#93: Asori Soto – Cuban Food Stories

Asori Soto - Cuban Food Stories

This is our interview with Asori Soto, a Cuban filmmaker who embarked on an epic road trip to explore the real Cuban culture and traditional foods. Support his project at Cuban Food Stories.com

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Episode 93 Overview

Here’s an overview of what we’ll be talking about in this episode:

  • 0:40 – What’s your story? How and when did you come to the US?
  • 5:10 – What is this documentary? What is it about?
  • 6:00 – What was the “Special Period”?
  • 7:00 – What is ropa vieja?
  • 8:00 – Where did you go in Cuba to make this documentary? Can you share some stories about the Cuban families that you met?
  • 13:20 – What are the differences between the food in the countryside versus what’s available in Havana?
  • 15:00 – What was your favorite food that you had on your trip?
  • 17:45 – What about dairy, red meat, and fruit?
  • 19:50 – What about the Cuban coffee farm that you visited?
  • 21:10 – How long did you spend in Cuba doing this documentary?
  • 22:15 – What are common misconceptions about Cuba?
  • 25:00 – Are people optimistic about the lifting of the US embargo?
  • 26:30 – How can people support your project? When can people expect to see the final film?
  • 28:10 – What kinds of oils do people use in cooking?
  • 29:20 – What about seafood?