Saturday, March 19, 2016

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Tasty Fruit & Wine Sorbet

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

Tasty Fruit & Wine Sorbet!

Sofrito Lovers,

When I discovered this Tasty video for Fruit & Wine Sorbet, I instantly fell in love with it.  It looks amazing with all the incredible fruit, simple syrup, and white wine.

I'm a huge Sorbet fan!  For the uninitiated, Sorbet is a dessert made of frozen fruit juice or flavored water.  Often confused with Sherbet, Sorbet is lighter, doesn't contain dairy, and occasionally includes white or red wine.  It can also be made with vodka or rum, as well.  Basically, you can mix any liquor with fruit juice and create a delicious sorbet.

I haven't had any time to make this particular recipe, but it's on my "To Do" list for this weekend.  I hope it's on yours as well.

Check it out, taste it, and ¡Buen Provecho!

Friday, March 18, 2016

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Eaters' Journal 3/17/16

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

Eaters' Journal 3/17/16: Masa, Mr. Donahue's, Salvation Burger, Oiji, Bar Omar, And More

Sofrito Lovers,

Are you looking for a nice place to eat this weekend?  Maybe you're looking for something a bit upscale and romantic? if you are, then today's post is right up your alley!

Occasionally, publishes these great mini-reviews under the title "Eater's Journals"; they're these awesome little reviews of eateries that the staff have visited that week.  It's a great little quick reference to some of the most interesting places throughout the City.

After reading the article, I'm eager to try Masa on Columbus Circle and Oiji in the East Village this weekend.  I hope you find a place to enjoy a nice meal as well!

Read and go taste for yourself! ¡Buen Provecho!

Eaters' Journal 3/17/16: Masa, Mr. Donahue's, Salvation Burger, Oiji, Bar Omar, And More

Field notes from Eater editors about recent meals around New York City

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Masa: I went back to Masa recently. After starting this whole sushi video series on Eater, one of the most frequent questions I get is whether or not Masa is worth the price. Truth of the matter is that it's hard to justify spending $600 (PER PERSON, sans sake) on a three hour meal. Is the sushi good? No, it's great. Is the Masa experience reminiscent of dining at a sushi bar in Tokyo? To an extent, yes. Should you go? Well, if you have $600 to burn, then yes, you totally should. If you don't have $600 to burn, head to the new Zo, where you'll have sushi on par with Masa minus some caviar and truffle-Parmesan rice balls at about $300pp. If you have less than $200 to burn, the move is Shuko or newbie Kosaka. — Odell

Check out the rest of the article here!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Americans try Latin fruits!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A Pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.
Americans try Latin fruits

Sofrito Lovers,

Watching people taste "foreign" or "exotic" foods is hilarious.  I love watching Americans taste new things; the level of fear, anxiety, and stupidity is chart topping!

The video below, from FLAMA on YouTube, made me laugh my ass off!  I love how nervous and fearful they are of the fruit.  A few years ago, I read an article about how Americans are often unwilling and resistant to trying international cuisine.  I can kind of see it in these tasting videos, but I must also acknowledge this crew for breaking down those stereotypes.

What some consider exotic is common for others.  It's all about perspective!  Be open and you'll experience amazing new flavors.

Watch it, laugh, and go taste some new fruit! ¡Buen Provecho!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

A Spoonful of Sofrito: The New York City Neighborhood Pizzeria Hall of Fame

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A Pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.
The New York City Neighborhood Pizzeria Hall of Fame 

Sofrito Lovers,
Pizza gives me life!  What could be better than a delicious slice of oven-toasted flatbread covered in delicious tomato sauce and oozing with melted mozzarella cheese?  Nothing, that's what!

I'm a pizza fiend!  I love pizza and all of it's incredible infinite diversity! To be clear, I'm  not talking about Little Cesar's (Gross!), Dominio's (Double Gross!), or any of those other assembly line pre-packaged flash frozen carbohydrate nightmares they have the nerve to call pizza.  
I'm talking about a good old fashioned New York style slice of heaven, born from an oven and forged by the skilled hands of a pizza guy, who twirls the dough and sends it flying to the stars!  I could go on forever waxing poetic about pizza, but I know you want me to get to the point, so I shall!

Below, I've posted an awesome article from, which features a list of amazing NYC pizzerias!  I'm proud to say that two of my Bronx favs made the list: Broadway Pizza and Pasta and Luigi's!

Check out this amazing article, then get out there and start sampling some of NYC's finest!  Read it, eat it, love it, and Buen Provecho!

The New York City Neighborhood Pizzeria Hall of Fame

Eater critic Robert Sietsema’s third list of the city’s most distinguished local pizza parlors

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Ever since the invention of the stacked pizza oven — a series of three or four separate units with little headroom and separate heat controls, vertically arranged — around 1950, the modest neighborhood pizzeria has been a signature of New York vernacular cuisine. While many have disappeared under pressure from national pizza chains, 99 cent slices, and other forms of fast food, others of these noble institutions have persisted, and even flourished.

Monday, March 14, 2016

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Top 10 Super foods for Diabetics!

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

Top 10 Super Foods For Diabetics

Sofrito Lovers,

Fellow Diabetics, and pre-Diabetics, if you're looking for Super foods to lower your blood sugar and aid in your overall health, then the post below is for you.

Blueberries, almonds, tomatoes, and sweets potatoes are easily found and accessible foods that are beneficial to our health. These foods, along with others, need to be incorporated into a Diabetic diet in order to have a long-term impact on blood sugar levels, but must be eaten in moderation.

Check out these awesome quick video. I'm going to be upping my intake of some of these foods starting this week! I'm all for a delicious way to get healthier!

Watch it, learn it, and put it into effect! ¡Buen Provecho!