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Pamora Farm's organic free-range chicken and eggs have been added to the shop. This brings us closer to the goal of Gerald.ph as your one-stop shop for healthy, quality food.
Free-range chickens and eggs offer health benefits as well as a better-tasting product. These chickens are also able to have access to sunlight and eat in a natural environment.
Additional benefits of free-range chicken include:
- Free-range chickens are believed to have higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids and vitamins A and E.
- Free-range chickens help the landscape of a farm where they are part of a symbiotic ecosystem.
- Movement, sunlight, and fresh air change the product (and taste) of the chickens.
- Free-range chickens are believed to have less saturated fat and cholesterol
- Free-range chickens and eggs have seven times more beta carotene.

I’ve received requests from my regular customers to have a special gift set so they can share the best of French food with family or friends on special occasions.
As a result, here is a gift set with some great products that I have personally selected for your loved ones to enjoy:

French Gift Set

6 macarons
1 country pate
1 saucisson
1 brie cheese
1 red wine
1 buckwheat loaf
1 homemade strawberry jam

We’re also adding a special gluten-free gift set as it is also a popular and fast-growing product segment:

 

Gluten-Free Sampler Set 

 

12 chocolate chip cookies
12 chocolate mini-muffins
12 honey almond mini-muffins
1 banana carrot loaf
1 gluten-free bread
1 gluten-free baguette
1 homemade mango preserves

Happy New Year! I hope you started the New Year on a good note. Today, I’ll talk about starting each day on a good note!

I’ll share a secret—Gerald.ph’s breads and pastries are often ordered for breakfast meetings! That’s one less worry for your business, as we’ll take care of it. We can fulfill virtually any bakery order for next-day delivery and at early morning hours to ensure that your breakfast arrives on time.. :)

Here are some ideas for your next corporate breakfast (or afternoon snack!) meeting:


Mini Pastry Set
Selection of butter croissant, chocolate croissant, and mini raisin swirl. You can also customize per your preference, e.g. half-chocolate, half-mini raisin swirl
Bread to Share + Isigny Butter + Jam
Traditional breakfast of bread, butter, and homemade jam
Pate + Sourdough Baguette
Not the typical French breakfast, but it is common in Scandinavian countries...if you want to serve something more filling.
Cheese + Parisien Loaf
Even for those who can take cheese first thing in the morning, it is still a good idea to serve a mild cheese like gruyere, emmental, or brie.
 
Have a great start to 2016!

 

I have personally picked a selection of oils and vinegars and added them to the shop. These are gourmet oils and vinegars that will add flavor and elegance to your food. They are also great gifts for the food loving friends in your life.

Gourmet Oils
Hazelnut OilWalnut Oil
Lavender-Infused Olive OilEspelette Chili Olive Oil
Olive Oil SprayChili & Spice Olive Oil
Gourmet Vinegars
Red Wine Vinegar with
Raspberries
Balsamic Vinegar
Fig Fruit Vinegar
Raspberry Fruit Vinegar
White Wine Vinegar with
Provençal Herbs
Balsamic Vinegar Spray
Reims Champagne Vinegar
Sherry Vinegar
(Vinaigre de Xérès)
Passion Fruit Pulp Vinegar
White Wine & Tarragon Vinegar
Black Truffle Balsamic Vinegar
Drizzle them on meats, pasta, salads, sauces, and even fruits and desserts. Here are some ideas:
Add on fish and steaks just before serving, coat with pasta, or roast grapes with walnut oil
Drizzle on rack of lamb, soya beef skewers, honey-glazed Fine Green Beans, roasted cod fillet, apricot tart, roasted plums, vanilla ice cream, fruit salad, chocolate mousse.
Use in salads with shaved Parmigiano Reggiano
Make a creamy sauce for chicken, and mix with olive oil for a quick and easy salad dressing.

I have added a new Cheese & Dairy category to the shop, which includes a nice selection of fresh French and Italian cheese for delivery. This is the first imported cheese delivery service in the Philippines, making your gourmet grocery shopping even more convenient.

What else goes well with cheese but wine, and with the available selection on the shop, here are some wine and cheese pairings that you can serve at your next party or special night.

Many more kinds of cheese are available, so please take a look.

 

Our breads and pastries are the most popular products at GERALD.ph. They are baked fresh daily and are made from all imported products: French butter, flour, chocolate, and even the salt!

I’m pleased to introduce a selection of 3 new breads that you can serve at your daily breakfast. As with all our breads, high hydration and long resting times are applied. It results in bread with a pearly interior and a very fresh aroma.
These are breads you won’t be able to find in other bakeries in the Philippines and that you can order only at GERALD.ph.

