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.
Listen out for next week's episode to hear Kate Calder share 10 things you need to know about 3 ingredient cocktails.
Try Luis Gonzalez-Castro's recipes here:
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.
This Cuban cake, topped with custard and dusted with cinnamon, is great for a celebration and well worth the effort.