The Americas: Cuba
We like Cuban-style food, so we were excited to study this country.
We compared it was to where the last country we studied was, Costa Rica.
We made Havana Black Beans and Cuban Green Rice (here is a simplified version of the recipe, if you are interested.) While I was cooking the beans, I was beginning to have our doubts that we would like black beans and cabbage cooked together, but I am really glad I tried it because we loved it. The green rice was fine, but not as special as the black beans. The beans were different from any bean dish I have had before. It was full of flavor, but not too spicy -really delicious. We have added it to our meal rotation.