Parisien Loaf - (540 g or 1.1 kg)
The Parisien is a typical French bread, based on the famous baguette, only larger. It is made from French wheat flour, and our own wheat sourdough. Although based on a baguette, the ratio of crust to dough is very different and provides a unique experience. The one-kilo size is our biggest bread available.

Organic Boule - (450g)
Our fully organic boule. Made from French organic wheat, and wheat sourdough. Boule, from the French for "ball", is a traditional shape of French bread. It has acetic, black cherry, and peppery notes and flavors.

Buckwheat & Raisin Loaf - (350g)
Rich, compact, and flavorful. Made from French wheat flour, raisins, and buckwheat sourdough. It has a very intense raisin aroma and flavour. Goes well with cheese, foie gras, and the like.

As usual, you can enjoy next-day delivery on these breads. Try them as well with French Isigny butter.

 

 

Many of you know GERALD.ph for our freshly baked breads and pastries. But I have also received a few requests from some customers who follow a gluten-free diet to make some options for them. That’s why this year, we also started introducing gluten-free food items so that these customers can also enjoy bread, cookies, pizza, and pasta.

In simple terms, gluten constitutes about 80% of the protein in common grains such as wheat, rye, barley and oats. Some people can have an allergy or intolerance towards gluten, so they must follow a gluten-free diet for medical reasons.
Our gluten-free items are prepared in a separate facility from our regular breads and pastries, so there is no fear of cross-contamination. Most of our gluten-free items are also vegan (except the gluten-free salami pizza). They are also frozen to preserve the freshness as long as possible (except the pastas, which are dried).

What are your vacation plans this summer? There’s a good chance grilling outdoors is involved! As you know, steaks are one of the most popular food items to grill.

All our steaks are imported from Brazil, the United States, and Australia, countries known for their superior beef, in terms of taste and tenderness.
Our best-selling tenderloin from Brazil is grass-fed beef; grass being the natural food for cows. Most cattle bred for consumption are fed with grains like soy or corn. Grass-fed beef is known as the healthier option, as the meat is leaner and provides more omega-3 fatty acids.
We also offer USDA Choice beef from the United States, like the top-selling rib-eye, prime rib, and also US tenderloin. The Choice grade is high-quality by US government standards, and the best grade that consumers can buy. These are tender, juicy, and flavorful and are suited for grilling, broiling, and roasting.
Lastly, our wagyu tomahawk steak comes from Australia. The Australian wagyu association is the largest breed association outside Japan. Beef from wagyu cattle are known for their intense marbling of fat, which of course, delivers plenty of flavor.
I hope you are inspired to fire up the grill this summer!

 

Shop for Wines on Gerald.ph

GERALD.ph is more than a bakery; it is a grocery as well! Therefore, I am more than happy to announce that you can now order quality wines from GERALD.ph.

These are wines from France and Italy that I have personally selected as they complement the range of all-imported frozen meat, seafood, and pasta that you can order for delivery.


Cox Chardonnay
(Languedoc-Roussillon, France)
pairs with:
• Grilled Seabass
• Mixed Seafood
• Mixed Seafood Platter
• Pasta


Colombelle Rosé
(Southwest France)
pairs with:
• Salmon Fillet
• Pizza
• Pork Baby Back Ribs


Les Bastions Red
(Southwest France)
pairs with:
• Grilled Steak (Beef Tenderloin, Rib Eye, Prime Rib)
• Lamb


DOC Rosso Piceno Torquis
(Marche, Italy)
pairs with:
• Pasta
• Grilled Chicken
• Grilled Lamb


Macon-Bussieres Les Devants
(Burgundy, France)
pairs with:
• Duck Breast

 

Do you like fresh pasta? I have exciting news. The Pasta category is now available for ordering and delivery. That means you can enjoy quality fresh pasta, made in Italy, right in your home!

Keep in mind, this is not the dried pasta that you get from supermarket shelves. This is soft, fresh pasta made with durum wheat semolina to give it a nice al dente texture, and real fresh eggs to give it a warm yellow color. It is produced in a warm, moist environment, like how the best pasta chefs make it.

No more than one hour elapses between production and deep freezing, which is done to protect the pasta as it is exported around the world. As you know, freezing is the oldest and the most natural way of maintaining the original integrity (flavor, aroma, color, texture), freshness, and nutrients of food without adding preservatives.

This deep freezing is done with the IQF (individually quick frozen) method, so that each piece is frozen separately for the best possible quality.

Look through our pasta offerings for some recipes!