Sofrito Magazine

Sofrito Magazine Sofrito Magazine is a Publication. Created to inform the world about Latin Cuisine and showcase all the different flavors and styles.
A Magazine about Latin Cuisine For the food lover with a Latin flair

Greetings and welcome to Sofrito Magazine! I started this Blog to bring awareness to Latino cuisine and culture, sharing my personal experiences cooking, playing with recipes using traditional ingredients (and some not so traditional), and drawing on my three decades of work in the restaurant business. Both of my parents were born in Puerto Rico, and shortly after I was born in Brooklyn, NY, we moved back to Bayamon, Puerto Rico were I experienced many rites of passage. Most of them involving food! I learned to cook watching my mother going to the local markets, feeling and listening to ingredients to make sure they were fresh and ready to eat. Some ingredients made more noise than others. I distinctly remember buying freshly killed hens and chicken, arduously plucking them in hot water, before she cooked them. My hard work in plucking would make the resulting dishes so much better. My favorites were the Asopaos (Heavy rice soups) or Guisados (Spanish stews). I learned to marry many different flavors not measuring the ingredients but tasting as I went along. At 17 I started working in restaurants in Puerto Rico as a waiter and as part-time cook when needed in the kitchen. I moved to New Haven, CT in 1989 and worked at various restaurants in the area Including Bruxelles, Brasserie and Bar and Scoozi's Italian Bistro. I attended the New York Restaurant School and graduated with honors in Culinary Arts and restaurant management, practicing my craft at externships in Dolce (Stamford, CT) and worked at a Country Club in Weston, CT. I then worked at Spazzi's in Fairfield, CT, La Cremailliere in Banksville, NY as a pastry chef assistant to Wendy Laurent, and La Colombe D'or. I made the transition to work for Compass Group (North American Division) as a catering supervisor eventually becoming Catering Manager. Now, using Sofrito as my medium, I decided to combine my experiences with food and my Latino culture and heritage. Sofrito Magazine will be available online as a webzine that is available to download via the Itunes or google apps. Each issue will have book and restaurant reviews, interviews, recipes, tidbits, announcements of restaurant openings and much more. The highlight will be Que es Eso? (What's That?), an in-depth look into the origins and culture of kitchen gadgets, utensils, herbs, and spices that have made their way into the Latino kitchens with indigenous roots intertwined with Old World traditions. Enjoy, Buen Provecho!

Mission: To educate the consumer about Latin cuisine and culture, highlighting chefs, home cooks, cookbook authors and restaurants worldwide

02/14/2020

To all our subscribers, please make sure your renewal is not on automatic as Magzter is no longer carrying our annual subscription. I am working on relaunching the magazine how soon I am not sure as I am the only person involved, In the past I relied on a group of non paid contributors, I no longer have that team except for two people of the original group. We grow and we move on hopefully I can get some new contributors. What we need writers, restaurant reviews, Spanish food history, recipes and more.
I will keep you all up to date on what we are doing and looking forward to our new magazines and new website look.

Can we help an amazing person in the community achieve her goal?Anything can help
02/02/2020
Kits For Kids- JustJazzyCakes 212 organized by Lupa Gunnr

Can we help an amazing person in the community achieve her goal?
Anything can help

Lupa Gunnr Kits For Kids- JustJazzyCakes 212 JustJazzy Cakes 212 is taking the bakery further than we ever thought possible. We aren’t just making cakes and t

So honored by this news, thank you 116TH STREET Festival NYC
01/26/2020

So honored by this news, thank you 116TH STREET Festival NYC

Congratulations to our 2020 Honoree Award Recipient Mr. Nelson Gonzalez of Sofrito Magazine !

