Cuban sandwich and french fries on a plate.

Cuban Sandwich

What is a Cuban Sandwich? A  Cuban sandwich or “Cubano” is a sandwich that starts with Cuban bread, mustard and 3 pickles. In between the bread is pork (Lechon), ham, and swiss. THAT’S IT – NOTHING ELSE! As I was preparing to write this blog post to share my favorite part about making Lechon which …

Masitase de puerco (fried pork chunks) served with black beans and rice.

Masitas de Puerco (Fried Pork Chunks)

What is Masitas de Puerco? Masitas de puerco is pork cut into chunks, marinated (over nite if possible), then fried to a golden brown.  There are so many Cuban dishes that I remember the first time I ever ate them. Masitas de puerco is no exception. I had recently moved in with my Cuban boyfriend …

Cuban Tamales

Tamales have been an important food in Latin America for more than 2000 years. One of the earliest references to the tamale can be found in a mural in Guatemala which dates back to around 100 A.D. By this time, tamales had already become a very popular dish in Mesoamerica. Over the centuries, thanks to …