Tastes Like Cuba: An Exile's Hunger for Home

Tastes Like Cuba: An Exile's Hunger for Home

Eduardo Machado


From Publishers Weekly
In this memoir, playwright and professor Machado (Kissing Fidel) tells the tale of his family's get away from Cuba and their assimilation into the U.S. even if his story includes a well-known triumph-over-adversity storyline, it distinguishes itself in descriptions of Cuban cuisine, whole with recipes. Recalling a hasty dinner of swordfish escabeche loved in the course of the Revolution, he writes, "Something approximately having a look down at a golden slab, slicing into the thick flesh... made the meal believe like a luxury." to raised proportion the tastes of domestic, the writer studs the ebook with recipes for favorites like Roast red meat, heady with garlic and citrus, and Biztec Empanizado, a tropical country-fried steak that's strangely mild. although the brilliant meals writing captivates, the memoir can drag in lengthy reporterly passages, and rankles with a number of too many glib checks: "The surprise of dad's departure used to be that it replaced how we understood the very inspiration of family." however, the luxuriant descriptions of kin nutrients, and the most obvious pleasure Machado takes in recounting them, make this memoir a delectable learn.

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