Sometimes I think that I love food more than I love X-E-S,(oops did I just say this out loud, shhhhhhhhhhh, please don’t tell anyone, especially my hubby. I had to be creative in writing too because there is a huge possibility that my 12-year-old son will be reading my post). With that being said I am opening up a new page on my blog and it’s called, Mmmmmmmmm, what’s that smell?!
I am very lucky to have friends from around the world. They come from Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Armenia, Moldova, Kazakstan (no the have never met Borat). Some can argue that we were all part of USSR – true – but we all have our own language, our own culture, especially food culture, ok back to my story!
One of our Cuban friends, invited us for an authentic Cuban dinner. Take a look:
Appetizers first – tapas style!
Have you ever had fried plantains, no! you must!!!but the fun was not eating it, (yes it was fun eating it too) the fun was to watch-making them.
step three:put back in the fryer and voilà
I am totally making them for Chanukah, don’t they look like latkes?
Our beautiful hostess magically whisked skirt steak, Cuban black beans, Cuban sticky rice, yuca (which totally tastes like potato, but so much better for you, especially when you add garlic, onion, lemon and butter to it) Everything tastes better with butter!!!
Can you smell the cinnamon!!! Are you taste buds tingling?