The food of the Cuban table has largely been reproduced in other countries primarily by those who left their home in an attempt to recreate the tastes and smells of their past. Now that relations are opening up again, author Ana Sofia Pelaez together with photographer Ellen Silverman traveled to Cuba to rediscover those flavors and history of the cuisine, documented in their book, The Cuban Table. Ana joins Linda today on A Taste of the Past to talk about her discoveries. This program was brought to you by Bonnie Plants.

“There’s a lot of focus on the ingredients so it was very much about having these vegetables, fruits, and spices that you put together quickly and you can walk away from it… it’s about the technique.”

“It always has to be sweet, sour, and savory – you want to hit all your points!”

Ana Sofia Pelaez on A Taste of the Past