Friday, March 16, 2018

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Humans were meant to eat insects!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Humans were meant to eat insects!

Sofrito Lovers,

Humans were meant to eat insects. You can choose to disagree all you want, but science says different!  I know that it sounds incredibly disgusting, but as someone who has eaten fried tarantulas (an arachnid not insect) and chocolate covered ants, I'm totally down!

Okay, control your gag reflex, it's not that bad!  Check out the article below from Men's Health Magazine and read about how insects are our primate protein of choice.

Read and then go taste for yourself...okay, then don't!  ¡Buen Provecho!

Humans Were Meant to Eat Insects, So Here's How to Try Them Out

Yep, you're hardwired to digest crickets, beetles, and other bugs, according to a new study.


Crunchy cricket tacos anyone? If the idea sounds stomach-turning, consider new research that shows humans are meant to eat bugs. Well, insects to be exact.

Rutgers researchers found that insects were the food of choice for our early primate ancestors and that we 21st century humans — among other modern day primates — are still made to eat and digest termites, crickets, beetles, and their ilk.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Foods To Avoid Buying At All Costs!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Foods To Avoid Buying At All Costs!

Sofrito Lovers,

Do you love cow shit in your ice cream?  Do you want to get Salmonella poisoning from your salad? Do you want to get Diabetes from eating Reduced fat Peanut butter? Yeah, me neither, that's way you need to check out the Mashed video posted below!

Processed and packaged food can be amazing, but some of it is pure death and destruction.  After watching the video below, I've decided to make better choices at the market!  Watch and carefully taste for yourself!  ¡Buen Provecho!


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Lush Midtown Restaurant Nails Ropa Vieja, Cuba’s National Dish!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Lush Midtown Restaurant Nails Ropa Vieja, Cuba’s National Dish!

Sofrito Lovers,

Finding good Cuban food in New York City is a challenge! That's why I got excited when I saw the article posted below from Good Ropa Vieja?  Yes sir, I'm there!

I've heard of Victor's Cafe, but have never visited.  You all know that I'm an uptown boy and I rarely dine downtown, but if the Ropa Vieja (Stewed shredded beef) at Victor's Cafe is has good as Ryan Sutton says, then I'm heading down to Midtown on the next D train! 

Check out the article below and see if it sparks your interest the way it did mine!  Go taste for yourself!  ¡Buen provecho!

Lush Midtown Restaurant Nails Ropa Vieja, Cuba’s National Dish

Victor Cafe’s version of the pulled beef dish is clean and balanced

by Ryan Sutton Mar 9, 2018, 12:29pm EST 

On Eater’s list of 38 essential New York restaurants, a Cuban spot recently made the cut. I was hoping it would be Guantanamera, but Victor’s Cafe, which Robert Sietsema calls the city’s “most luxurious and venerable Cuban restaurant,” ended up winning out for now. It was a solid choice.

Victor del Corral, who ran restaurants in and around Havana before emigrating to the states, opened his namesake venue in 1963 on the Upper West Side. “Featuring robust Cuban food at affordable prices, the restaurant was routinely packed with an assortment of New Yorkers, including graying beatniks and Lincoln Center concertgoers as well as Cuban expatriates,” the New York Times wrote in its 2006 obituary for Del Corral. Victor’s relocated to its current home on 52nd street in 1980, where it’s currently run by Del Corral’s daughter and granddaughter, Sonia and Monica Zaldivar. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

A Spoonful of Sofrito: 6 Hearty Chili Recipes!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

6 Hearty Chili Recipes!

Sofrito Lovers,

Another Nor'Easter  is heading our way and the only way to combat the cold is with a nice steamy bowl of Chili! Whether you're braving the cold or hunkering down at home, a nice bowl of ground beef, spices, and tomato sauce will surely warm those frost bitten bones.  I think Chili is the only way to survive the winter!

Try out the 6 amazing Chili recipes from the Tasty video posted below!  You won't regret it! Don't take my word for it go taste for yourself!  ¡Buen provecho!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

A Spoonful of Sofrito: 8 Foods To Enjoy During Sex!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

8 Foods To Enjoy During Sex!

Sofrito Lovers,

They say food is an expression of love, but can food enhance sex? Hell yeah it can!  Check out the article below, from, for some tips on how to incorporate some sex enhancing foods into your bedroom adult activities...that's nicer than saying fucking, right?

Whether it's silky chocolate, infamous oysters, or cold whipped cream, these foods are sure to liven up any bedroom frolicking!  Have fun!  Your welcome!

Read, then go taste for!  ¡Buen provecho!   

8 Foods To Enjoy During Sex
Here's How To Bring Food Into The Bedroom
David Strovny
 Originally published on

If there are two things that men love more than anything, it's eating and having sex — some, like Costanza, even enjoy doing them together. And if all men could only do those things simultaneously, life would truly be grand. Lucky for you, today's tip centers around incorporating victual delights into bedroom romps with your woman.

Now before I jump into this banana split of fun, there are a couple of things you must keep in mind first:

Use finger foods: Whether it's fruit or anything else, make sure it's in bite-size form and not one big, food-in-your-teeth mess. You are, after all, trying to keep the mood sexual.

Keep it refreshing: The food you select should provide a refreshing feeling and not a stuffy one. So don't opt for chicken nuggets dipped in barbecue sauce as they tend to make one feel heavy, and possibly gassy, afterwards.

When it comes to lovemaking, it's quite difficult to begin eating while you're penetrating your woman — especially in a tricky position. So obviously, lying naked on the bed, kissing and licking each other occasionally, feeding each other, and incorporating sexual play into your fun is what I mean by "sex."

