Miami is well-known for its white sand beaches, hopping nightclub scene and fiery Cuban heritage. And according to the locals, a trip to Miami just isn’t a trip to Miami without a stop by one of its famous sandwich shops nestled in Little Havana, where the signature sandwich Cubano is a must-order. Not gonna lie, my mouth is watering just thinking about it! Luckily, with a little help from Chef Roger Mooking, you don’t need to book a flight to enjoy an authentic taste of this south Florida favorite right in your own kitchen.
Sure, we still have a few weeks before fall officially arrives, but I’m already daydreaming about future summer vacations. Since my travel bucket list is long, I’ve prioritized my trips according to several criteria (food is a big factor, no surprise there!) and at the very tip top of that list sits…. Spain.
As the end of summer quickly approaches, grilling fanatics around the world (us included) are trying to squeeze in one last summer barbecue blowout. And that’s not to say we’re not opposed to barbecuing in the winter a la Roger Mooking, but nothing beats a good old-fashioned summer barbecue.
As a Windsor, Ontario native, I’m lucky to be close to some pretty incredible restaurants, both on the Canadian side and across the border. Detroit is home to some amazing restaurants with all types of cuisines, and even has dedicated areas of town to specific cultures. So naturally, a Mexican food junkie like myself finds refuge in Detroit’s very own Mexican Town. It was there that I learned the true meaning of ‘Taco Tuesday’, and also where I tried my first taste of Queso Fundido. From then on there has always been a special place in my stomach heart for ooey, gooey, melty cheese. On everything.
THIS JUST IN- Homemade popsicles are the coolest thing right now (no pun intended). But really, you will be the coolest parent/host/friend/person in the world when you offer up these sweet frozen treats. And psst, we included a couple adult-only recipes too! If you’re making them for a party be sure to prepare them the night before, otherwise I suggest having them in the freezer at ALL times for emergency refreshments! Summer goal: To stay cool as a cucumber.