The Cuban Kitchen
Cuban cuisine may just be one of the most underrated types of food in America. It’s a true melting pot of flavors and cultures, intermingling unique Spanish, Portuguese, Arabian, Chinese and African influences. In her new book The Cuban Kitchen, Raquel Rabade Roque explores this versatile cuisine that offers so many exciting and flavorful types of dishes. Based on Roque’s family recipes, this book offers more than 500 recipes for classic, home-style dishes, including favorites such as black bean soup and pork empanadas. There are selections from tostones and arroz con pollo to churros and café con leche. Roque adds vividly told stories behind these family recipes. These vignettes give the book texture, deepening the appreciation for this nuanced Cuban culture. The Cuban Kitchen is available in stores and online for $20.