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From My Kitchen, Chops for Dad

From My Kitchen, Chops for Dad

Pork is one of the meats that Cuban people love most, especially on holidays and special occasions, either oven-roasted or on a spit.

From My Kitchen

From My Kitchen

Pork is definitely Cuba’s favourite meat. In rural areas its preparation traditionally begins at with choosing the animal that will be slaughtered and eaten. Cooking and eating it is a pleasure that also provides a pretext for bringing everybody together for a party that starts with the culinary preparations. When a pig is slaughtered, nothing is wasted.

From My Kitchen

From My Kitchen

Roast pork is a traditional Creole food and very popular with Cubans especially on holidays.

El cañón de 41, Great Food, Great Restaurant

El cañón de 41, Great Food, Great Restaurant

Ancient cannons welcome visitors at this restaurant in the Kholy district of Havana which in its short time in service has been gaining popularity for its excellent food and pleasant atmosphere.

Pachalo´s Mandanga

Pachalo´s Mandanga

Asking for a hot mandanga anywhere in Cuba will surely be greeted with a smirk or laugh. In most parts of the country the “mandanga” is a slang word referring to the male sexual organ, that is, everywhere with the exception of Yara, Bayamo and nearby villages. Here, the mandanga is one of the most traditional dishes of the region. The gastronomic region of Bayamo, which includes the Cauto planes (the Cauto is the country’s longest river), is rich in traditional dishes, so much so that some researchers consider this to be the place where Cuban cuisine was born.

Here comes Dad with Boniatos

Here comes Dad with Boniatos

In the previous edition of Cubaplus magazine we introduced many facts on the boniato, a sweet potato very important in Cuban traditional cuisine. In order to cover all of the benefits this versatile plant has to offer we had to divide the article in two parts. In the first part we talked about the boniato´s contribution up to the time of our wars of independence. A lot still remains to be said because this sweet potato continued holding its own in Cuban meals and has been faithful through good and bad times up until today.

Nazdarovie! RESTAURANT

Nazdarovie! RESTAURANT

Few are the restaurants that can touch your heart as does Nazdarovie!, a place in which to celebrate the social and cultural bond forged over decades between Cuba and the former Soviet Union.

History of a Corn Dish

History of a Corn Dish

Some Indian American legends say that man comes from corn. If we follow the theory that we are what we eat, then it does not turn out to be so absurd that those civilizations that took corn as a basic food were considering it to be sacred and part of man´s own origins.

Mesón Sancho Panza Paladar

Mesón Sancho Panza Paladar

Very near to a unique sculpture of Don Quixote on the centrally-located Avenida 23 of Havana’s Vedado neighbourhood is the Mesón Sancho Panza. Like the lovable hero, one of this restaurant’s virtues is loyalty, in this case to its numerous clients.

La Barca a place for coming back

La Barca a place for coming back

On the avenue that runs along the Port of Havana, the Avenida del Puerto, stands the Suárez building, from which one can see the arrival and departure of every ship in the bay. It is also the location of the La Barca restaurant, exceptional for its magnificent culinary offers and excellent service.

Casa Vieja Restaurant: a variety of options

Casa Vieja Restaurant: a variety of options

Visiting this congenial restaurant that is located on the corner of Habana and Tejadillo streets is a wise choice. To reach Casa Vieja, you climb an antique marble staircase to the second floor.

Atelier, A place for artistic creativity and satisfaction

Atelier, A place for artistic creativity and satisfaction

This is a restaurant where painstaking work on the ambience is ongoing, producing a unique, personalized and significant outcome, and it may be the reason why its owners decided to name it Atelier. That French word for artist's studio or workshop, understood internationally, reflects the essence of this simple but elegant establishment, located in a beautiful old house in the centrally-located Havana neighbourhood of Vedado.

Learning the Art of Cooking

Learning the Art of Cooking

Cooking, or preparing food, is more than a job— it is an art, and for many, it is the pleasure of preparing a good dish for the enjoyment of guests. However, to achieve a good dish that meets the objective of nourishing those who eat it, along with the pleasure of enjoying a well-prepared meal, one must have the appropriate knowledge.


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