This website was designed, of course, according to the “browsing” laws – concise information, several marking points easy to be reached by a generally bored consumer in the informational field. OK, this is our time and “how ugly are those that are different”, as Sey Shonagon, the lady from the Imperial Court of Xth century Japan, puts it.
But, still, there is a small corner, a little isolated island in the “browsing” sea where reading is still possible and where the story is not just information but contains also colors, sounds and aromas. And being “ugly” I really enjoy the possibilities, presented by the blog, to share some of the charming details of the Cuban world with other “ugly” readers.
Did you know that the chef de cuisine of HM the Queen of England was Cuban? And her favorite dish is the well known (eh, in Cuba) tostones. They also call them chatinos and are slices of platano or fongo (another types of banana fruit, more soft and fluffy than the platano), plastered a bit and doble fried. To add to its luxury now and then they are curbing them and filling cheese inside. It’s not bad, especially the crusty ends, between the two frying they put them to soak in a marinade, yes, it is tasty, it’s good, but not that much – Her Majesty the Queen of England, ooops! In fact in the Cuban cuisine the most notable (at least according to me) are the products.
For ten years I was traveling the world, my responsibility was to supply the products needed by a cruise ship, we were doing around the world cruises and I am familiar with the products offered at the world markets. Tell me about it. I am well familiar with the Beef of Buenos Aires, the rock-tomatoes of Panama, the dragon fruit of Vietnam, the rice, umeboshi and umeshu of Japan, the Chinese pork loins, the baby octopuses of Singapore, calamares gigantes of Valparaiso, the wines of South Africa, the oranges of Acaba, Jordan, the strawberries of Port Said, the fishes of Sri Lanca and tell me something that I don’t know. And I am ready to guarantee, guarantee with my life that the best, the freshest, natural and juicy products are eaten by the Cubans.
Oh Lord, what fragrance are sending around the guaiabas, banana (they call it guinea),pineapples from the street barrows, the piglets are grown up on fruits, vianda and palmiche (one special fruits given by the national symbol of Cuba, the royal palmtree). And the pig becomes pork when reaches 80 pounds. Those Cubans, they are blessed to eat game, not pork. The fish is good, has a definite, strong taste of sea, the chicken is chicken, not the well-known strange ex-cons from the “civilized” farms, the tomatoes and cucumbers are tomatoes and cucumbers with their own taste, aroma and everything, even yoghurt is to be found that, shame on us, is definitely better than the one in Bulgaria. Eh, the lady is making it out of real cow milk, that is the secret. She is making it at night and in the morning – “I bid you welcome”.
Eh, this paradise is not going to last forever, Cuba will get out of the isolation and fiuuu, the fertilizers and pesticide will invade the country, the industry will “enslave” the chicken, the pigs will start enjoying the ready mix and good buy tasty, fresh, aromatic… Welcome to you nylon taste and abstract additives under the names of E300, C250 etc.read more >>