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Exploring the Culture of Little Havana

A  Learning Community Project (School of Education, the College of Arts and Science and Eaton Residential College, University of Miami)

Cuban Food

Cuban cooking is among the most interesting cuisines to be found in the Caribbean. Combining elements of traditional Spain with foods indigenous to the region, Cuban food provides a powerful link to island memories and traditions.

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El Siglo XX Supermarket on Eighth Street--a typical neighborhood market in Little Havana.

Dominoes

In the produce section of El Siglo XX Supermarket you can find vegetables like malanga, which is a root similar to a potato.

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Boniato is similar to  a sweet potato or yam, but white rather than orange in color.

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Plaintains come in many forms and shapes. Typically served like a yam or sweet potato with a main course, they are also deep fried like potato chips and sold as a snack food.

Click on the title below for an introduction to  "Cuban Cuisine" (essay by Danielle Rosario).                                      

Click on the title below to learn about "The New Cuban Cuisine" (essay by Danielle Rosario).