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Cuban Food Stories

Director - Asori Soto
Run Time - 82 minutes
Language - English
Format - DVD / Digital streaming
Year - 2018
Genre - Documentary

Educational Interests- Culinary Arts & Sciences, Cultural Studies, Latin America, New Releases

Institutional DVD Price: $295

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After ten years living as an expat in the United States, Asori Soto decides to return to his homeland of Cuba to search for the missing flavors of his childhood. This is a journey to discover culinary traditions long thought lost due to the hardship that Cuba survived after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Cuban Food Stories is a unique film about food, society, and culture on the island of Cuba. Through nine stories, Asori Soto explores the present culinary landscape of his homeland and provides a glimpse into what the future may hold. It is a personal road-trip adventure all around the island to discover the most authentic tales behind the Cuban cuisine.

The film gives unprecedented access to regions so remote that one can only arrive by raft, horseback, or swimming. A journey that will leave your mouth watering as we go from the middle of nowhere to the big cities and rediscover the culinary roots of an exciting Cuba in a time of change.

"Eye-opening...mouth-watering! Made with an archivist's heart and a gourmand's soul, 'Cuban Food Stories' chronicles director Asori Soto's road trip around the island of his birth, searching for the flavors of his youth and the stories behind the distinctive (and sometimes disappearing) tastes of regional cuisines. Soto, a longtime U.S. resident, captures his native country at a time of transition and smartly probes the relationship between culinary traditions and cultural heritage...he imbues his film with a hand-crafted charm that perfectly suits the stories and foods he focuses on." - Alissa Simon, VARIETY

"A Cuban filmmaker, with help from some of the executive producers behind 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi,' wants to take you on his own a beautiful food tour of America's off-limits neighbor. If it can do for Cuban food what 'Jiro' did for sushi, the island could have a cult of hungry Americans arriving as soon as they're legally allowed." - Noah Kaufman, FOOD & WINE

"A gorgeous love letter to the people and country of Cuba. Soto's imagery, stories, and food are compelling and a real triumph overall." - Alan Ng, FILM THREAT

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