The Three Guys From Miami--Raúl Musibay, Glenn Lindgren, and Jorge Castillo—are chefs and food writers. They provide Cuban cooking tips and advice for professional and amateur chefs all over the world. Their recipes have been included in several cookbooks, newspapers, and national magazines.
The Three Guys From Miami were featured in a Public Television documentary, "La Cocina Cubana: Secretos de mi Abuela".
They also have made several appearances on the Food Network, had a cooking show on Miami Public Television, have appeared on the Travel Channel, and are frequent guests on National Public Radio (All Things Considered).They are authors of the books Three Guys From Miami Cook Cuban and Three Guys From Miami Celebrate Cuban.
Their website iCuban.com debuted in 1996 and has logged more than 5 million visitors in its 15-year existence.
Raúl Musibay went to the United States via Spain in 1980. A full-time Miami resident, Musibay is a proponent of traditional Cuban cuisine and an advocate of preserving Cuban culture in the United States.
Glenn Lindgren grew up in Minneapolis and first went to Miami in 1984, where he began his studies in Cuban and Latin cuisine.Lindgren is the writer of the group; he writes about the Three Guys From Miami in books, magazines, and on the Internet. He is an accomplished chef and author.
Jorge Castillo went to the United States via the Mariel Boatlift in 1980. Although born and raised in Cayo la Rosa, Jorge left Miami after three months to live in Iowa, where he mastered the English language and learned Midwest cooking techniques.
A Cuban sandwich is a variation of a ham and cheese sandwich that likely originated in cafes catering to Cuban workers in Tampa or Key West, two early Cuban immigrant communities in Florida centered around the cigar industry. Later on, Cuban exiles and expatriates brought it to Miami, where it is also very popular. The sandwich is made with ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard, and sometimes salami on Cuban bread. Salami is included in Tampa, where there is a large Italian population, but is not usually included in South Florida.
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Raúl Musibay is a chef and Internet entrepreneur.
Jorge G. Castillo is a Cuban-American chef and television personality. Born in Cayo la Rosa near Bauta, Cuba, Castillo came to the United States in the Mariel Boatlift of 1980. Castillo is a member of the Three Guys From Miami, a group that promotes Cuban culture and cuisine throughout the United States and Canada. The Three Guys From Miami have appeared in "Keith Famie's Adventures", in "Tyler's Ultimate" with Tyler Florence, and in "Christmas in America" with Rachael Ray, all on the Food Network They have also been featured on "The Splendid Table" on National Public Radio, "Sara's Secrets" with Sara Moulton on the Food Network, "Taste of America" with Mark DeCarlo on the Travel Channel, and in a Public Television documentary, "La Cocina Cubana: Secretos de mi Abuela".
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