Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: ‘The Chew’ Cast Addresses Mario Batali Allegations!

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

‘The Chew’ Cast Addresses Mario Batali Allegations!


Sofrito Lovers,

The  food world's dirty little secret is starting to come to light.  The amount of sexual harassment and sexism that many women and men face in their professional settings is staggering. 
 
The kitchen, break room, cafeteria, and all other restaurant and food related spaces should be safe spaces where creativity, fun, and enjoyment abound, not harassment and misconduct. I hope more women and men stand up and demand that the people who've created these unsafe working environments are finally held accountable for their actions. 

Check out Eater.com's article on the recent allegations against Mario Batali!


‘The Chew’ Cast Addresses Mario Batali Allegations
 
From left: ‘The Chew’ cast members Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, and Michael SymonABC
 
ABC removed Batali from the show following revelations of his alleged sexual misconduct by Chris Fuhrmeister@ccfuhr Dec 12, 2017, 3:51pm EST

Following an Eater NY report detailing decades of alleged sexual misconduct by Mario Batali, ABC removed the celebrity chef from his role as a host on the network’s daytime talk show, The Chew. On Tuesday, co-hosts Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, and Michael Symon addressed Batali’s absence. Their statement aired at the beginning of the episode and was subsequently posted to The Chew’s social media channels.
 
 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Fast Food Recipes You Can Make At Home!

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

Fast Food Recipes You Can Make At Home!


Sofrito Lovers,

As you all know, I'm the enemy of all homogenized, processed, genetically altered, and mechanically rendered fast food!  But, when I came across this video on Tasty I was very intrigued!  Is it possible to make fast food at home and actually use meat, veggies, and real ingredients instead of the chemically treated garbage they use?  Yes, you can!  

Check out the post below and learn how to make some of your fast food favorites!  Imagine, KFC chicken that wasn't made in some factory 20 years ago...and made with actual chicken!  WOW!  Enjoy!  Go taste for yourself! ¡Buen provecho!


Friday, December 8, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: The Hottest Restaurants in Manhattan Right Now!

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

The Hottest Restaurants in Manhattan Right Now!


Sofrito Lovers,

If you still haven't planned out your weekend, then check out the post below from Eater.com and choose a few restaurants to visit!  Foodie adventures are always fun!  I do it all the time!

Although I'm bummed out by the lack of uptown selections, I will say some of the spots they chose to highlight downtown are pretty cool. I'm a long time fan of Public Kitchen (East Village) and Sorbillo Pizza (East Village); I encourage folks to check them out!

More and more, I'm realizing that I need to create my own Uptown lists for you guys!  I'm going to start working on it this weekend!  Go taste for yourself! ¡Buen Provecho!

The Hottest Restaurants in Manhattan Right Now, December 2017

These places are burning up the borough

 
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Eater editors get asked one question more than any other: Where should I eat right now? NYC dining obsessives want to know what’s new, what’s hot, and what is going to be the next big hit in the greatest dining city on earth. So here it is, a guide to the hottest restaurants in Manhattan this month. 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Tacos are better than people!

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

Tacos are better than people!


Sofrito Lovers,

There's nothing more to say!  Tacos are better than people!  Read the rationale above!  It's all true!

If you're interested in learning how to make real Mexican tacos (basically the opposite of Taco Bell tacos), then check out this recipe below!  It's easy, fun, and really delicious!  And it's what I'm making for dinner this weekend!

Go taste for yourself! ¡Buen provecho!




 
 

Monday, December 4, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Coquito Masters Finals!

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

Coquito Masters Finals!


Sofrito Lovers,

It's that time of the year! Yes, folks, the New York Coquito Masters competition is on!  For those of you that don't know, Coquito is a Puerto Rican holiday beverage made with condensed milk, evaporated milk, rum, coconut cream, cinnamon, and copious amounts of rum!  It's like American eggnog, except WAY better!

Every year, the International Coquito Federation hosts the Coquito Masters competition (I refer to it as the Coquito Olympics) to see who makes the best coquito in NYC!  The flavors, preparation, and creativity that go into this competition is no joke!  The competitors go in!

If you love delicious holiday beverages, rum, or coconut cream based drinks, this competition is for you!  Come out on Dec. 16th and enjoy this delicious competition!  Go taste for yourself! ¡Buen provecho!



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Come be a tasting judge at the 2017 Coquito Masters Finals where finalists from around the state compete for the title of NYS Couqito Master. Coquito is the tradtional Puerto Rican holiday drink that is made with coconut, sweetened condensed milk, spices and rum! Sometimes referred to is as a Puerto Rican egg nog, but it is so much more! Join the celebration to kick the holidays with a Caribbean flare and taste award winning coquitos. Vote for the winner and pick the NYS Coquito Master! Can Queen Rosemary Colon pull off of a three-peat win?? There is also a special Fusion Flavor competition as well. Find a coquito that you want to purchase come to the Coquito Marqueta the next day as well!

Check out the Eventbrite page here!
 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: 6 Scrumptious Hot Dog Recipes!

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

6 Scrumptious Hot Dog Recipes!


Sofrito Lovers,

I love hot dogs!  They get a bum rap!  People say that their made from racoon, pigeon, or rat meat.  They say their unhealthy and dangerous, but I think a hot dog from time to time is a delicious treat! And when dressed up a bit can be an amazing meal!

Check out the Tasty video (MY FAVORITE YOUTUBE CHANNEL!) below for 6 amazing hot dog recipes!  The baked chili cheese dog recipe is my favorite; I'm going to make those this weekend!

Do yourself a favor, go get a pack of hot dogs (100% beef, of course) and get to work in the kitchen!  Go taste for yourself! ¡Buen Provecho!




Friday, December 1, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Desserts of Nepal and Lebanon with The League of Kitchens!

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

Desserts of Nepal and Lebanon with The League of Kitchens!

  
Sofrito Lovers,

The Museum of Food and Drink (Yes, it exists) has an amazing calendar of events, which features an amazing assortment of tasting workshops and cooking tutorials.  It's an awesome place for a burgeoning foodie to learn about food history...and get some mouth-watering free samples!

On December 6th, the museum will be hosting, Desserts of Nepal and Lebanon with the League of Kitchens.  Two league members are going to be showing us how to prepare delicious holiday sweet treats from their homelands.  It promises to be a delicious adventure!  I hope to see you there!

Go taste for yourself! ¡Buen provecho!
 

Desserts of Nepal and Lebanon with The League of Kitchens!
 
 
With the holiday season in full swing, Rachana and Jeanette from The League of Kitchens will expand your dessert horizons by introducing you to sweet treats from their home countries, Nepal and Lebanon, respectively.