RARE Cuban Village Food!!! Never Seen Countryside Preparation and Dishes!!
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seenthis before today our cross country Cuba journey continues as we head to Cuba's East Coast to the city of bar co-op welcome to Morocco we are here we have made it to our final destination in the middle...
we are also going due to its isolation this region surrounded by mountains is the site of Cuba few outsiders have
seenbefore it has a completely different feeling from the metropolitan vibes that you get from Havana coming out here it's
countrysideand land that gave birth to a lot of our culture unlike Cuba's more temperate west coast ideal for growing tobacco and coffee boricua is bringing the tropical heat cacao not being used for chocolates but used as an ingredient to season other more savory
dishesa face that they cook with the country today is all about the Fiesta on something is like a big pantry are we eating that combining the best flavors of Cuba's East Coast into one spectacular meal have you ever had pork intestine I did - no this way so brush up on your eighth grade Spanish coz this episode is about to be for a go perhaps will be my first time here in Cuba trying a local cerveza or even better it's Isaac country life where Zorro shouldn't or will be helping my friend hurt himself dancing yesterday the only way to get him here through these kind of rocky roads is uneven path it was to put him on a horse on our way to borrow a KOA ro and I are making a pit stop to visit a man by the name of acyl a farmer a community leader a hard-working do to get to his home you can take the arduous journey through rocks mud and water by foot or you can go in style you tell me how long you and your family have been here in 53 years of life is happening...
it's sugar cane your specialty here these facilities it's more like agriculture by the cacao is like the biggest
foodon this area Cuba used to be a sugarcane habit once the biggest exporter in the world until trade stopped with the US then later subsidies from the Soviet Union stopped coming in around the early 90s sugar prices crashed nonetheless asil still continues a small operation here on this farm in other places there's more sugar cane factory but here where he has is a trapeze this traffic is from friends but actually trapiche in Genoa was introduced to clear up by Spanish people and it was a way to generate serum out of the sugar cane and they use that for the cacao for the chocolate alcohol also come from there this is basically the origin story of poor Robbi believe he's an actual
neverhad rum he doesn't drink that much even oh alright it's not what I was looking for after extracting the juice it's filtered to remove any unwanted bits cool it up with a bit of ice and we're ready to kick this refreshing drink back how often do you drink this it's almost over yay because he was in the
countrysidehe needs a way to hydrate himself in this case this is co what up I let's try it off oh yeah it's kind of thick you know it's sweet but it's also a little bit earthy I didn't expect that it's really good actually I used to love this when I was a kid drinking with a lot of ice and it's super...
refreshing sugar cane is no longer the golden crop it once was to the point that Cuba now imports sugar from other countries still sugar cane is an important part of
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Cubantobacco oh now with the belly full of fresh sugarcane juice Otto and I are finally headed to borrow Cola surrounded by mountains and situated along the coast right now we just arrived at Daisy's farm hi I mean hola come on stop I met I ran out of Spanish this lady single-handedly tends to this piece of land all by herself from farming to gathering to protecting her home today we're gonna find out why the people of this
villagecall her good queen of cacao Oh what did you eat for breakfast today yo estaba jugando con el Senor por que con las casas de choro ticket Oh Mama's choco laughing baby she call me Senor Oh probably mean sir to respect me more than you the Laurel cackle there all day that's what you have what is so special about the cacao where I'm from all I can think of is just chocolate they have a traditional ring was called kerothi ah well I'm not chocolate day when I was in middle school we sing this song but they bought their joke go a lot day does that mean we mix the chocolate my Spanish being in the highlands in covered in shade this environment is the perfect place for cacao trees to thrive the seed pods of this variety are ready to pick after they've turned red right here you can see the bud would you call this...
