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Hola! I’m Jamie.

Hola! I’m Jamie.

Miami native, first-generation Cuban-American, and the founder, recipe developer, and food photographer behind A Sassy Spoon.

Growing up, I loved watching Mami make Cuban food from scratch for the whole family using her favorite measurement of choice – un poquito (translation: “a little bit”). As a result, I began developing my own recipes inspired by my rich Cuban heritage.

Here on A Sassy Spoon, you’ll find classic Cuban recipes, Cuban-inspired dishes with a twist, and some Latin-inspired recipes influenced by my hometown of Miami.

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    Common Questions

    Nope, I was born and raised by Cuban parents in Miami, Florida, where I still reside today.

    Yes, I do! I’m fluent in Spanish, English, and Miami Spanglish (a mix of Spanish + English). Ha!

    I’ve always felt like Cuban food was underrepresented and not as popular as its Latin counterparts. As a first-generation Cuban-American, I feel the need to keep my Cuban heritage alive in the best way I know how — through food. This is why, in 2016, I created A Sassy Spoon to showcase all the tried & tried Cuban recipes I grew up enjoying along with other comfort food recipes that I love! For anyone who misses Abuela’s cooking, craves Cuban comfort food, or even if you’ve never tried Cuban food, I’m so glad you’re here! Thank you for all your support!

    As a kid, I was often called “una picará” which is Spanish for “sassy”, thanks to my feisty personality. The “spoon” is partially because of my love for alliteration and the fact that I always brought home ceramic spoons as souvenirs from my travels. That’s where the name A Sassy Spoon comes from!

    My background is in digital marketing where I worked with big-time clients in the culinary space. Prior to that, I was climbing the corporate ladder in the healthcare industry. After a few career detours, I finally decided to take the leap and bring my entrepreneurial dreams to life with A Sassy Spoon in 2016!

    Yep! I traded a corporate office for a bright, cozy kitchen and now I enjoy developing approachable Cuban food and Latin-inspired recipes for home cooks on A Sassy Spoon.

    Yes, I’m the primary recipe developer and food photographer behind A Sassy Spoon and occasionally very talented food photographers will also help me shoot recipe photos. As the saying goes, “It takes a village.” I started this food blog with an iPhone 6S back in 2016 and now use a Canon 6D Mark II. I absolutely love food photography! Here’s more info about my photography equipment.

    Yes! I’m happy to work with brand partners that align with my goals, vision, and values. Current and past partnerships include Bob’s Red Mills, Staub, Riceland, Morton Salt, Sargento, Carapelli, Califia Farms, Maggi, Simple Mills, Bonne Maman, Thai Kitchen, Blue Harbor, Nestle, Talenti, and more! To view my media kit, please reach out to me directly at jamie[at]asassyspoon[dot]com.

    Work With Jamie

    While I have an extensive background in digital marketing, my passion lies in all things food. Having worked with clients in consumer packaged goods, travel, electronics, lifestyle, entertainment, healthcare, and non-profit, I do enjoy putting my digital marketing experience to use by consulting with culinary brands and bloggers to help meet their goals and objectives.

    Here are a few ways we can work together:

      • Recipe Development
      • Food Photography
      • Sponsored Content
      • Content Creation
      • Business Consulting/Mentorship

    Contact Me

    If you’d like more info on how we can work together or if you have questions, comments, or feedback, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at email[at]asassyspoon[dot]com.


    I’m honored to have been part of several media features over the last 7+ years. I’ve been featured in publications like PureWow, Parade, Brit+Co, Greatist, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, The EveryGirl, Country Living, and more.

    Here are the most recent ones!

    full press list available upon request

    • 50 Types of Coffee to Satisfy Any Caffeine Craving | Edible
    • How to Throw a Killer Halloween Party: 6 Steps to a Perfectly Spooky Soiree | Redfin
    • Serving Up Something Sassy, Meet the Latina Culinary Goddess Behind ‘A Sassy Spoon’ | Hispanic Kitchen
    • 15 Best Eggnog Cocktails to Make the Holidays Even More Spirited | The Pioneer Woman
    • Coffee Drinks from Around the World | Williams Sonoma
    • Episode 377: Grow and Monetize your Blog without Relying on Instagram with Jamie Silva | Eat Blog Talk
    • Meet Jamie Silva Recipe Developer & Food Photographer | Shoutout Miami
    • 60+ Best Dinner Ideas for Two for the Most Romantic Date Night | Country Living
    • 19 Flavorful Dominican Recipes That Deserve A Spot On Your Table | BuzzFeed
    • Episode 146: How To Make 6 Figures With Food Blogging | With Jamie Silva, A Sassy Spoon | Yo Quiero Dinero
    • 19 Cuban Recipes That Deserve A Spot In Your Kitchen Rotation | BuzzFeed

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