Vanessa Gutierrez: The Cuban Cultural Lifestyle

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Food in daily life for a Cuban is rather simple. My friend Vanessa Gutierrez, who is Cuban helps to explain the normal cultural lifestyle. Vanessa Gutierrez was born in the United States, but her parents are from Cuba, specifically from Santa Clara. The normal daily diet in Cuba is rather simple. It consists of rice and beans, also known as moros y cristianos. Sometimes meat is added to the dish and it is accompanied by different spices, onions, and garlic. Pork and chicken are often used in Cuban meals. The unique and interesting flavor of the food is often like Spanish and African cooking. In the household, her mother is responsible for buying and cooking each meal. Mrs. Gutierrez prepares meals for her husband and children after a long

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