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Cuban cuisine is a fusion of Native American Taino food, Spanish, African, and Caribbean cuisines. Some Cuban recipes share spices and techniques with Spanish and African cooking, with some Caribbean influence in spice and flavor. This results in a unique, interesting and flavorful blend of the several different cultural influences, with strong similarities with the cuisine of the neighboring Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. A small but noteworthy Chinese influence can also be accounted for, mainly in the Havana area. During colonial times, Cuba was an important port for trade, and many Spaniards who lived there brought their culinary traditions along with them.

As a result of the colonization of Cuba by Spain, one of the main influences on the cuisine is from Spain. Along with Spain, other culinary influences include Africa, from the Africans that were brought to Cuba as slaves, and French, from the French colonists that came to Cuba from Haiti.Another important factor is that Cuba itself is an island, making seafood something that greatly influences Cuban cuisine. Another contributing factor to Cuban cuisine is the fact that Cuba is in a tropical climate. The tropical climate produces fruits and root vegetables that are used in Cuban dishes and meals

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Yuca Con Mojo

(1 ) (Cuban)

This yuca with Garlic Sauce is a staple of the Cuban cuisine. Made by marinading yuca root (also known as ...

Tostones

(1 ) Patacones, Fritos... (Colombian) (Cuban) (Dominican)

Tostones, from the Spanish verb tostar which means "to toast"), also known as patacones, (Dominican Republic) and banan peze (Haiti) ...

Ropa Vieja

(1 ) (Cuban)

Cuban stew, featuring shredded flank steak, tomatoes and olives, can be made up to two days in advance. Ropa vieja ...

Fricase De Puerco

(0 ) (Cuban)

Pork version of the Cuban "Fricase de Pollo/ Chicken Fricase" (which is chicken stewed in a tomato based sauce, traditionally/ ...

Congri

(0 ) Arroz Moro, Moros... (Cuban)

Another version of black beans and rice. The only difference is that they are cooked together. Cooked separately they are ...

Croqueta

(0 ) Croquette (Cuban)

A croquette is a small breadcrumbed fried food roll containing, typically made out of ham or chicken. The croquette is ...

Medianoche

(0 ) (Cuban)

Type of sandwich which originated in Cuba. It is served in many Cuban communities in the United States. It is ...

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