Celebrate rainy days with good food

September 1, 2014

Philips appliances give appetizing reasons to enjoy the long and dreary wet season

Rainy days are upon us, but this shouldn't prevent us from enjoying ourselves even when we're stuck at home. Forget the storms, the flooding, and the drizzle for a moment and create your own little haven at home—and this starts inside your kitchen.

"The rainy season inspires a lot of enjoyable things that we often overlook," says RJ Buenaventura, General Manager of Philips Consumer Lifestyle. "How long has it been since you touched your stove to cook a warm meal for yourself or a loved one?Sometimes, it just really all about perspective."


Get the best out of the weather by enjoying some hot meals while at home. Other than giving your palate a treat, a steaming meal is also the perfect partner while catching up with the people you love.


Tap your inner cook

"The rainy days usher a collection of recipes that work best with the chilly weather," remarks Business Development Manager for Domestic Appliances, Pia Umayam. "The summer heat often drives us to eat out because we want to avoid cooking in our steamy kitchens sothe rainy season is the perfect opportunity to get in tunewith our inner cooks again."


Brighten these gloomy days with recipes you have always wanted to try. While you're at it, make sure you don’t sacrifice your health by whipping up dishes that are both delicious and nutritious.


The Philips Induction Cooker makes a perfect partner for kitchen adventures. This innovative cooking tool shortens your cooking time by one-third, and is designed to preserve the core of nutrients in your food.


You can also recreate a summer vibe by

bonding with your family with the help of the Philips Table Grill. This griller comes with a duo plate, perfect for vegetables and seafood and a ribbed surface that make for mouth-watering grill marks on steaks, sausages, and burgers. With a non-stick plate, this grill also lets you cook without any oil so you can enjoy more health-friendly recipes.


Spoil your sweet tooth with healthy treats


According to Umayam, the rainy season is also the perfect time to indulge your sweet tooth. She continues, "The Philips Airfryer is a popular kitchen partners for homemakers. It has an innovative Rapid Air Technology that lets you grill, fry, and evenbake like a bona fide chef."


To top it off, Umayam outlines, you can use little to no oil in using the Airfryer—letting you cook with much less fat. Additionally, the Philips Airfryer has a unique design that combines fast circulating superheated air with optimal heating profile for quicker cooking times.


"The cold weather makes us want to stay in bed and, sometimes, that isn't a bad thing," shares Buenaventura. "We get so caught up in the frantic busyness of our lives most of the times that we tend to forget it is alright to stop and just take a nice deep breathin the warmth of our homes."


Heconcludes, "Rather than being cranky about the weather, take this time to relax or spend some time in the kitchen preparing a delectable feast for your family. Whether you like it grand or simple, grab this opportunity and make the rainy season your family bondingseason."


To know more about the products, log on to www.philips.com.ph. You can also call our customer hotline at (632) 6679000 if you are within Metro Manila or 1-800-10-7445477 if you are outside Metro Manila.

For further information, please contact:

Cynthia Arciga
Corporate Communications
Tel: +639175659733
E-mail: Cynthia.arciga@philips.com


About Royal Philips:

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2013 sales of EUR 23.3 billion and employs approximately 113,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.