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What Is Naranja Agria?

Unraveling the Delicious Secrets of Naranja Agria: A Tangy Citrus Fruit You Need to Try If you are new to Cuban, Latin or Caribbean cooking you might have noticed many recipes contain the ingredient naranja agria.  If you do not know what that is then you are probably asking yourself, what is naranja agria? Naranja …

Mini rice and Picadillo stuffed pumpkins presented with cilantro and fresh flowers in a cast iron skillet.

Mini Rice and Ground Beef Stuffed Pumpkins

Creating a delectable fusion of flavors is a hallmark of Cuban cuisine, and what better way to capture that essence than with this recipe for Mini Rice and Ground Beef Stuffed Pumpkins, or as we say in Spanish, “mini calabazas rellenas de arroz y picadillo.” This delightful dish brings together the sweetness of mini pumpkins …

Best Cuban Sandwiches In San Francisco

When it comes to sandwiches, there are a wide variety of different tasty options to choose from. Some people cannot live without an oversized Reuben sandwich, while others prefer a sizzling Philly cheese steak. But if you are looking for something completely different, and would like to sink your teeth into the epitome of what …

Ropa Vieja (Cuban Shredded Beef)

What is Ropa Vieja? Have you ever eaten old clothes? Well of course not! However, this Cuban dish is named just that. Ropa Vieja (vee-ay-haa) means old clothes in Spanish. Let me tell you, old clothes have never tasted so good! So legend has it that a poor penniless man couldn’t afford to feed his …

A stack of Dulce de leche brownies.

Dulce de Leche Brownies

A dulce de leche brownie is a type of brownie that is made with dulce de leche, a caramel-like spread made by slowly cooking milk and sugar together until the sugar caramelizes and the milk turns a deep brown color. The dulce de leche is typically swirled into the batter or baked on top of …

A jar of Dulce de leche, piloncillo and ice cream.

Dulce de Leche

Dulce de leche, also known as manjar, cajeta, arequipe, or caramel, is a sweet, thick, and creamy caramel-like spread made from milk and sugar. The name “dulce de leche” literally means “sweet of milk” in Spanish. It is a popular dessert in many countries of Latin America, as well as in Cuba, Spain and Portugal. …

Best Cuban Sandwiches In Portland

When it comes to experiencing traditional Cuban cuisine in the greater Portland area, nothing beats biting into a gooey Cuban sandwich. For more than 100 years, the Cuban sandwich has been touted as the epitome of what a ham and cheese sandwich should be. Back in the day when Cuban cigars were hand rolled in …

Yuca frita (yuca fries) on a platter with cilantro aioli.

Yuca Frita (Yuca Fries)

What Is Yuca Frita (Yuca Fries)? What comes first? The yuca or the yuca frita? Yuca frita (pronounced yoo-ka free-ta) or Yuca fries is fully cooked yuca that has been cooled and then cut into french fry shaped strips and fried until crunchy on the outside and still tender on the inside. So the answer …

BEST Cuban Sandwiches In Louisville

You don’t need to book a flight to Havana in order to enjoy all that the Cuban island life has to offer. Experience the history of Cuba and its culture through gastronomical delights that have been influenced over the centuries by Spanish, Caribbean, African, and Chinese cuisines. The rich history of the Cubano sandwich tells …