‘Bare Foodie’ sweetens native meals scene with luxe desserts

'Naked Foodie' sweetens local food scene with luxe cakes

Christian Mark Jacobs and his cake creations. Handout

MANILA — Christian Mark Jacobs, the husband of Filipino clothier Francis Libiran, is making his personal candy mark within the native meals scene.

He’s the person in the back of The Bare Patisserie, a web based bakery that sells luxurious desserts, bespoke marriage ceremony desserts, and pastries. Additionally, The Bare Foodie, a YouTube channel that explores the sector of meals via his studies, travels, and private recipes. Not too long ago, Jacobs additionally introduced his personal line of Italian wine beneath The Bare Foodie emblem.

Jacobs is initially from Florida, USA however has been running in Asia for greater than a decade now. He has labored in South Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, and now, the Philippines. He lately moved right here after marrying Libiran final 12 months. 

He has since began his personal bakery, The Bare Patisserie, which is known for its bare desserts (desserts with out frosting, only a skinny layer of crumb coat). The bakery additionally makes different treats like cookies, desserts, macarons, and bespoke marriage ceremony desserts. 

The Bare Patisserie additionally sells reward units like this wine, cake, and truffle mixture set. Handout

“We do a large number of bare desserts, bare desserts are truly what we concentrate on. We lately launched a line of 4 new bare desserts and a large number of our purchasers—greater than part—select the bare desserts. We pair a unadorned cake with recent foliage and we additionally use sugar plants,” Jacobs shared all over an intimate dinner he hosted for a choose staff of media at his and Libiran’s beautiful house. 


For marriage ceremony desserts, Jacobs stated The Bare Patisserie makes it an enjoy and now not only a easy tasting. 

“We attempt to emphasize enjoy for our visitors, so after they are available, the desk atmosphere is sweet, we’ve got candles, jazz song, we’ve got champagne for them, we’ve got desserts, after which we cartoon their marriage ceremony cake for them at the spot. It is truly all about enjoy what we are looking to be offering,” he stated.

He in fact made his personal marriage ceremony cake final 12 months. The bakery already had a number of purchasers and can also be making desserts for upcoming famous person weddings like for Christian Bautista and Kat Ram, Kryz Uy and Slater Younger, and Moira Dela Torree and Jason Marvin. 

What is other along with his marriage ceremony cake is it is in fact suitable for eating. One to 2 tiers are suitable for eating in contrast to maximum cake providers that do not come with even one suitable for eating tier. 

“They are in fact getting now not handiest the glance of the cake however they are getting the style of the cake, which I attempt to emphasize much more as a result of I am a foodie myself. If I am taking a look at an exquisite cake, that is great and all, however can I’ve a style? Maximum of our cake has a minimum of one suitable for eating tier,” he stated.

Rustic desserts for occasions. Handout


All the way through the particular dinner the place he served Southern convenience meals—biscuit, breaded red meat chop, creamy mashed potatoes, candy and bitter inexperienced beans, and baked mac and cheese—he additionally published how his love for meals began and the way he’s sharing that to the sector. 

When he was once rising up in Southern US, he would watch his mom and grandmother prepare dinner within the kitchen whilst status on a footstool. He cannot succeed in the counter simply but again then. Jacobs likewise enjoys easy but excellent meals rising up like bacon, egg, and cheese in a biscuit that have been being bought at the streets.

Strawberries ‘n Cream cake. Handout

“Those red meat chops pass 4 generations. My nice grandmother was once the person who first made those red meat chops. Within the States, they’ve one thing known as Italian bread crumbs, they do not have them right here, so I make my bread crumbs from scratch. The way in which I make my red meat chops another way is I bake them and I bake them with olive oil so they are more fit than what my grandma would make, which is fried at the skillet in canola oil,” he defined. 

In the course of the on-line platform he is in a position to proportion a few of his recipes on his channel. And likewise deliver the meals tradition of more than a few puts around the globe via his culinary adventures. 

Certainly one of The Bare Foodie’s journey in South Korea, consuming uncooked squid. Handout

“Mainly dwelling in 4 other international locations in Asia—South Korea, Singapore, Vietnam, and now the Philippines, I felt like I have had such a lot publicity to various kinds of tradition and various kinds of meals and I simply desire a platform the place I will proportion that. After which additionally, I am a novice right here within the Philippines, so there is a lot for me to check out and I believed it will be a amusing enjoy to kind of record that alongside the best way. I have attempted balut a pair weeks in the past along side betamax and isaw,” he stated.

“Even dissecting such things as balut. Other folks bring to mind balut that it is so unique, I might by no means devour that. Ok, I’ll pass there and I’ll inform you about it and I’ll devour it and going to enjoy it and I’ll proportion to you guys that is it is not a little bit deal. That is what The Bare Foodie is all about. There may be actually not anything you want to give me that I may not devour as soon as,” Jacobs stated. 

Certainly one of his culinary adventures within the Philippines is consuming Filipino side road meals like isaw. Handout

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