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Published: April 20, 2022 at 3:38 pm
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In this week's episode, we chat to Luis Gonzalez-Castro about Cuban food and cooking

This week Luis Gonzalez-Castro of Cocina Cuca supper club shares 10 things you need to know about Cuban food and cooking, including the melting pot of influences on the cuisine, why a lot of dishes are named after celebrities and the secret to the perfect cafecito coffee.

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Listen out for next week's episode to hear Kate Calder share 10 things you need to know about 3 ingredient cocktails. 


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Try Luis Gonzalez-Castro's recipes here:

Cuban ropa vieja

Literally meaning ‘old clothes’ due to its long, shredded fibres, this is the national dish of Cuba. With its fragrant, smoky, aromatic mixture of tender, melt-in-the-mouth pulled beef, olives and other rich flavours, it’s little surprise it's such a favourite.

A white enamel plate topped with rice and beef stew

Cuban bocado de principe

This Cuban cake, topped with custard and dusted with cinnamon, is great for a celebration and well worth the effort.

A cake in an oval dish on a blue wooden board with a pink background, with a portion taken out and placed in a small bowl

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