December 13, 2009, 3:32 pm

Here at the FDIN we are always looking for new trends.  Could Cuban, with its wild, exotic and slightly dangerous associations prove the next big taste?

Here is a cookbook called “Eat Cuban”  which has won the Gourmand World Cookbook of the year award 2009 so it could be worth a look, and some of the dishes could be inspirational.

Eat Cuban is a vibrant look at the food and culture of this atmospheric country. Known for its cigars, music, cocktails and art, Cuba has a colourful reputation and its cuisine is rapidly becoming more and more popular.

We are told “this book is full of delicious and exciting recipes from La Floridita. Recipes are a blend of traditional Cuban, French and Nuevo Cucina from Latin America, forming a stunning combination of exciting flavours. Starters include such delights as Red Snapper Ceviche with Coconut and Lime; and Chickpea, Spinach and Tomato Broth with Chipotle and Swiss Cheese Flautas. Main dishes have wonderful blends of flavours and include Criolla Stone Crab with a Mojo; Char-grilled Chicken with Courgettes, Sultanas and Pine Nuts; Char-Grilled Veal Chop served with a Chimchirri Dressing; and vegetarian dishes such as Mozzarella, Sweet Pepper and Courgette Quesadilla with Salsa Cruda and Sour Cream. Light bites, bar snacks, side dishes and desserts such as Chocolate and Coffee Flan finish off the book beautifull”

Eat Cuban also tells the story of Cuban food, travelling from the opulent days of the 1950s to the austerity of the revolution and on to the present day.

The publishers say this is a wonderful introduction to an exciting new global cuisine.

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