Cuban born and raised. My mother was reputed to be the best cook in my town. No one would ever say no when invited to dinner at my house.
My favorite things to cook
Bean soups, pot roasts, Cuban style variations of international dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Bean soups, Fricassees, Caribbean root vegetable fritters.
My cooking triumphs
Lentil rice; humus tahini; apple and potato salad; curry chicken or tuna salad with apples, dried cranberries and raisins; coconut rice; fried onions and mushrooms over a 1 day, bitter orange marinated steak; baked pasta.
My cooking tragedies