Photo feature by Lorenzo Crespo Silveira

HAVANA TIMES — The following pictures I wish to share with you were taken during the New Year festivities held at one of the remote communities of Niceto Perez, Guantanamo, expressive of the customs of Cuban farmers. They were taken using my cell phone, as my digital camera has been without a card for some days now.

You will see two ways in which pigs are roasted: the traditional method, using a stick, and on a grill – both offering good results in terms of taste.


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8 thoughts on “How Rural Cuba Celebrates New Years

  • Lol …yes absolutely! Much like guests at house party tend to congregate around the kitchen. A party where Lechon is being roasted tends to have people congregate, drink in hand, around, around la caja China. (Brilliant product name by the way)

  • Well the sushi and Chinese food was fantastic in Hawaii. I also found other dishes to be quite good. Just the pork and of course the poi was bland.

    Cuban good itself can also be a bit bland for my palette. I agree that Mecan food, with its Spanish, French and indigenous influences, to be superior.

  • Lived in Hawaii for 10 years IC and Hawaiian food was bland and in my world not good. Used to take Hawaiian clients to their choice of local restaurants and it was pure torture. Cuban food, as I’ve had on the mainland, is extremely good but over all Mexican is my favorite.

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