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When words are not enough

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Sometimes photos and words are not enough when it comes to describing the rich history and culture of Cuban food.  I've started recording audios which I hope give a deeper insight into my exploration of Cuban food.  Come and explore my audio musings here via

  Appeal of Cuban ingredients and cooking?

Appeal of Cuban ingredients and cooking?

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Its hard for me to explain what the appeal is of Cuba and Cuban food. For a start its deeply personal and sharing my innermost thoughts is not something that comes naturally. Less so in written format. So I've turned to audio, strange as it may seem for a food blog. But for an Irish person coming from a nation of storytelling, I find it easier to capture some of

  New beginnings

New beginnings

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I've been working on a new blog design and branding.  It's been something I've wanted almost from the moment I started blogging about Cuba. But trying to find a way to convey the colour and vibrancy of Cuba and its food is a challenge.  I hope this new blog theme and beautiful logo goes some way to conveying the spirt of the island I love so much. I'd love to know

  Cuban food markets – the daily grind

Cuban food markets – the daily grind

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Food. Finding it, preparing it. Eating it. It occupies most of my day. But then I do write a food blog! However, the same would be true if I was just an average Cuban.  Here's a short audio about a typical morning touring the markets for food.

  Casabe – A culinary time machine

Casabe – A culinary time machine

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Food is fascinating.  It gives us rich historical insight and cultural understanding into a country.  The raises (roots) of Cuban cuisine reflects the complex history of the island.  I've decided to investigate some traditional foods that give us a very direct link with Cuban history. Casabe

  Los Cubanos se inventan and I invent Lime ice cream

Los Cubanos se inventan and I invent Lime ice cream

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Los Cubanos se inventan (Cubans invent). Cubans are the hijos (children) of that great Madre, (mother) necessity.  While I’ve not been able to find the exact recipe for their inventiveness I do think it involves a whole lot of imagination, a large dollop of ingenuity, a pinch of Cubano confidence, all simmered in the Caribbean heat. Resourcefulness permeates every aspect of life here. Need some porch furniture? My neighbour Jorge, whipped up some

  Coppelia – Cuban for ice cream

Coppelia – Cuban for ice cream

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From little old abuelas, to raucous family gatherings, from Rockeros* with their rats, (yes really with their pet rats, see the video below to see what I’m on about) to teens on their first date, an ice cream at Coppelia is quite the Cuban institution. Built