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Eating Cuban: 120 Authentic Recipes from the Streets of Havana to American Shores

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Arroz Frito

The first Chinese immigrants arrived in Cuba as coolies (indentured servants), imported by Spanish settlers in the mid-1800s to work in t...

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Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Located in a charming, eclectically decorated bungalow with a tiny, lush garden terrace, La Esperanza is one of Havana’s most stylish pal...

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Cuban-Style Pork Chops

The first pigs arrived in Cuba when Columbus landed on the island in 1492, and pork has been a favorite meat since those early days. Cuba...

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Achiote-Flavored Olive Oil

Achiote, also called annatto, is used throughout the Caribbean and Latin America as a coloring and flavoring for food. The small, hard, b...

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La Ideal’s Cuban Sandwich

Located in what was once an old grocery store, La Ideal is a favorite neighborhood hangout for members of Tampa’s Cuban-American communit...

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Roast Pork Loin

Traditionally, a whole roast suckling pig is served for family gatherings on Nochebuena (Christmas Eve), but for today’s smaller families...

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Pan Cubano

When she was growing up in Las Villas, Juanita Plana remembers that the top of each warm, fragrant loaf from the local panaderia was deco...

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Small Beef Empanadas with Yuca Crust

Yuca (also called cassava) is a starchy root vegetable that has been a Cuban staple since before Columbus arrived in 1492. The island’s o...

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Beef Picadillo

Picadillo is a spicy, but not “hot,” chopped or ground meat dish that falls somewhere between hash and mincemeat. It is usually made with...

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Spinach Empanadas Café Versaille

Café Versailles is a popular gathering place for Cuban Americans in Miami. Open from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 3...

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Chorizo and Onion Pizza

By 11 a.m., people in Havana have begun to gather in front of the outdoor pizza stand of Juan Carlos and his daughter Olga Lidia. The tan...

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Fried Plantain Chips

Stop by most any Cuban takeout window or loncheria and youll see people buying brown paper cones filled with mariquitas, also called chicharritas. These wafer-thin slices of green plantain are deep-fried until crisp and golden, then sprinkled with salt. Whether sliced crosswise like potato chips or lengthwise, they are delicious either eaten as is or sprinkled with tart, garlicky mojo.

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Cuban Garlic Sauce

This classic Cuban seasoning sauce is a wonderful marinade for meat, fish, poultry, and vegetables. Not only is Ana Menndez an award-win...

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Tropical Shrimp Cocktail

At first, Marty and I were perplexed when a young chef we were talking with in Cuba described a recipe containing an exotic-sounding ingr...

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Coconut Flan with Curried Custard Sauce

The street outside the elegant old mansion is in disrepair. Inside, in what was once the grand entrance hall, a couple of stray dogs are ...

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Guava Sauce

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