Cuban Homecooking. A small photo story.

24 Mar

I went to the local farmer’s market in Vedado, Havana.
There were eggplants bigger than I had seen ever before. Although it is said to be 100% organic – the taste did not lie – you start to wonder what makes them so big. As far as I know, there has not been any big nuclear power plant disaster in Cuba…

Maybe this is what REAL organic stuff looks like. I guess there must be something wrong with the vegetables back home.

…So were the carrots…

… There were tomatoes of varying colors and cabbage bigger than heads…

…When I was done at the market, I headed home to cook…

Together with this woman I cooked a lovely Cuban meal. We shared knowledge about cooking and culture, ideas and ideals.

While eating the vegetable/shrimp casserole served with the rice and beans that are so typical for Cuba, I started to think. Although we live in totally different parts of the world – I live in New York and she lives in Havana – there was one thing we certainly had in common; our passion for cooking and the notion of that food is always best at home.

Wow. Cooking. What an amazing way of getting to know other cultures.
Everybody speaks the language of food.


One Response to “Cuban Homecooking. A small photo story.”

  1. Olaug March 27, 2011 at 2:11 PM #

    Veldig fin historie om dine opplevelser av raavarer og kokekunst under dagene i Havana. Og saa godt det smakte!
    Kram, Farmor

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