The Classic Cuba Libre

What do you think of when you think of Cuba? I think for most Americans it’s old cars, beautiful beaches, colonial architecture, and a mysterious flow of energy, dance, music, and life that seems to be lacking in here in the U.S. I would argue that this idea misses some of the complexity of Cuban life […]

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Plantain 101 & A Recipe for Platanos Maduros

Ahhhh, plantains.  I hate to admit that I was never exposed to these as a child and only had my first taste of plantain (plátanos) as a high school junior.  But, boy, have I made up for it since then.  I will pretty much eat anything made with plantains, from fufú to mariquitas and say that […]

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