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Battle Field Food, Part 2 Cuba 1868-1898


Cuban revolutionaries in 1898 preparing a meal from wild game and foraging. The dish above is ajiaco, this and other recipes below
Esteban Montejo, a former slave who fought in the revolution with thousands of other former enslaved Cubans, recalls, "I think the thing I did best during the war was stealing livestock. . . The one who did that job gained respect." He says,"I went out every night and came back with such good calves and pigs it was a marvel." Another sources describes Cubans as carnivorous lovers of "roasted, stewed, fricasseed, deviled, and boiled" pork. The pig holds a place of honor in Cuban cuisine. 

Recipe for Cuban Ajiaco: http://www.tasteofcuba.com/ajiacocubano.html 

Battle Field Food Series: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Battle+Field+Food

Cuban Foodways and Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Cuba

Suggested Reading: 

Insurgent Cuba: Race, Nation, and Revolution 1868-1968: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Insurgent-Cuba-Nation-Revolution-1868-98/dp/0807847836

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Battle Field Food, Part 1 Cuba 1868-1898