Latina foodie Eddie Zamora, born and raised in Miami, is an entrepreneur and social media star. His handle The Yum Yum Foodie has 165,000 Twitter followers, 104,013 Facebook followers and 175,000 Instagram followers. Eddie’s fans follow him for his honest and entertaining reviews and recommendations for the best and worst places to eat, drink and stay from all around the world.
For the past eight years, this former actor, singer and caterer has traveled the globe in search of amazing (and not so amazing) spots for food, sips and play. Eddie’s been to eleven countries and forty states in the United States- from Bora Bora to the Bronx. A visit from The Yum Yum Foodie can help a business explode. Whether it’s Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Periscope, this die-hard foodie who simply loves to eat, travel and drink wine has created a very lucrative career from his posts and internet videos.
Eddie is fearless in front of the cameras and because of his influence on social, outgoing personality and Cuban good looks, he’s a sought after spokesperson for everything from coffee beans to beer. In less than 24 hour’s, Eddie’s webisode for Stella Artois Beer got 22,000 views. In the past year Eddie has partnered with Toyota, Lexus, Got Milk, The National Pork Board, Vea Crackers, Einstein’s Bagels, Swiss Water Coffee, Norwegian Cruise Line, Margaritaville,Visit Park City and Jewish National Foundation.
A cook at heart and a star in the kitchen, Eddie’s cooking videos include such recipes as Chicken Vaca Frita with Baked Tostones, Cuban Coffee Rubbed Pork Tenderloin, Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies, Flan Panetela, and of course the perfect cup of Cuban Latte. On Facebook, his game day grilled cheese sandwich made with Gruyere, white cheddar, fontina and bacon on a crispy Italian roll had close to 150,00 views!
Son of cuban refugees, Eddie’s inspiration came from his father Antonio, a successful jazz drummer and mother Eva, a life-long pianist who both fled the island of Cuba for a better life at the age of 18. Eddie’s strong love for his Latin heritage is what drives him to share his foodie life or #VidaFoodie with the world.