A lifetime devoted to cooking is the legacy that is left by Mario Hernández del Sol, recognised in his native Cienfuegos and in the culinary trade as Chef Don Mario, for his magnificence when it will come to operating in such an beautiful occupation.
Member and honorary president of the International Cuban Cooks Affiliation of the Planet (ICCAW), an group based in New Jersey, the United States, the get the job done of this Worldwide Chef transcends the borders of his beloved Cienfuegos, from wherever he has never distanced himself “because I was born in this province and I reside listed here, and while some of my experiments were being in Havana, I in no way assumed I would depart my metropolis and my relatives behind,” he confesses in an interview with OnCuba.
He has also taken his vocation to Canada, probably not with the exact same rigor with which he functions on the island, considering that his visits there have been “more for loved ones reasons,” he clarifies, but he does know the culinary art of the northern state and even acknowledges that between Cuban and Canadian cuisine there are not several points of contact to set up a culinary combine amongst the two: “their preparation and seasoning is distinctive from ours, the only related issue in their ingesting habits is the flavor for fried and breaded dishes.”
On the other hand, “in an surroundings other than ours,” he clarifies, “in order to worth Cuban cuisine and realize achievement, 3 principles must be met: to adapt it to the international consumer’s palate get ready contemporary, purely natural and much less seasoned recipes and cut down the measurement of the parts of the key dish and its aspect dishes,” the latter characteristic that stands out in the preparation of Cuban dishes.
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“Cooking is an art since it will take a vocation,” states Don Mario, “it is completed out of adore and to do it nicely, you place your coronary heart into it. A properly-manufactured dish, well-plated and