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Aug

13

Recipe of the Week: Moros y Cristianos

The name of this popular dish dates back to the 8th century when the Moors invaded Spain. The black beans symbolize the Moors & the white rice the Christians. This easy to make and even easier to enjoy recipe is sure to be a hit at your dinner table. Serve it with ropa vieja, vaca frita or by its tasty self!


Aug

06

Recipe of the Week: Arroz con Leche

Warm, creamy and deliciously sweet, arroz con leche is one of the many desserts that Cubans can’t get enough of. Whether you prefer the classic recipe or like to add your own special ingredients (nuts, fruits, etc) this tasty treat is sure to put a smile on your face! 

 

Ingredients: 

•1/2 cup Rice

•1 Cinnamon stick

•Lemon rind

• 4 cups Milk

•1 cup Sugar

• 1 tsp. Vanilla extract

•Pinch of salt

•1 1/2 cup water

 


Jul

25

Live from Cuba: The Unexpected Charm of Playa Girón

Manhattan/New York City; The Big Island/Hawai’i; Holland/The Netherlands: some of the world’s most captivating destinations go by two names. And so it is with Playa Girón, more famously known as the Bay of Pigs. In Cuba, it’s rare to hear someone refer to the deep, thumb-shaped bay on the island’s southern coast as the Bahia de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs) – and usually only by way of clarification when talking to North Americans.


Jul

18

Our Girl in Havana: Salsa on the streets of Baracoa

 I arrived to dancing in the streets. There was an all-women conga line proceeding down the dusty road, circling back on itself and returning to the small hall where it had started, a bottom-shaking, whooping caterpillar. As they wound past me - sweating under the weight of my rucksack - they beckoned me to join in. With just a moment’s thought, I threw down my bags and joined the party. That set the tone for my entire experience in Baracoa.


Jul

10

Meet Our Lucky Contest Winner, Susan Pierce!

It’s not everyday that your average American is awarded a free trip to the once forbidden island known as Cuba. But Susan Pierce, the winner of our Win a Free Trip to Cuba for Two Sweepstakes is more than just your average Joe. I got a chance to speak with the charismatic winner who shared her thoughts and expectations for Cuba as well as her refreshingly animated personality.


Jun

27

Live from Cuba: Drinking Like a Local

 Who hasn’t heard of a mojito at this point? From Burbank to Bali, the minty rum-lime elixir that delivers a happy buzz has gained fame as the quintessential Cuban cocktail. And visitors will be drinking freshly-made and expertly-mixed versions of this potent potable throughout their travels. 


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