Cuban Pork Tenderloin

As I got into the taxi with that hard-to-understand man with salt and pepper hair, I knew I was heading to a place in my beloved city that I had never been.  We turned onto Zanja from Campanario and began our way, getting little shelter from the sweltering heat in the 1954 Chevy, alongside two […]

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Cuban Fried Chicken

Fried chicken, the mother of all comfort foods.  Every culture that has access to this wonderful, albeit, kind of dirty, two-footed, two-winged bird has figured out some way to fry it into something bigger than you could imagine, had you never eaten it.   Fried chicken (with a little Cuban inspiration) happens to be my absolute […]

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“The” Tomato Sauce In Havana

On Aguila Street in Centro Habana, I walked out of our front door, stopped for a minute, decided to let fate guide me that day, and turned left.  It was one of those days where you have no plans and all the time in the world, and of course, for me, that meant cooking.  It […]

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Hunting in Havana & A Quick Dinner Recipe

It was the first time we had been allowed to venture out in Havana to buy food for ourselves, but our Professor Humberto followed closely behind our gaggle of six, all armed with cameras, too many CUC’s to be from the area, and signs of recent sunburn.  We all slowly walked up the packed earth […]

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