Now, on to the food I highly recommend for your sexual food fight:

1. Fruit
Cherries, strawberries, and red or green grapes are great add-ons to any sexual fun, but you can also incorporate more complex fruit like papaya, mango, grapefruits, and oranges. All the fruit should be washed, and besides the cherries, the rest should be prepared accordingly. Strawberries should be cut, washed and lightly sweetened with sugar; grapes should be separated from their stems; and the rest should be peeled and cut into bite-size form.

2. Whipped cream
The cliché of all sexual foods, whipped cream still serves up some great fun. Whip some into her mouth and watch her lick it all up. Or place some on her nipples and lick it all off slowly. Be warned, however: dairy products on the skin don't leave a very pleasant odor.

3. Syrups
Whether you're a big fan of chocolate, maple, banana, or strawberry syrup, this liquid concoction can make a mediocre night an incredibly memorable one. The sheets might get destroyed, but chances are that you and she will end up licking areas of each other you've never ventured onto (or into) before.

4. Chocolate
In the spirit of syrup, chocolate is a welcome treat before, during and after sex. Whether you opt for the almond-covered variety or just plain old milk chocolate, placing a piece in your mouth and gliding it down her warm body will definitely make the night sweeter and more interesting.

5. Oysters
Ah, the rumored aphrodisiac. Oysters are an acquired taste, no doubt, but for some, this seafood provides a zinc boost, which ultimately leads to longer, stronger sex. And watching your woman shuck might get you more excited than you think. Just make sure she's fond of them first.

6. Popsicles
The first time I ever used Popsicles in my sexual endeavors, I knew that the phallic shape would instantly lead to greater things. I made my woman suck on me and the Popsicle simultaneously, she made me suck on it to show her what I like, I put it inside of her (it melted instantly), and ultimately, it was one of the best experiences I ever had. Make and melt some today.

7. Water
Okay, so it's not exactly food, but keep yourself quenched anyway, or opt for the iced form of H2O and keep her nipples erect the whole night. Ice can be used to arouse her senses — glide it down her back, between her thighs, around her navel, or tap it lightly onto her clitoris. If you think you can handle it, let her put a cube in her mouth and show your penis what it feels like to endure hot and cold at the same time.

8. Alcohol
Whether you want to do body shots or just drink the night away and indulge in sloppy, passionate sex, alcohol can provide some mad fun. Pour some of your favorite liquor (try to be a little more creative than beer) onto her belly button and lick it off. Or enjoy some tequila body shots and kiss passionately when it comes to biting into the lemon slice that she's holding between her teeth.
before the sex ends

There are plenty of foods that you can use to enhance the sexual mood, and the aforementioned ones can be used in conjunction with sexual play, or even as preludes to it.

But before I go, here's a helpful hint: Invest in some baby wipes in order to keep the area and your bodies as neat as possible (if you prefer cleaner sex). The last thing you want is to literally be stuck to your woman and have to rip all the hair off your chest in order to get up.

Until next time, play with your food and eat until she's satisfied.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Signs You're Eating Pre-Made Food At A Restaurant!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Signs You're Eating Pre-Made Food At A Restaurant!

 Sofrito Lovers,

As you should all know, I hate fast food and chain restaurants.  It's not because I'm bougie or a snob, it's just because I like homemade delicious food.  When I go out to eat I want to eat food that was freshly prepared and made with a certain degree of artistry and care!  

Fast food and most chain restaurant serve you reheated pre-cooked frozen food that has been chemically treated with preservatives and all sorts of other carcinogens!

I want an amazing dining experience with food that's been made with pride, respect for the ingredients, and the intention of making the customer happy.  Let's be real, you never get that at McDonald's or AppleBees

Check out the video posted below from Mashed and learn the tell tale signs that you're food isn't fresh!  Watch, learn, and then go taste for yourself!  ¡Buen provecho!


Monday, March 5, 2018

A Spoonful of Sofrito: NYC Food Truck Fest. 2018

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

NYC Food Truck Fest. 2018

Sofrito Lovers,

Food trucks are da bomb!  It's an undeniable foodie fact that food trucks in NYC are amazing and in many cases way better than some restaurants.  If you've never attended a food truck festival, then mark your calendar, because the NYC Food Truck Fest is coming up on Sunday, March 25th!

This incredible food festival features eclectic food truck fare from all over the city.  So, if you're interested in spending an afternoon enjoying delicious food from all over the world, then join us at the NYC Food Truck Fest! It's going to be incredible!   I hope to see you there!

Go taste for yourself!  ¡Buen provecho!

Join this years NYC Food Truck Fest, organized by Grand Bazaar NYC the weekly curated market on the Upper West Side, featuring 12 of the best gourmet food trucks in addition to the market's 100+ vendors. Co-hosted by the New York Food Truck Association.

NYC famous and best food trucks will be coming together to serve up everything from fresh lobster sandwiches to freshly made pizza, hot mac n' cheese to sweet creps, to award winning empanadas and stuffed french toast.

100% of Grand Bazaar NYC's profits are donated to four local public school, benefiting over 4,000 children.

Admission is free. But feel free to donate to our cause.

About Grand Bazaar NYC -

Grand Bazaar NYC is the largest curated weekly market in New York City. Open every Sunday, indoors and outdoors. Find local artists, designers, craft-makers, and independent vintage/antique dealers selling one-of-a-kind, and limited-edition art, fashion, craft, antique watches, vintage collectibles, handmade jewelry and furniture, and the artisanal food vendors will take care of any sweet and savory cravings.

Grand Bazaar NYC donates 100% of its profits to four neighborhood public schools, benefiting over 4,000 children.

VENDORS: Please apply via our website.