Hey ever heard of Santana?… If you’re between 35-45 you should have… Santana was all I knew about Cuba until 10 days ago…Hear Santana and his guitar here ignore the singers… Just the guitar (genius)!
Holla Ombre e Senora, buenos tardes !
If you were listening on 18th July, you would have heard Tom saying that he will be bringing a dessert for the show we are doing tomorrow…
He is bringing a Cuban dessert. Not sure what that going to be… I CANNOT stand uncooked desserts like cheese cakes and the likes and I really hope it is something that my face and my mouth would appreciate… Unfortunately for me, my face tends to speak for me even when I don’t want to say what I think.
So, Tom Cuban dessert prompted me to explore Cuban food which
turned out to be very educational read-up about the Cubans, their origins and colonial past… All that reflected in their food. I will do my best to interpret it as I understood it. I didn’t really want to copy a recipe and the WIKI page was very very helpful https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_cuisine.
So the menu I came out with reflects their African origins where the old slaves came from, the Spanish origins for their colonial past and then, the West Indies which they are often referred to as despite being South Americans. Cuban speak Spanish… Of course. Duhhh!
Since we are cooking on a budget, I sadly had to avoid fish stuff as my £10.00 would have been very quickly spent.
The menu is as follows:
Fried plantain & Ginger butter beans with avocado and Lime
Do tune in to hear what we’ve both cooked and do come back here to see the recipe next week.
Thank you for checking in! And remember a recipe is only a suggestion… you do not have to stick to it. JUST EXPLORE and have fun!
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