The Best Food Cuba Has To Offer

Cuba is famed for its beaches, diving, lifestyle and dancing. But one aspect of the Cuban holiday which is often overlooked is the Cuban cuisine, which is unfortunate because the mixture of cultures combine to make a truly unique combination of flavours and textures. The country’s cultural influences are so diverse as to create a unique flavour to the food – a mix of Spanish, Chinese, African, Portuguese, French and Arabic. Yet these global influences are completed by indigenous local food stuffs – yucca, malanga and boniato are local root vegetables routinely used in Cuban food. The main meats used in Cuban cuisine are chicken, pork and beef (though the latter is subject to rationing as government property, so is …

Spanish Tortilla

Detoxification is a process and can be a gentle cleansing or a more rigorous therapy, where many foods are completely avoided over a long period of time. The detoxifying program you would choose would depend for the most part on the condition of your elimination system and your ove-rall health. It certainly is a poor man or woman who cannot find a few eggs, a couple of potatoes and an onion in their store cupboard! The ever-practical Spaniard realized this and thus created their marvellous “tortilla” – an easy-to-make dish that could be savoured by rich and poor alike. Not only cheap to make the tortilla, or Spanish omelette, is immenseley adaptable: you can eat it hot or cold, depending …

Pasta Salad Basics

If you can boil water you can make a quick and tasty pasta salad with very basic ingredients. All you need is pasta, vegetables, dressing and any other ingredients you may have handy. Whatever type of pasta you have in your cupboard, from spaghetti to rigatoni or even that old box of macaroni and cheese, you can create a great salad in the time it takes the pasta to cook and cool. The first thing to do before you start cooking any noodles is to look through your kitchen and decide which ingredients will be added to the salad. Here are a few ideas: 1-Vegetables: You can put just about any vegetable in a pasta salad. Onions, celery, carrots, bell …

How They Make Paella In Spain

If you’ve never had the customary Spanish recipe of Paella, then you’re surely missing out on something superb. There are actually many different variations of the recipe in Spain, and throughout the Spanish culture, but they’re all equally delicious. The dish is made traditionally with seafood, however it can be made with chicken, vegetarian style, or rabbit as well. The one common ingredient that runs throughout however is the rice. The type of rice that you must use for Paella is short-grained rice of which is the long cooking type; this is regardless of any other ingredient variation. If you are looking for a healthier version of the dish, then you can opt for a whole-grain or even a wild …