Cuba’s History in 500 Words

Cuba’s History in 500 Words

Cuba’s original inhabitants were an Arawak people called Taino who became extinct following settlements by Spanish colonists. From its discovery by Columbus in 1492 until the Spanish-American War in 1898, Cuba was a Spanish colony. In the 19th century, the country became a major sugar producer, with slaves from Africa arriving in increasing numbers to … Read more

Cuban Food History

Cuban Food History

Cuban cuisine is a fusion of Native American Taino food, Spanish, African, and Caribbean cuisines. Some Cuban recipes share spices and techniques with Spanish and African cooking – and some Caribbean influence in spice and flavor adds to the complexity of the island nation’s food tradition. The result of this confluence is a unique and … Read more