My Search for Nitza

My Search for Nitza

There are 3 comments on the Saveur.com story from Mar 17, 2014, titled My Search for Nitza. In it, Saveur.com reports that:

"You will need to cook for yourself now," my mother said, standing in our yellow-tiled kitchen in 1988.

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Mohaw

Newton, NJ

#1 Mar 18, 2014
“She was determined that Cubans be known not for their austerity but for their ingenuity,” said Lillian Guerra, a Cuban-American history professor I spoked to at the University of Florida. The 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, which had propped up the Cuban economy for nearly three decades, was catastrophic. Agriculture came to a virtual halt, buying and selling meat or produce without government sanction became a serious crime, and the average Cuban citizen lost 20 pounds in the two years that followed.

This was at the tail end of Nitza's career. She was running out of ingredients for her show, focusing instead on fashion and gardening. It was a tragic turn for the Castro supporter who had dedicated herself to the idea that even in the most dire moments, a plate of food could preserve dignity. Her show went off the air in 1993, and the last episodes were difficult to watch. The kitchen, like Cuba itself, was neglected. Its famous host wore a sagging housedress and her eyes were filled with defeat. A few years later, at age 74, Nitza died of heart failure.
Betty

Hollywood, FL

#2 Mar 18, 2014
Did you ever see the documentary called -

"My search for a SINGLE Miami Cuban Mayor who isn't a self serving if not corrupt disaster "

Turns out they crew who filmed it could NOT find a Miami Cuban Mayor whether in Hialeah, SweetWater or Dade worth a damn.
Mohawk

Newton, NJ

#3 Mar 18, 2014
mojon, callese.No hable hasta que las gallinas meen!

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