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Cuban Cuisine

More mild than wild, Cuban cuisine relies on somewhat muted spices and lengthy simmering to build flavor.

Just 100 miles off the Florida coast yet a world away, Cuba is a land of history and mystery, all of which is revealed in its incomparable cuisine.

Cuban Fusion

Spanish colonialism, the slave trade and Cuba's Caribbean neighbors influenced the development of Cuban cuisine. Here, hot chilies are eschewed in favor of milder spices like cumin, oregano and bay leaves. Meats (pork and beef) slow-simmer in Spanish sofrito sauces.

Moros y Cristianos

Black beans and rice is a Cuban staple. The dish is called moros y cristianos (Moors and Christians). This is most likely a cheeky reference to how Moors and Christians came to live together after the Moors conquered the Iberian Peninsula in the 8th century.

Popular Puerco

The popularity of pork in Cuban cuisine has long historical roots. Forward-thinking Spanish explorers purposefully let pigs loose upon islands of the Caribbean to ensure that a ready, plentiful food supply would greet future expeditions. The pig population quickly exploded.

Mar. 20, 2010 7:33 am
This is the most flavorful food in the world!
Jun. 11, 2010 3:13 pm
The best ... no better cuisine out there!!
Sep. 4, 2010 6:27 pm
I made a Cuban sandwich with the burger pocket press. I took ground pork formed it with the burger pocket press put one slice of ham, five pickles, and Swiss cheese in the burger and made a stuffed Cuban sandwich. And topped it with mustard. I was awesome!!
Oct. 16, 2010 12:22 pm
The best food ever
Oct. 31, 2012 4:11 pm
Wish there were more "Little Havana" (Miami) cooks as there is a shortage of really good Cuban recipes.
Apr. 19, 2015 8:55 pm
Does anyone have a reliable recipe for making Moros?
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