After marrying her perfect music partner, the country’s premiere singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid; and giving birth to their son Nathaniel James a.k.a. Baby Nate; the Asia’s Songbird, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, is now a picture of a happy and contented woman.
Although she is new to it, she plays the role of a wife and mother to the hilt. Thanks to her family, she realized early in life that in order to nurture and nourish a family of your own, you have to reign over the center of every home…the kitchen! According to a famous English designer and restaurateur, Terence Conran:
“A kitchen provides physical and spiritual nourishment, and for many homes is now the heart and soul of family life.”
This holds true for us Filipinos who spend most of our time in the kitchen, where we don’t only cook or consume food, but bond with the family thru conversations over breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is also deeply ingrained in our culture that every occasion is celebrated with food.
These values, Regine will take to heart as she extends her home to television, thru a new program, a food lover show that is, aptly titled, “Sarap Diva”.
As a foodie and homemaker, not as an expert chef, Regine will welcome her guests, and entertain them; as they in return, share their stories, their expertise, and their skills. Thru cooking, the Regine way, she will form a bond with her guests and viewers — a bond among mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, and friends.
The set is Regine’s home away from home, with a backdrop that could take her to another room in the house, or another setting, or even another country.
“Sarap Diva” is the Asia’s Songbird’s new nest, where she will cherish and share her love for food, music, and family.