You’d be surprised at how generational some recipes are. The Ropa Vieja is a classic example, as our storytellers will share with you on the tour.
But while recipes and desired flavors may may be known and desired, not all of the ingredients may be available.
Ropa Vieja, although traditionally made with beef, is now readily made with other meats as beef is not always available. Likewise, vegetable oil is used in place of olive oil (considered a rarity) and other ingredients are readily substituted, always depending on the availability of the day.
There is one thing that you can depend on, however, and that is that virtually all of Cuba’s food is organic.
While non-Cuban countries search high and low for their organic items, it is a given here. Manufacturing, hormones, pesticides, are unknown and the resulting rich soil makes every morsel a delicious treat.