Cultural Contrast featured on NPR.
Miami Chef Douglas Rodriguez is known as the “Godfather of Nuevo Latino Cuisine” for the pan-Latin American style of cooking he helped pioneer. But, as the son of Cuban immigrants, his early cooking education was firmly rooted in the traditions of his parents’ homeland.
Now that the U.S. has taken historic steps to ease tensions with the island nation, Rodriguez — a James Beard Award winner — wants to expose American tourists to all Cuba has to offer. This March, Rodriguez is planning to lead a weeklong culinary excursion — a trip “designed to immerse you in Cuba’s contemporary art and culinary scene.”