Welcome to Dr. Frederick Douglass Opie's personal website

AB, 101 Fast Food Head Shot.2jpg.jpg

The Definition of Soup in Cuba

Cuban plantain soup, recipe below
Cold weather makes me as a family cook want to prepare hearty dish like soup that warms my family up in a hurry. “Soup is always at the Cuban dinner-table; thick stuff that must be eaten rather than taken as a liquid,” said the Northern American traveler James W. Steele in 1881. He went on to say, “The word soup, as understood elsewhere, has no application in Cuba. It is rather in the form of a mess [a sloppy preparation of food].” 

This Weeks Best Foodways and Food History

Culinary Documentary Soul Food Junkies Airs on PBS