Cuban Kitchen http://wlrn.org en A Cinematic Ode To Abuelita's Cuban Coffee http://wlrn.org/post/cinematic-ode-abuelitas-cuban-coffee <p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As part of our occasional Cuban Kitchen series here at&nbsp;</span>WLRN-Miami<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Herald News, we bring you stories about our relationship with food and how food shapes our relationships. Listen to the story about Michael Toledo and his grandmother here, and read it below.</span></em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michael Toledo was dozing off at his computer. It was 4 a.m. He was desperately trying to learn a digital video effect to impress his boss.</span></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:29:15 +0000 Kenny Malone 25005 at http://wlrn.org A Cinematic Ode To Abuelita's Cuban Coffee The Cuban Kitchen: A Mother's Cooking From Miami To Maine http://wlrn.org/post/cuban-kitchen-mothers-cooking-miami-maine <p><em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 22px;"><a href="http://wlrn.org/topic/cuban-kitchen">Cuban cuisine</a> has chewed its way into South Florida's culture. Many an abuela has shared family recipes for ropa vieja and bistec empanizado, through generations. WLRN wants a seat at your table to hear stories, memories or recipes <a href="http://www.wlrn.org/inside-cuban-kitchen">from your kitchen</a>.</span></em></p><p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Alicia Zuckerman 19477 at http://wlrn.org The Cuban Kitchen: A Mother's Cooking From Miami To Maine The Cuban Kitchen: Here Are Some Of Your Stories http://wlrn.org/post/cuban-kitchen-here-are-some-your-stories <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"The maraca sound of steam escaping the pressure cooker" and the aroma of <i>sofrito</i>, the "holy trinity" of vegetables and spices that is fundamental to many Cuban dishes: T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">hese are a few of the salient memories of the Cuban kitchen that listeners shared with us. Take a look at the timeline below to read stories about "cake de nata," an industrial-sized flan recipe and more.</span></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:54:34 +0000 Trina Sargalski 19168 at http://wlrn.org The Cuban Kitchen: Here Are Some Of Your Stories The Cuban Kitchen: Miami Blogger Cooks Her Way Through Nitza Villapol Book http://wlrn.org/post/cuban-kitchen-miami-blogger-cooks-her-way-through-nitza-villapol-book <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nitza</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Villapol<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was basically the Julia Child of Cuba. She wrote dozens of editions of her cookbook, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Cocina al Minuto</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and she hosted a Cuban TV show of the same name for 45 years. In many Cuban kitchens, there's a well-worn copy of one of her cookbooks tucked in a kitchen drawer.</span></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 11:48:03 +0000 Trina Sargalski 19406 at http://wlrn.org The Cuban Kitchen: Miami Blogger Cooks Her Way Through Nitza Villapol Book The Cuban Kitchen: How Nitza Villapol Brought Mother, Daughter Closer Together http://wlrn.org/post/cuban-kitchen-how-nitza-villapol-brought-mother-daughter-closer-together <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bren Herrera, 34, grew up hearing her mother, Betty, 62, tell stories about life as a young wife and mother in 1960's and 1970's Cuba, when food shortages and rationing were part of life.</span></p><p>They would both laugh over a story about a drunken chicken Betty smuggled into Havana from the countryside. (Below is the full, translated story<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, as told by Betty Herrera. The story was edited for&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">radio.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">)</span></p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 15:44:06 +0000 Trina Sargalski 19362 at http://wlrn.org The Cuban Kitchen: How Nitza Villapol Brought Mother, Daughter Closer Together The Cuban Kitchen: Miami's Chef Alberto Cabrera http://wlrn.org/post/cuban-kitchen-miamis-chef-alberto-cabrera <p></p><p>Home to home, kitchen to kitchen, Cuban cooking is about more than the food.</p><p>It's about the time spent with family in both preparing the meal and sharing it at the table.</p><p>That philosophy has influenced the dishes of Chef Alberto Cabrera in his latest venture located in Coral Gables, <a href="http://www.tastingtable.com/entry_detail/miami/12749/Elevated_twists_on_classic_Cuban_dishes_at_Bread_%2B_Butter_C.htm" target="_blank">Bread + Butter </a>(Pan Con Mantequilla.)</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 15:16:00 +0000 Kelley Mitchell 19267 at http://wlrn.org The Cuban Kitchen: Miami's Chef Alberto Cabrera Submit Your Favorite Stories, Recipes For #CubanKitchen http://wlrn.org/post/submit-your-favorite-stories-recipes-cubankitchen <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; text-align: left; ">Cuban cuisine has chewed its way into South Florida's culture. Many an abuela has shared family recipes for ropa vieja and bistec empanizado, through generations. WLRN wants a seat at your kitchen table to hear your stories of cooking Cuban dishes.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 20:24:19 +0000 Daniel Hicks 18681 at http://wlrn.org Submit Your Favorite Stories, Recipes For #CubanKitchen Ropa Vieja: The Cuban Dish That Tastes Like Home http://wlrn.org/post/ropa-vieja-cuban-dish-tastes-home <p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Ropa</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">&nbsp;vieja</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">&nbsp;literally means “old clothes.” It’s not the most appetizing name for food, but it fits the dish, a type of beef stew, pretty well. For me,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">ropa</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">vieja</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">&nbsp;really IS like old clothes—familiar and used endlessly, and comfortable for those very two reasons. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Isabel Echarte 17577 at http://wlrn.org Ropa Vieja: The Cuban Dish That Tastes Like Home Ropa Vieja: Old Clothes, Big Flavor! http://wlrn.org/post/ropa-vieja-old-clothes-big-flavor <p></p><p>Facebook, I think most listeners know, has a larger population than, well, possibly Earth. It is too big to contemplate or—probably-- trust.</p><p>But there is one small colony on Facebook I have come to find haven and even sense in. It is a sub-community called, “I remember Key West when.”&nbsp;<u>I</u> go there to remember, savor and taste the roots of my cooking all over again. Other memory treasure salvers who still live full time down there, (or at least seem to) post pictures of the places I wandered into as I came to know my adopted home town. Sat, 17 Aug 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Norman Van Aken 19161 at http://wlrn.org Ropa Vieja: Old Clothes, Big Flavor! Photos: 'Burger Beast,' His Frita Obsession And A Frita Showdown http://wlrn.org/post/photos-burger-beast-his-frita-obsession-and-frita-showdown <p>Sef Gonzalez, the man behind the local blog,&nbsp;<a href="http://burgerbeast.com/" target="_blank">Burger Beast</a>,&nbsp;is on a personal campaign to bring more <em>frita</em> awareness and appreciation to Miami.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Trina Sargalski 19087 at http://wlrn.org Photos: 'Burger Beast,' His Frita Obsession And A Frita Showdown