Reports from Cuba: There are no foreigners

By Yoani Sanchez: There Are No Foreigners Pepes, Yumas and tourists are some of the names we give to those who visit our country. For many Cubans, these travelers are their main source of income, through accommodation, transportation, dance and language classes. Some also share classrooms at the university, or work in a joint venture. However, in most cases their … Read more

‘There’s just no milk’: Shortage and need in Cuba

Zachary Silverman in the Dissident: “There’s just no milk:” Shortage and Need in Cuba Many of my fondest childhood memories revolve around quality family time and good food. Drawing inspiration from the Food Network’s various competition shows, like Iron Chef or Chopped, our family would rush out to the supermarket on a Sunday afternoon and try … Read more

Cuban food between “San Giving”, “Noche buena” & “Fiesta de Año Nuevo”!

Please enjoy our annual Cuban food holiday seminar with Marta Verdes Darby, (My big fat Cuban family) and Sonia Martinez, author of “Tropical taste”. Marta and Sonia are ‘tesoros del exilio”.   They cook and write about Cuban food. In fact, Marta’s website is one “recipe after another”, as you can see in her latest from her blog … Read more

Gracias, Babalú!

In considering what I might write to celebrate this auspicious occasion, the first word that came to mind was “Gracias.”  Thank you. Back in 2005, I was looking for some Cuban art for my home, so I started with a Google search. The first link to come up in my search for “Cuba” and/or “Cuban” … Read more

What Cuban Cuisine Would Be If There Had Not Been Fidel?

That’s the question from Argentine born chef Guillermo Pernot that he shared with Viviana Hurtado of Fox News Latino.  That question came to him during culinary cultural exchanges to Cuba, which follow his Cuban-born wife’s Quaker humanitarian trips. He returned, leading tours of cultural foodies, with the group heading straight to Havana paladares or small “restaurants” … Read more