Like many pasta sauces there are many that are native to a particular region, such as Bolognese, a traditional Italian sauce originating in Bologna, Italy. The meat is the focal point along with a variety of other ingredients such as onions, celery, carrots, tomatoes, olive […]
Course: Main Dish
I’d never given much thought to Cuban cuisine until a friend of mine pulled a recipe for this Cuban-style Chicken Stew and said here, make this for me sometime. I studied the ingredients and agreed yes, this looks pretty darn tasty. I decided to do some research on the history of Cuban food and learned that it fuses the flavors of Spanish, African and Caribbean cuisines. This results in a unique, intriguing and flavorful blend of the several different cultural influences, with strong similarities with cuisine from the neighboring Domincan Republic and Puerto Rico.
What makes Cuban-cuisine interesting is the use of citrus, onion, tomato, garlic, peppers, white wine or beer, raisins and olives/capers to flavor almost every dish. This combination often results in complex flavors with sweet, salty and acidic components.