All posts tagged: cuban sandwiches

Around the World in 80 Dates | Cuba

Around the World in 80 Dates is a blog series designed to take me (and Tom) out of our comfort zones and force us to cook food from other countries. Each week, we use a random country generator to tell us where we will be cooking from. We have to cook at least one dish from this country, the more traditional the better. We alternate who’s cooking each week, this week is Tom’s turn. Have you all seen the movie Chef? That was what I first thought of when Tom was given Cuba as his country to cook from. I begged him to make Cuban sandwiches. I’ve since checked the ‘cuban cuisine’ wiki page and – thank god – the Cuban sandwich has its own subheading, so we kept it authentic despite doing essentially zero research beforehand. The cuban sandwich can be traced all the way back to the 1800s, when it was a common lunch for workers from the cigar factories and sugar mills. It’s hugely popular in the USA thanks to all the …