Monthly Archives: June 2012

Let La Marea take me away.

I was walking and contemplating the beach. It was dark, I smelled salt, and there were tourists. My almost toned arms captivated the attention of some young tourist girls, and all of a sudden an elder woman of penetrating sight looked at me, and I looked at her. She pointed at me and opened her mouth, as if she was gonna tell me something. Then a noise came from behind me and that elder woman of golden hair yelled, “Ruuuuuuuuun, there comes La Mareaaaaaaa. Take coveeeeeer”, and while she was screaming a big tide came and took us all. I didn’t noticed all the tumbles and turns I did inside that big wave, but what I remember is that all of a sudden I found myself in the nicest place on earth, if it was still earth.

The Police was playing on the jukebox, a sound of cooks cooking was able to fuse with the music and turned into a symphony of pure lust and food porn. I raised my sight to the entrance of that magical place and noticed that the two young and beautiful were there. They smiled at me, and one of the murmured to the other (I could hear) “Wow, suddenly I don’t just like Puerto Rico, but the local guys too.” I smiled and then changed sights to the kitchen. Honestly, I was more interested on what was happening in the hot line than in the entrance.

A guy came to me with with a menu and said, “Bienvenido a La Marea. El especial del día es…”. And while he talked and prayed his menu, I couldn’t resist the idea of eating something wonderful. “Ok, bring me a whiskey with coconut water and a pork tenderloin with sauteed vegetables.”, without letting him finish. He brought the glass of golden happiness with coconut and I just sat back and relaxed.

I enjoyed the view, the drink and the music, and the food came I enjoyed it too. I don’t know what happened there but I got lost in the translation. Maybe it was the food, the music, the wink from that beautiful lady or the salty beach smell. I didn’t want to go back to reality, I just wanted to hang out a little bit longer. I wanted to call home and ask my family to come, and just stay there forever, you know live in shorts, sandals and sunglasses… tanned and all. And while sitting there and enjoying a creme brulee for desert that elder woman screamed La Marea once again.

A big wave came and whipped us all again. Next thing I know I was walking back to my little room, thinking about my job and stuff. I got to the room and went to bed. And while I was sleeping I could hear La Marea coming and going.

A matter of fat!

I don’t know why so much complaining abou fat. You see, some of the most delicious food around the world contain at least some fat, and some of them are just fat. And the most incredible thing is that, in the countries where they eat that much fat people is not fat. Do you follow? Now, think of bacon. Those beautiful white lines that fuse into the cured meat, and people love it. Many countries have their own version; Bacon in the US, Serrano in Spain, and Proscuitto in Italy, and in Latin America we call it sabor. At least I do. So as you can see people love fat, and still, some are so freaking hypocrites that they deny it, but then you see them at the brunch buffet eating not just bacon but bread and butter, ham, sausages and as many other fat loaded foods and they enjoy it.

I have known people who prey themselves as healthy eaters but when they do their yearly little trip to Europe they indulge themselves with foie gras, which is just… Yes you guesd it, FAT.

I believe that the problem with fat is bad advertising. Being a salesman and having an M.B.A in International Marketing I can see where things go wrong, as far as advertising concern. First of all we must, yes MUST, stop calling obese people by the name of Fat. We must eliminate that anchor. Even though that is what they have inside, it is just not fair to compare something so rich in flavor and powerful with a person. Second… Haven’t you noticed that in countries such as the great US of A the problem began when they started promoting refined things that they call food? And third… Obviously people, obviously, everything in excess is bad for your health.

I don’t know you but for me there is nothing more beautiful and soul healthy than having fried eggs and bacon for breakfast. If you haven’t tasted it I encourage you to try it, and you’ll know happiness. And what about pork shops? Who does not love them? And what do you say about lard? Ahhhh man, so much flavor.

Let me tell you something my friend. Try adding fat to your diet and you’ll see that your life will be happier. After all… It is just a matter of fat.

Note: This note is not intended to encourage people to get obese, but to enjoy food at its maximum capacity. If you see that you are getting obese do the obvious. Eat a balance diet and workout.

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