The Dining Dish blog is Dara Bunjon's take on anything food, both national and in her hometown of Baltimore. Warning: this food blog can be harmful to your waistline.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Cuba, the Pope and ropa vieja - the recipe

With travel now open from the United States to Cuba, there is a growing interest in their cuisine. The upcoming visit to Cuba of Pope Benedict XVI has the world’s eyes focused on this island in the Caribbean and even a keener interest in all that is Cuban.
Havana Rod Ropa Vieja - photo by Arthur Hawkins
 When planning your spring holiday table should it be traditional or something new? In Cuba, ropa vieja is a traditional dish but there is nothing to say that this couldn’t be prepared for a new twist for your Passover or Easter table. Cuban born Chef Marta Ines Quintana, owner of Havana Road Artisanal Foods and Havana Road Cuban CafĂ© shares the family recipe for ropa vieja, a staple at their Easter table.

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