a bud uno de cacao pero lo campesino Ledisi MoMA cerca de cacao yeah it's like a bud oh it takes five years for a cacao tree to produce its first seed pods and you need ten pods like this to make one pound of cocoa or is it cacao I don't know eventually it's gonna be chocolate and that's what really matters here she chops the pod in half revealing tons of cocoa seeds inside seeds get removed and placed on a bed of banana leaves where they ferment for 11 days when the moment is right it's time for these beans to loast cacao one is a very raw he's very good for the heart give you natural energy when the cacao has a lot of bitterness is very good for the blood pressure I'm looking for something that's gonna help me be healthier look younger from the inside out honestly look at me how old do you think I am 22 yeah next the grinder transforming this cocoa from beans to a thick cocoa paste this raw fresh cocoa can be used to cook any number of
dishesI just want to try this before it goes on to the next stage of cacao seed it's super bitter are you going to taste the hints of chocolate like okay I can see how that would taste like chocolate eventually maybe I'm wrong it also thinks they need to be like coffee that kind of roasted yeah nutty flavor the chola day starts with water then freshly ground cacao powder cinnamon leaf milk powder banana flour and sugar mixing and boiling until it's ready and as so from the queen of chocolate...
let's try it out oh wow that's fantastic it's got like a hardiness to it it's not like a milk it's like a chocolaty puree it's so thick there's so much body to it she said that this is the country mary energy dream when you get all the nutrients for the banana and all day limbs the banana bridge with the energy sense and the heart opener of the cacao you get a drink that keep the farmer strong I'm working hard little bit like baracoa Red Bull you say she's very thankful because this is something that is very no more like
countrysidecan be boring but he's very pleased how much you have like a short drive from Daisy's farm we finally make it to our final location this is where the Fiesta will go down in a matter of hours algalita one of the oldest most remote settlements in cuba hey here we are we've come here for what it's called oh hang on hang on the dance thing ah I'm Gong it sounds Vietnamese that everybody's not yesteryear happen almost weekly and they're the only remaining community in Cuba still doing a traditional dance known as the gang on and Kariba it's kind of party they get together they put it our
foodand share with each other they this is actually that they do what what about rum they have wrong alright ok will you try some rum here it's all about eating multiple including these coconuts used in almost every dish also there's letona there was coast they cook them all marinated and they...
cook it with the exhaust in here they put the sauce after Israeli so right now there's no flavoring of any kind so it's just natural getting burned getting burned that sounds like great
preparationyou really are a
foodexpert I am cool sounds good I have more to say I don't know why you now we can go to
preparationis already underway for lunch or shall we call it pre fiesta everything is served in weeda weeda is a local plant but you can find it all over twice this hard shell was very important for them their first course crab rice just a few steps away in a local home a husband wife team put their talents together to create this dish she does the cooking while he performs the important task of showing me around his homemade gym it's a combo of crabmeat rice tomatoes and other local ingredients the rice is steamed until it's cooked through or until your workout is complete all right I'm gonna try some of this here's crab rice Oh super good it's just a hint of earthy crap by the way okay you know this is part of us they used to use it for vomit because they think that vomiting was a way to freedom your spirit so they ate a lot on the next day they use this is real fish these golden fish get deep-fried a little bit of onion and a smothering of rich creamy coconut milk right on mmm pretty good it's like very fried does I become a little leathering cause it's cooled down together with this is made out of breadfruit good I'm dying to...
try this one it's kind of like their version of a tamale this is Kovac on the elements are like known like the tamale the outside is made out of banana leaf inside they scratch the cacao and plantain and they mix it with crap what makes it right there you see those red things is called saute or we hold and they seeds is what makes it disco oh yeah you taste the coconut right away yeah I love the fact that they don't put a lot of fold really light flavors Loba sweet and then just tons of coconut oil flavor just in time the Lehtonen has survived its three-hour journey through hell and we're ready to see what it's really made us so right now they're taking out to the wood pool he's holding the head my man over here holding the stick all the way out give it a flip and look at this stomach that's been sewn up here I think he's about to cut that open oh okay but next to this car he just made a new c-section scar oh man I've
seenthis before all the organs has been cooked inside inside here yeah we're right you can just smell like all the pig fat has just entered and saturated this rice there's be there's some liver on here too though I feel I'm in a good man oh let's try it out whoa that is delicious it doesn't have a ton of seasoning it's just soaked up all that porky essence in there
nevertry anything like this that's good yeah it's really good oh he's also got some pork here for us I bet that...
