Category Archives: Cuba

Preserving Cuba’s cuisine, one pig at a time

Patrick Oppmann is CNN’s correspondent based in Cuba and a barbecue enthusiast. Cubans may live surrounded by water but the food that incites the most passion and culinary debate does not swim or slither. That honor is reserved for puerco … Continue reading

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Art Cuba: The New Generation

I came across a couple interesting books this past weekend at the library about current artist in Cuba. Art Cuba highlighted the New Generation of artist from all over the island using different mediums. Everything from traditional painters and sculptures … Continue reading

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Roots of Hope’s recap of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Cuba

Open publication – Free publishing – More cuba

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Recap of the Roots of Hope Campus Tour with Nicolita

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Havana Punch – Ponche Habana Para los Niñoss

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 25 minutes Yield: 8-12 servings A delicious tropical fruit punch for the kids. INGREDIENTS: Syrup 1 cup water 1/4 cup honey 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 4 whole cloves … Continue reading

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Mariquitas y Mariquita Salsa

Mariquitas – Plantain Chips Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Total time: 20 minutes Yield: 4 servings Some of the best plantain chips are prepared fresh and served hot at walk-up windows and cafes. Make them fresh at … Continue reading

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Sweet Guava Chicken – Pollo de Guayaba Dulce

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 40 minutes Total time: 50 minutes Yield: 4 servings A sweet, guava-glazed chicken recipe for the grill. INGREDIENTS: juice of 2 medium limes 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt … Continue reading

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Frita Cubana – The Original Cuban Hamburger

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Total time: 25 minutes Yield: 6-8 generous patties Enjoy this authentic Cuban recipe for the ultimate Cuban hamburger. INGREDIENTS: Burgers: 1 pound ground beef 3/4 pound ground pork 4 cloves garlic, mashed … Continue reading

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Yuca Con Mojo

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 35 minutes Total time: 50 minutes Yield: 8-12 servings Yuca is another one of the root vegetables that are staples in Cuba. It’s a mainstay dish at parties and at holiday gatherings such as … Continue reading

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Cuban Sandwich Dip

Directions: 1. Heat 3 tablespoons butter with about half a small onion. 2. Cook a while then add 2 tablespoons flour. Whisk to form a roux. Keep whisking for about 4 minutes until lightly browned. 3. Add 3 cups milk, … Continue reading

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A Cuban Christmas: Cuban Egg Nog

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Embracing our Latin American identity- By Andres Smith / VOXXI blogs

The picture above was taken on December 23, 1962. We see a young man, head shaven, skinny and weak, embracing his parents with all his strength. He was a stern, proud man, and tears weren’t usually part of his repertoire. … Continue reading

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Adventures of a New York Gypsy, Cuban Style

I just wanted to share this awesome blog post that Lisa Marie Reyes, author of Adventures of a New York Gypsy wrote about Nicolita. We love to hear from our fans! As many of you know, I have a ginormous … Continue reading

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Travel by Goat?…..We did in Cuba

So when you are traveling in Cuba, there are a couple different ways to get around town. The most common ways are by car, taxi, carpool trucks, and a horse carriage. However, the most unique way is by a Goat Cart. These goat carts … Continue reading

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History de La Guayabera

The history of the Guayabere garment is disputed, as various claims for the distinctive style have been made in several Latin America countries as well as the Philippines. In fact, every country that has produced its own version of the … Continue reading

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Watch Nicolita’s interview from LifeTime’s tv show, The Balancing Act

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Cuba and Its Music

Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo by Ned Sublette This entertaining history of Cuba and its music begins with the collision of Spain and Africa and continues through the era of Miguelito Valdés, Arsenio Rodríguez, … Continue reading

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How I imagine Cuba.

Last night was the panel discussion,  ‘How Do Americans Imagine Cuba?’ held at The Getty, by Zocalo Public Square. There are so many different perceptions of how Americans imagine Cuba, because Cuba has been such a source of inspiration in … Continue reading

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All Havana Broke Loose: An Oral History of Tropicana on Vanity Fair Magazine

All Havana Broke Loose: An Oral History of Tropicana In the decadent jet-set heaven of 1950s Havana, the only place to be was Tropicana, a pleasure dome where the shows (and showgirls) were dazzling, the gambling was high-stakes, and the … Continue reading

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Cubanisimo Winery

Read more about this incredible Cuban vineyard based out in Oregon. I love how they are blending their Cuban culture with their passion for wine. Azucar!! Mauricio Collada Jr. MD – Owner Mauricio was born in Havana, Cuba in the … Continue reading

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STYLE SIGHT – Nicolita swimwear Interview

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