Childhood, con Maduros
Cast your mind back to your childhood. In memories, the colors of your old home are brighter, more vivid than in reality. The scent trigger is even stronger -- the smell of food that once wafted from your mothers kitchen is guaranteed to transport you to more innocent times. For author and food columnist Viviana Carballo, the salted oil of tostones, the sticky sweetness of guava pastelitos, and the spice of blue crabs simmered in sofrito were the fragrances and flavors of youth. She has compiled those memories -- of growing up in Fifties Havana against the backdrop of a changing Cuba, from the glamorous decadence of the islands sun-soaked culture, through the rough passage of the current regimes takeover -- and interweaved them with delicious recipes.
Havana Spice: Stories and Recipes is a coming-of-age novel with the kind of flavor many Miamians will fondly recall. Tonight at 8:00 at Books & Books, Caraballo will share tales from her mouthwatering bildungsroman. Admission, as always, is free. Call 305-442-4408, or visit www.booksandbooks.com.
Thu., Sept. 6
Get the Things to Do Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly guide to events in Miami, and never be bored again. With suggestions for every day of the week, our recommendations will keep you busy on any budget.
More Calendar News
- Carnaval on the Mile,
Wed., Aug. 5, 6:35pm
Wed., Aug. 5, 8:00pm
Thu., Aug. 6, 6:35pm
Thu., Aug. 6, 7:00pm
- Grillin in the Grove
- New Times' Seventh Annual Artopia