Cuban cooks overcome shortages with ingenuity on Facebook

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Cuban cooks overcome shortages with ingenuity on Facebook

Yuliet Colón pulls her rolling grocery cart as she walks home April 2 after after a visit to an agricultural market in Havana. Colón helps Cubans cope with shortages exacerbated by the new coronavirus pandemic with Facebook posts of culinary creations designed around what is actually available at the market.
Contributor Yuliet Colón takes pictures of ingredients to upload to the “Recipes from the Heart” Facebook page in her home in Havana. Colón bought the few vegetables she could find at an agricultural market near her home and used them to create something that she called “Cuban-style pisto manchego.”
Yuliet Colon holds a handful of herbs she collected from a small flowerbed that a relative grows on the side of her house. Shortages and difficult access to food in the midst of a global pandemic and a sharpening of the United States sanctions, Colon tries to make the best of it and help others with ingenious dishes she creates using what little is available at the local market and publishing her recipes on the Facebook page, “Recipes from the Heart.”
Yuliet Colon, center in tank top, waits her turn outside an agricultural market April 2 in Havana, Cuba.

Cuban cooks overcome shortages with ingenuity on Facebook

Yuliet Colón pulls her rolling grocery cart as she walks home April 2 after after a visit to an agricultural market in Havana. Colón helps Cubans cope with shortages exacerbated by the new coronavirus pandemic with Facebook posts of culinary creations designed around what is actually available at the market.
Contributor Yuliet Colón takes pictures of ingredients to upload to the “Recipes from the Heart” Facebook page in her home in Havana. Colón bought the few vegetables she could find at an agricultural market near her home and used them to create something that she called “Cuban-style pisto manchego.”
Yuliet Colon holds a handful of herbs she collected from a small flowerbed that a relative grows on the side of her house. Shortages and difficult access to food in the midst of a global pandemic and a sharpening of the United States sanctions, Colon tries to make the best of it and help others with ingenious dishes she creates using what little is available at the local market and publishing her recipes on the Facebook page, “Recipes from the Heart.”
Yuliet Colon, center in tank top, waits her turn outside an agricultural market April 2 in Havana, Cuba.
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