In this class, we explored the many ways that Spanish, Moroccan, and Latin American culinary traditions have influenced Cuba's food culture. The spicy, briny, sweet flavors of the classic dish, picadillo, are a perfect example of this “melting pot” sensibility. You learned about plantains and different ways to prepare them for a sweet or savory side dish. And what exploration of Cuba leaves out rum? Not ours! We showed you how to make a well-balanced mojito with lime juice and plenty of fresh mint. Finally, we gave you some tips for preparing tropical fruit in safe and easy ways.