old. On a school night, I sculpted a cake of a woman’s torso with a fabulous red Cornelli lace bodice. I took classes from a local cake decorating supply store in my town with a bunch of old ladies and I actually loved it!
I developed being a foodie at a young age. My Dad would make me eat things like Century Egg, Sisig, Balut (boiled duck embryo), and Dinuguan (pig's blood stew). It was amazing, all of the French and Asian culinary skills my Dad knew; it was as if he was a professional chef. I'd be his sous chef, putting together the bouquet garni, perfecting how to properly dice an onion, and making the perfect Pancit Miki Guisado on the fly. Not to mention, my Mom is an amazing cook as well. She knows all of the standard cooking techniques, secrets and almost made up these rules that take classic dishes to next level.
I think I’ve always had an eye for color and design. When I create, I just love letting go and allowing things to organically manifest. I’m inspired by fashion, design, people who are passionate about food, different cultures and all things "beautiful." I'm all about making that statement and my ultimate goal is to influence others with my work and try my darndest to master the art of presentation.
I attended The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY and have studied from some of the greatest teachers in the Pastry and Cake industry such as, Betty Van NorStrand and Dieter Schorner (the dude who brought Creme Brulee to America). I’m constantly nudged in a positive way, by people and tangible things every day and continue to discover new techniques and mediums for cooking, crafting and baking. I am SO grateful to be living my dream as a content creator, cake designer and chef. I look forward to creating amazing things with each and every one of you!
Muah x 1,000,000
Cover Photo Courtesy of Greggy Soriano Instagram
Princess Mae is back and ready for a fresh new start! She just made her re-introduction to her YouTube channel with a GRWM Q&A session where she dives into fan questions as she puts on her everyday glam. Although we haven't seen her on Youtube in a while, Princess has definitely kept busy.
Speaking of new things coming from the Social Star, Princess mentioned that she hopes to produce and put out some music this year in this comeback video. We've had little sneak peeks of Princess singing on social, so we can't wait to see what that creative side of her is all about. For now, check out her Q&A and make sure to catch new videos from her every Friday on her Youtube channel.
Catch the hilarious game of "Guess The Song?" game with Bretman where Princess recently won below:
ABOUT PRINCESS MAE:
Princess Mae is a star and cast member of MTV’s hit reality show, “Following Bretman Rock.” She is one of the most beloved beauty & fashion influencers for always being her authentic self. She has over 4M+ social media followers from around the world on Instagram, YouTube, Twitter & TikTok, with partnership deals with top brands like SavagexFenty by Rihanna, Fashion Nova & Maven Beauty. Princess is the mother of 2, her adorable daughter Cleo, (who also has 1.2M Instagram followers & is a Nova Kids partner) and her son Ezekiel. She was born in the Philippines and raised in Hawaii, and is constantly traveling the country as a spokesperson or featured celebrity at events like Beautycon. Find her most recently featured as a Pinay Magazine Billboard cover girl, MYX Global “Featured Influencer” and when in Oahu, Hawaii – you can order the “Princess Mae Special” at her family’s famous food truck, Mama Merce’s Kitchen.
Cover Photo courtesy of Princess Mae Instagram, shot by Maria Pena.
With a new viral video or meme popping up on social media every day, the world of social media continues to grow at a rapid pace. We can easily get lost in the spectrum of social networks and definitely miss some influencers worth following and getting to know. Here is our first-ever list of a few Filipino American Social Influencers you should give a follow to right now.
In no particular order here we go:
Nick Urteaga @coastalflicks
Nick is a Creative Director and Big and Tall Menswear Influencer. He recently went viral, showcasing his style and proving that bigger guys can be stylish too. So if you are looking to understand fit and style and want to get creative with your videos and photos, Nick is an excellent account to follow. His tips and tricks can be found on IG Reels.
Azia Celestino @aziacelestino
Azia is News Personality and TV Host currently on Cheddar News. In the early months of the pandemic, Azia found a new audience on Tik Tok and IG Reels, sharing news updates from the comfort of her own home with #KeepitShort with Azia. To date, she has over 2 million likes on Tik Tok. She was formerly on Channel One News and Complex Hustle.
Francis Kenneth @franciskenneth
Francis is a US Navy Veteran, musician, and blogger. He's a Social Influencer in the Menswear and Lifestyle space and has worked with worldwide brands such as Nike and Mazda. If you are trying to connect the business behind the influence, Francis is a great example of that. Check him out on Instagram.
Asia Jackson @aasian
Asia is an Actress and Content Creator. She created a social movement called #MagandangMorenx, which translates to "beautiful brown skin." The movement is dedicated to challenging the traditionally enforced beauty standards within mainstream Filipino media and combating colorism within the culture. Asia can be found across all socials. I would definitely recommend checking out her Youtube Channel.
Nava Rose @thenavarose
Nava is a Fashion Lifestyle Content Creator all over social media. Her fashion tips, DIYs, and obsession with BTS have garnered her a Youtube following of over 1.2 million subscribers. The Ellen Show took notice and even gave her a digital show called "Nava on the Fly" on ellentube.
Now we know that there are so many more Filipino American Influencers out there for all of us to discover so let keep us in the loop! Follow us on our socials and leave a comment to let us know who we should look out for next.
Also, stay tuned for more social influencer lists from the Philippines and all around the world coming soon!