About the author: Cess Padilla is a Food and Beverage Expert. She shares that Asian and Italian cuisines are really close to her heart. She looks up to Rachel Ray and Bobby Flay for their ingenuity and yummy creations and is an avid fan of the two kitchen icons' shows. She also watches Iron Chef for her regular dose of food entertainment and to improve on her cooking skills. Unbeknownst to most of her colleagues, Cess is also a wicked mixologist who can whip out delicious cocktails from scratch.