cuban food

Postcard From Nowhere: Rainy Days and Rummy Nights in Baracoa, Cuba

Quirky beach town is a long way from Havana
Mar 25, 2015 9:00 am

The enchanting beach town of Baracoa is said to have some of the best food in Cuba. It better, considering the 20-hour sauna-like bus ride from Havana that it takes to get there. Travel writer Jenny Miller reflects on her trek to the far-flung seaside locale and the nights she spent salsa dancing, drinking rum and dining on fish in coconut sauce amid some incredible scenery.

Cuba Libre! How To Get To Havana And Back Legally With Rum And Cigars Intact.

New U.S. rules make visiting easier, but not easy
Feb 12, 2015 1:00 pm

It's easier now for regular Americans to visit the Communist-ruled Caribbean island than it's been in quite some time. But that doesn't mean it's necessarily easy. Chris Shott breaks down the new travel regulations, logistics and dining options.

What The Ending Of The Cuban Embargo Means For Rum Drinking

When will Havana Club be sold in American stores?
Dec 17, 2014 1:57 pm

With today’s historic news of the restoring of relations between Cuba and the United States, ending an over 50-year import embargo, some are asking: what does it mean for the rum industry? As of now, there's a short and shorter answer.

Panini Files: Cuban Sliders Recipe

Ever had grapefruit mojo mustard? Now you have.
Aug 26, 2014 11:00 am
Photo: Katie Chudy

You’d be hard “pressed” to find a better sandwich than a good Cuban. Great crusty bread, slow-cooked pork, melted Swiss, bright pickles and neon yellow mustard all come together to form a melted magical experience. Veering slightly off the Havana turnpike and spinning this classic ever so slightly, we modernize the dearly beloved sandwich with pickled mango, a fiery yet refreshing grapefruit mojo mustard and roast pork for days. 

Cuban-Style Pork And Rice Recipe

Make a huge batch of this Cuban comfort food
Dec 7, 2012 3:01 pm
cuban rice and pork recipe
Photo: Luca Trovato

Ideal if you are pressed for time, this braise, a quick, spicy take on Spanish paella, uses the lean meat from the loin, which would dry out if cooked for longer. Marinate the pork ahead if you can. Leftovers can easily be rewarmed in a microwave.

We Found The Best Cuban Sandwich In NYC

The roasted pork shoulder! The bread!
Jul 11, 2012 2:01 pm

A scrappy little Dominican neighborhood in Harlem is also home to New York’s best Cuban sandwich.

NYC: Afro-Cuban Jazz Meets An Afro-Cuban Menu In Harlem

Arturo O’Farrill is coming to Ginny's Supper Club
Jun 18, 2012 10:01 am

Arturo O’Farrill and his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra are coming to Harlem for three nights. Find out what O'Farrill has planned for his takeover at Ginny's after the jump.

How To Drink Properly In Havana, Cuba

Start with a daiquiri at the El Floridita
Apr 18, 2012 3:01 pm

Soaking in the essence of Cuba is best done at one of the classic bars in Havana while sipping a mojito, daiquiri or Cuba Libre. The cocktail menus in many of these bars are representative of the 1940s and 50s, with drinks like piña coladas, sidecars, Tom Collins and grasshoppers. In truth, most of them are not so great. So when you go to Cuba you should stick to the drinks you know will be good. I'll repeat it again: mojito, daiquiri and Cuba Libre.

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