The Cuban Kitchen: Here Are Some Of Your Stories

Aug 22, 2013

A mural at Garcia's Seafood Grille & Fish Market on the Miami River.
Credit Trina Sargalski

"The maraca sound of steam escaping the pressure cooker" and the aroma of sofrito, the "holy trinity" of vegetables and spices that is fundamental to many Cuban dishes: These are a few of the salient memories of the Cuban kitchen that listeners shared with us. Take a look at the timeline below to read stories about "cake de nata," an industrial-sized flan recipe and more.

Thanks to all who shared your stories and memories with us. Some of the quotes have been altered for length or clarity.

WLRN Miami Herald News is featuring stories about The Cuban Kitchen, on the air and online, all week long. It's not too late to share: We're still collecting your stories, via the Public Insight Network or via our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (#CubanKitchen).

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