Happy New Year 2020
01/01/2020

Happy New Year 2020

Feliz Navidad Merry Christmas Joyeux Noël
12/24/2019

Feliz Navidad
Merry Christmas
Joyeux Noël

I stumbled unto a little cute place in the East Village on 2nd Avenue off East 6th Street. I really enjoy the Cortadito,...
12/04/2019

I stumbled unto a little cute place in the East Village on 2nd Avenue off East 6th Street. I really enjoy the Cortadito, real Puerto Rican coffee

September 15-October 15 2019
09/15/2019

September 15-October 15 2019

08/02/2019
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7 Unbelievable Things To Do In Puerto Rico

José Andrés Is Nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize
07/09/2019
José Andrés Is Nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

José Andrés Is Nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

José Andrés—D.C. chef, humanitarian, restaurateur and overall Good Person—is now a Nobel Peace Prize nominee. Earlier this week, John Delaney, a U.S. Representative from Maryland, confirmed that he nominated Andrés for the award.

Sofrito Magazine The official hosts of the 116th street Kickoff festival
06/05/2019

Sofrito Magazine The official hosts of the 116th street Kickoff festival

06/04/2019

Preparation for the 116th Street Kickoff celebrations

Yerba Buena Restaurant in Puerto Rico Ropa Vieja in a Yucca Nest with Rice and Beans
05/25/2019

Yerba Buena Restaurant in Puerto Rico Ropa Vieja in a Yucca Nest with Rice and Beans

Throwback picture
05/21/2019

Throwback picture

Nelson's Cuchifrito Bar

From Sofrito Magazine in Puerto Rico
05/20/2019

From Sofrito Magazine in Puerto Rico

Happy Mother's Day to all from all of us
05/12/2019

Happy Mother's Day to all from all of us

03/22/2019
Pero Like

Pero Like

Latinos Try A Puerto Rican Food Truck

03/22/2019
PR informa

PR informa

Foods of Puerto Rico: Which one's your Favorite?

02/13/2019
What's Good in Your Hood

What's Good in Your Hood

Doña Adela opened her restaurant with love & with love, it grew to be one of the most popular spots amongst artists, musicians, activists & of course, the neighborhood. Join us, along with Luis Guzmán, to check it all out in Episode 5 of What's Good in Your Hood, Season 2.

After feeding an island, José Andrés and his nonprofit now want to help Puerto Rico feed itself
02/02/2019
After feeding an island, José Andrés and his nonprofit now want to help Puerto Rico feed itself

After feeding an island, José Andrés and his nonprofit now want to help Puerto Rico feed itself

In the fall of 2017, as José Andrés and an untold number of volunteers were preparing millions of hot meals for Puerto Ricans following Hurricane Maria, the celebrity chef realized that the hunger that swept across the island was not just the result of a powerful Category 4 storm. It was the resul...

Discover Puerto Rico
01/23/2019
Discover Puerto Rico

Discover Puerto Rico

If life is a highway, we're driving it all night long for some Puerto Rican "lechón." Who's in? 🙌🏽

Happy New Year to all from Sofrito Magazine wishing you all a safe and wonderful one. See you all for our Spring Issue
01/01/2019

Happy New Year to all from Sofrito Magazine wishing you all a safe and wonderful one. See you all for our Spring Issue

12/09/2018
NowThis Food

NowThis Food

This activist chef is helping to feed disaster victims long-term by investing in local restaurants

12/07/2018
NowThis

NowThis

This Mexican chef is here to bust all of the myths you believe about Mexican food #HispanicHeritageMonth

Buscan manos para el café puertorriqueño
10/18/2018
Buscan manos para el café puertorriqueño

Buscan manos para el café puertorriqueño

En un esfuerzo de concienciación sobre la necesidad de recogedores de café en el periodo más productivo de la cosecha local, el secretario del Departamento de Agricultura, Carlos Flores Ortega, participó recientemente de una recolección de café en la Hacienda San Pedro del municipio de Jayuya....

Nelson's Cuchifrito Bar
10/07/2018

Nelson's Cuchifrito Bar

09/14/2018

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