Salvaging culinary traditionPhoto Feature by Elio Delgado Valdes

HAVANA TIMES – A program for the elderly sponsored by the Havana Historian’s Office has as one of its tasks to rescue traditional Cuban cuisine.  And who better than our grandmothers who make magic every day to put a plate of food on the table.

On the day these pictures were taken participants presented their dishes and defended them before an audience that included Professor Oswaldo Quinteros Chef, and the young Chef Ivan Betancourt culinary federation Cuba. They assessed the changes that these women make in the traditional recipes when missing a product, to continue preparing them so they are not forgotten.

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2 thoughts on “Salvaging Cuban Culinary Tradition

  • I ate in a decent Cuban famly-style restaurant in Tampa. We even have a few Cuban restaurants in Toronto. I don’t know how they compare to the best in Miami or Havana, but I enjoy the Lechon a la parrilla, yuca frita and of course, the mojitos.

  • Great idea! It is tragically ironic that the best traditional Cuban restaurants are found outside of Cuba in Little Havana, Miami.

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