An Evening with California Raisins & Chef Emmanuel Stroobant @ Samplings On the Fourteen


An Evening with California Raisins & Chef Emmanuel Stroobant @ Samplings On the Fourteen

Dinner is served! It was healthy and tasty dining experience with California Raisins, Belgian 2-star Michelin celebrity Chef Emmanuel Stroobant and guest Chef Erich Anton Roos at Samplings On the Fourteen Berjaya University College organized by The Raisin Administrative Committee (RAC). More than just an appetising delight, raisins are a great source of nutrition which is suitable to incorporate into meals, drinks, desserts and many more.

An Evening with California Raisins, Chef Emmanuel Stroobant, Chef Erich Anton Roos, California Raisins, Samplings On the Fourteen, Berjaya University College, Food,
An Evening with California Raisins & Chef Emmanuel Stroobant @ Samplings On the Fourteen


It’s so versatile, tasty and packed with goodness. We were thrilled as we “eat close and personal with the chefs” watching the chefs demonstrated on the versatility of California Raisins in a four-course dinner.

An Evening with California Raisins, Chef Emmanuel Stroobant, Chef Erich Anton Roos, California Raisins, Samplings On the Fourteen, Berjaya University College, Food,
An Evening with California Raisins & Chef Emmanuel Stroobant @ Samplings On the Fourteen

Do you love raisins? I love raisins as my snacks to give me the energy boost on the go, sometimes I added them in my smoothies, salad, cakes, muffins and now I’ve learnt some recipes from the Chefs that I can add California Raisins in my cooking as well. I m going to try and explore them soon. Now, let’s check out the chefs' recipes!

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Here are the culinary gourmet recipes created by the chefs using California Raisins

Here are the culinary gourmet recipes created by the chefs using California Raisins:

Chef Emmanuel Stroobant (3 recipes)

1. California Raisins Crab & Cauliflower
2. California Raisin Pasta With Fennel & Prawns
3. California Raisins With Beef Short Ribs & Winter Fruits

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 California Raisins Crab & Cauliflower

An Evening with California Raisins, Chef Emmanuel Stroobant, Chef Erich Anton Roos, California Raisins, Samplings On the Fourteen, Berjaya University College, Food,
California Raisin Pasta With Fennel & Prawns
  
An Evening with California Raisins, Chef Emmanuel Stroobant, Chef Erich Anton Roos, California Raisins, Samplings On the Fourteen, Berjaya University College, Food,
California Raisins With Beef Short Ribs & Winter Fruits

Chef Erich Anton Roos (Dessert)

4. Symphony of California Raisins consisting of California Raisin muffin with cream, California Raisin cinnamon ice cream, and apple puff

An Evening with California Raisins, Chef Emmanuel Stroobant, Chef Erich Anton Roos, California Raisins, Samplings On the Fourteen, Berjaya University College, Food,
Symphony of California Raisins consisting of California Raisin muffin with cream, California Raisin cinnamon ice cream, and apple puff by Chef Erich Anton Roos

An Evening with California Raisins, Chef Emmanuel Stroobant, Chef Erich Anton Roos, California Raisins, Samplings On the Fourteen, Berjaya University College, Food,
Chef Emmanuel Stroobant

Chef Emmanuel Stroobant needs no introduction as the Belgian’s 2-star Michelin celebrity chef had his first brush with culinary business when he started working as a kitchen help as young as 16 years and worked his way in the culinary world within a span of a decade, notably hosting the AFC channel for many years and opening his first restaurant in Singapore called Saint Pierre.

An Evening with California Raisins, Chef Emmanuel Stroobant, Chef Erich Anton Roos, California Raisins, Samplings On the Fourteen, Berjaya University College, Food,
Chef Erich Anton Roos

Chef Erich Anton Roos, a Swiss national with 40 years of culinary and international working experience which covers many Western and Asian countries. Currently based in Bangkok, his role is focused in consultancy and strategic planning for kitchen training needs in international hotel chains.

An Evening with California Raisins, Chef Emmanuel Stroobant, Chef Erich Anton Roos, California Raisins, Samplings On the Fourteen, Berjaya University College, Food,
California Raisins

As you know, California Raisins are a healthy snack compared with other snack foods, as they are naturally sweet and do not contain any added sugar. California Raisins are also a very versatile ingredient and can inspire a wide repertoire of dishes from appetisers and main dishes to desserts and beverages especially most of us are becoming more health-conscious and more adventurous in our culinary endeavours.

Raisins are ideal for any occasion, as they are ready-to-eat, tasty and healthy. A package of California Raisins fits perfectly in my handbag or briefcase. They also conveniently fit in lunch boxes, gym bags, and in your desk drawer. California Raisins are also economical, do not bruise and are easy to use straight out of the box— no washing, peeling or chopping required—so one can create a simple meal.

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Ms Tan Yen Sing, a certified clinical dietitian 

Ms Tan Yen Sing, a certified clinical dietitian also was present to share on the goodness and benefits of California Raisins. Ms Tan said studies have shown that increased consumption of fruits & vegetables more than 5 servings a day is related to a 17% reduction in coronary heart disease.

Raisins, though small, must not be underestimated for their health benefits. Tan explained raisins containing 35% fructose and 35% glucose are natural fruit sugar which is a good source of energy and has no fat & no cholesterol.  It is a healthy snack and is also a sugar replacement for many recipes in cooking and baking.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends that adults consume 1½ to 2 cups of fruit per day. A portable, readily available fruit, such as California Raisins, is ideal to help fulfill this quota. In fact, it only takes ½ cup of raisins to equal a whole fruit serving vs 1 full cup of fresh fruit.

Here are the benefits of California Raisins:
  • all-natural
  • naturally sweet and do not contain added sugar
  • fat and cholesterol-free and naturally low in sodium
  • source of potassium (an important electrolyte that aids in muscle, cardiovascular and nervous system function)
  • source of fibre
  • source of concentrated nutrients
  • contain phytonutrients that suppress the growth of oral bacteria associated with cavities and gum disease

An Evening with California Raisins, Chef Emmanuel Stroobant, Chef Erich Anton Roos, California Raisins, Samplings On the Fourteen, Berjaya University College, Food,
An Evening with California Raisins & Chef Emmanuel Stroobant @ Samplings On the Fourteen

Overall, I had a memorable dining experience and also learnt a lot about the goodness of California Raisins and will incorporate it in my daily diet. All the recipes created by the Chefs were scrumptious and packed with nutritious too. Thanks to RAC for organizing such great intimate dining with the Chefs and also California Raisins.

For information and recipes on An Evening with California Raisins & Chef Emmanuel Stroobant @ Samplings On the Fourteen, please visit California Raisins
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