Martha Stewart manila shopping
Martha Stewart checks out Panaderya Toyo’s artisanal bread. Credits to Martha Stewart.

American business icon Martha Stewart sampled local organic bread and shopping in Metro Manila and came away from the experience impressed with Filipino ingenuity and craftsmanship.

Stewart spent a part of her fourth day in the Philippines checking out Panaderya Toyo in Makati and praised its sustainable practice in baking bread.

The lifestyle guru posted a snapshot of her with the bakers and wrote, “This is a responsible and amazing bakery catering to customers who believe in sustainability. Great bread. No waste organic local products.”

Martha Stewart also posted a series of photos and a video of the baking process for artisanal pandesal captioning it with, “Baking the new old fashioned way. No waste use breadcrumbs from unsold bread. Kombu from the dashi milk and butter from local dairies, sugar to prolong freshness, Salt from the sea, local grains, Unbleached flours. Let doughs rise carefully slowly. No yeast just local starters using pineapple juice. Extraordinary flavors great textures. Unusual techniques.”

The global entrepreneur also went shopping on Thursday at Greenhills San Juan and remarked it was “great shopping” and showed off Philippine handicrafts items in a photo with Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat. DOT had also posted Martha Stewart’s visit to Binondo’s The Great Buddha Cafe.

Martha Stewart arrived in the Philippines on August 19 and revealed her admiration for Filipino hospitality and products after touring Manila and seeing SM’s Kultura Filipino items. She gave a talk at the ABS CBN News Channel Leadership forum and also made a brief visit to Pampanga and experienced planting rice at Alviz Farm.

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