other pig would eat this pig you ready oh so juicy it's very nice well actually have you ever tried this the super crunchy huh which is good if you don't think about it from this point they're gonna get this ready break it down cut it up and get it ready for our feast tonight let's do it in this
villagethey know the best cut of meat comes from the inside I'm not saying this pig only had a lot of heart but it had guts - guts that our local chef turned into braids something I definitely haven't
seenbefore the larger bits of intestines are filled with raw blood both are boiled cut into pieces then cooked again in oil before the Fiesta kicks off there's one person we have to meet assume hombre meet the man behind it all the Fiesta the
foodit doesn't happen without him he even donated his own land to create the Fiesta having area where this community gathers most weekends but his contributions don't stop there to complement all of today's bold and heavy flavors Antonio is bringing something sweet this one that you see here that is a cuckoo root which is more soft Caruso means cone this traditional dessert is made by cooking down coconut water guava papaya and sugar for 4 hours creating a concentrated sweetness as the water evaporates try to oh right we have a winner actually I wanted you to go all the way here right for this one have you had this before men oh it's hard to explain the flavor a little bit like the inside is like that...
super rich sweet coconutty bit all kind of mashed together with some fruity guava notes on top of that this is my favorite thing in the world this is crazy this could be in like a five-star restaurant as a dessert can I ask how old are you gent that you know what is your secret to a long life Papa moody other siento tengo el hermano my your will your the same to same point but does he have any secret so when do you plan on retiring music as you do primero dude I think Antonio like many others I've met here finds joy in the simple things hard work community and being grateful for what he has he's embodied the idea that happiness isn't a specific destination but something to be unlocked within ourselves at anytime this moment makes me happy being able to interact talk to you and try this
foodit's mind-blowing ly delicious that hidden away in this small kitchen on the eastern part of Cuba is something that people around the world would die for so it's an honor to try it Ingo they are the mother of something called song song is kind of like a father of salsa I know there are popular reasons it's one of them like this this ancestral dance has been here for over a century and people are doing their best to keep the tradition alive or Oh on the other hand I think he's just making it up as he goes the emotions that they do is imitating what they do in the fields and it actually I mean oh whoa I got you this alright do you know what that's for ah...
water rum does it feel weird at all having
seenmy show so many times that they're now being part of it I don't know man where are the people you are the guy off the show for me you're my friend you know before when we're living together we always have this kind of conversation the difference is when we had those discussions I was drinking and you or not yeah but today you're drinking and I'm actually I'll be drinking too I'm not responsible for what happens in these chairs did your dad drink a lot my dad doesn't drink and make sense here's what we need we need some
foodI'll be right back oh man this is burning this is just made me wanna laugh this is working run quickly do it alright what are you guys talking about it is a anything are you drunk you want somebody or you want somebody it is very lonely you don't have a shot listen we're about to finish things out here I got this because this is a great combination of the unique
dishesthe year that they're making over this area including two things we're gonna try it I know it's gonna be out of your comfort zone with the first one is this grab that okay no it's not that it's an intestine brain have you ever had pork intestine I did no this way dude that is drinking
foodif I've ever had drinking
foodI understand what people doing alcohol and exactly it's like fatty and porky super simple but man putting it together in that way creates this...
awesome chewy texture I like that a lot the last thing this one I love because this is like the most simple way I've ever
seenblood sausage made yeah they just poured blood into the intestines there's so meaning it kind of tastes like organ meat it's like halfway between a heart and liver yeah if you give me like this bites up and i squish and I taste it everything is I'm meaning a heart and you'd be okay with that fair enough at this point Otto and I have driven completely across the country of Cuba in just a few days sampling the country's most ideas of tongue tingling cuisine I got the opportunity not just hanging out with you but hang up with very humble people from my country coming here is more about this is what we got and we need to make it work and also find a way to be happy so for me that is very cliche my brother in time for real Don I'm glad we did this yeah next time we're headed back to Havana where we'll witness
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