What you'll do
First of all, you will prepare everything! I'm going to give you access to my kitchen to teach you step by step how Cubans cook and prepare food for their families. I'd love to show you how to prepare the renowned Ropa Vieja recipe with beef. I'm going to greet you with a tasty fruit salad. Besides the main meal, it's my goal to teach you how to create a very tasty "potage de frijoles" (bean soup), in a Cuban way of course! It will be accompanied by white rice, fried plantains (sweet ones), tostones (salty ones), and fresh vegetables in a dressed salad. In the past June, the World Association of Chefs has granted the status of Intangible World Heritage to Cuban cuisine as a recognition of its deep national roots and for stimulating human creativity and respect among cultures; so, all of these recipes are a special bearer of the Cuban culture and culinary heritage. We will sit at the table together to eat the meal we prepared, so you should come with an empty stomach. You will be full at the end, I can assure you that! :-) If you finish your meal with some space in your tummy, we will enjoy a dessert. Be prepared to get your hands dirty in the kitchen, and give me the opportunity to show you a new recipe to impress your friends and family! Are you vegetarian? We recommend this bit.ly/cooking-veggies
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Yines & Mari
I’m a young woman who loves food and cooking. I'm passionate about teaching the secrets of Cuban cuisine through delicious recipes. I've been cooking for my family and friends since I was a teenager, through the guidance of my grandma. Also, I am an Assistant Professor at the Foreign Languages School (University of Havana). Thus, speaking English and cooking at the same time is a like a my dream job. I'd love to welcome you into my kitchen to show you some secrets of the Cuban cuisine. Are you vegetarian? We recommend this bit.ly/cooking-veggies
We'll prepare a traditional Cuban recipe: Ropa Vieja. As main dishes, we'll have beef or pork. We'll also have rice and…
I'll welcome you with a fruit salad and juices. Feel free to bring wine or beer to add more pleasure to our meal - I just…
I will recommend you the best taxi agency in Havana to attend this experience and get you back home at the end. I have a…
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Where you'll be
We will be cooking in a cozy house in Central Havana municipality, very close to Callejon de Hammel. I’m anxious to get to know you and share my passion for cooking.
Things to keep in mind
If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
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Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also…
I'm able to accommodate dietary preferences and restrictions with advanced notice. Please let me know if you are unable to eat meat, pork, gluten or have another allergy I should be aware of. I can also accommodate vegans and vegetarians. If you want to book for a big group, we can make it work!
Cuban Ropa Vieja, a great cooking class