After making a name for himself in the culinary capitals of the world, Chef Sau del Rosario is now back in the Philippines, whipping up gourmet wonders with a decidedly healthy slant. “These days, the younger generation doesn’t want home-cooked food—they want to go out, so we reinvent [home-cooked food] to make it more sophisticated and healthy,” he once said in an interview.
Chef Sau’s focus on healthy eating stems from a very personal experience. His father was diagnosed with cancer in 2000, and the athletic chef helped nurse him back to good health by preparing organic food and fresh fish for him. Luckily, My Pope was given the opportunity to interview Chef Sau and ask him on his five must-haves for a healthy kitchen.
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