Saturday, January 9, 2016

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Another Foodie App: Foodgawker!

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

Another Foodie App: Foodgawker

Sofrito Lovers,

Foodgawker is an amazing App!  As it says in the description, it's solid food porn!  The app provides amazing recipes and incredible food photography.  After a few minutes of looking through pics, you'll be running to your 'fridge to eat everything in sight!

I discovered Foodgawker when I was searching for new foodie apps on my IPhone and instantly fell in love.  Like any good modern day foodie, I've become a foodie tech app fanatic and rely on these apps for everything from recipes to figuring out where I should eat throughout the city.

I think you'll enjoy Foodgawker!  Download it, go taste for yourself, and as always: ¡Buen Provecho!

Friday, January 8, 2016

A Spoonful of Sofrito: American Kids try School lunches from around the world!

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

American Kids Try School Lunches from Around the World

Sofrito Lovers,

Need a good laugh?  Then, watch the video I posted below from WatchCut Video titled, "American Kids try School lunches from around the World!" This video is hilarious; I love the kids' questions, comments, and reactions to their international counterparts' school lunches! It's also incredible to see how healthy school lunches are outside of the U.S.

As someone who works in education, I see firsthand the garbage our kids eat on a daily basis in Public Schools.  From the overcooked nutritionally deficient canned vegetables to the slop-like "mystery meats" that are shoveled onto their lunch trays, these kids are ingesting what I consider to be edible death.  

The first time I watched this video, I couldn't believe the quality, diversity, and nutritional value of the food students eat outside of the U.S.  Some of those lunches look absolutely delicious!  I'm jealous of Indian, Cuban, French, and Japanese kids; they get to eat incredible lunches and I can barely get palatable rice and beans near my school.

Sofrito Lovers, watch this video, laugh, and then pack your kids a home made lunch.  Their internal organs will thank you!  ¡Buen provecho!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Sopa de Pollo/Puerto Rican Style Chicken Soup.

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

Sopa de Pollo/Puerto Rican Style Chicken Soup

Sofrito Lovers,

It's getting horrifically cold out there and when the temperature drops I start making soups to warm me up.  One of my favorite recipes comes from YouTube's resident Boricua home style cook Yvonne Chinea!  The video below features her recipe for delicious sopa de pollo/Puerto Rican style chicken soup; you can find more of her soup recipes on her YouTube channel.

I suggest you watch it, cook it, taste it for yourself, and ENJOY!  I know I'm going to!  It's going to be a cold weekend and I think it's time for some sopita! ¡Buen Provecho!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Just in Time for Winter, Three New Ramen-Yas Appear Downtown!

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

Just in Time for Winter, Three New Ramen-Yas Appear Downtown

Sofrito Lovers, never ceases to both amaze and tantalize me!  When I saw the title of the article below, I almost back flipped; I can't believe there are three more Ramen-Yas downtown!

Ramen-Yas are noodle shops where they serve traditional Ramen soup.  Now, to be clear, I'm not talking about those packaged sodium bombs that you can buy at your local bodega for $.50-which, I love too.  I'm talking about delicious bowls of artisanal soup that are carefully seasoned and masterfully prepared.  True Ramen doesn't cause your blood pressure to spike 5 points, it warms your tummy and makes you thank God you have working taste buds.  As you can tell, I'm a bit of a Ramen fan!

After reading this article, I'm eagerly planning out my visits to these three establishments!  I'm going to visit one this weekend and blog about it the minute I am done!  

Read the article and go taste for yourself! ¡Buen provecho!

Just in Time for Winter, Three New Ramen-Yas Appear Downtown

Eater's senior critic visits three new ramen restaurants below 14th Street

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With over 50 ramen restaurants to choose from between the Battery and Central Park South, you’d have thought the market was totally saturated. And maybe you’ve even gotten a bit tired of the wiggly wheat noodles after close to 10 years of wildfire popularity. Well, that hasn’t stopped restaurateurs from throwing the dice a few more times in hopes of launching successful ramen joints, especially in such peak neighborhoods as the East Village and the Lower East Side, where the greatest concentration already lies. Some of the new hopefuls are actually Japanese chains that have slowly sprung into action, while others are motivated by some balky bankers, who’ve just figured out that cheap-to-produce noodles that can fetch $15 or $16 a bowl are a good bet, financially speaking.

Monday, January 4, 2016

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Zomato the must have food App!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A Pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life!

A Must have food app: Zomato!

Sofrito Lovers, 

Like any good foodie, I rely on cutting edge food apps to guide my culinary adventures through New York City.

On my IPhone 6, I have a file full of food apps I use on a daily basis.  Like most app fanatics, I tend to download one app only to delete it if I don't use it within weeks of its acquisition. Zomato, my favorite food app, has survived all of my file purges!

Zomato is easy to use and extremely informative! It features pictures, search functions, enables you to write reviews, and to check into wherever you are dining.  I think it's a useful tool for searching out local eateries!  Download it, use it, and enjoy!  ¡Buen Provecho!