Cuba January 1

 Cuban Revolution

(Spanish: Revolución cubana) (1959) was an armed revolt conducted by Fidel Castro‘s 26th of July Movement and its allies against the right-wing[4][5] authoritarian government of Cuban President Fulgencio Batista. The revolution began in July 1953,[6] and continued sporadically until the rebels finally ousted Batista on 1 January 1959, replacing his government with a revolutionary socialist state. The 26th of July Movement later reformed along communist lines, becoming the Communist Party in October 1965.[7]
The Cuban Revolution had powerful domestic and international repercussions. In particular, it transformed Cuba’s relationship with the United States. Efforts to improve diplomatic relations have gained momentum in recent years.[8][9][10][11] In the immediate aftermath of the revolution, Castro’s government began a program of nationalization and political consolidation that transformed Cuba’s economy and civil society.[12][13] The revolution also heralded an era of Cuban intervention in foreign military conflicts, including the Angolan Civil War and the Nicaraguan Revolution.[14]

Arroz Con Pollo

Serves 4
• 2 tablespoon of olive oil
• 1 whole cut up chicken
• Salt and pepper
• 2 chopped green peppers
• 3 minced garlic cloves
• 1 onion chopped
• 2 cups white rice
• Small can tomatoes
• 1 bottle of tesco beer or any mexican beer
• 1 ½ cups of chicken stock or bouillon
• 1 teaspoon cumin
• 1 teaspoon dried oregano
• 1 tablespoon of achiote (sub tumeric and sweet paprika)
• Your favorite hot sauce

Heat oven 375. In a large pan heat oil and salt and pepper chicken brown skin side down first about 6 minutes each side. Remove chicken set aside add green peppers onions, garlic and rice cook 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, beer, chicken stock, cumin, oregano and salt and pepper to taste. Add achiote stir and then add chicken and juices back to the pan bring to a boil cover and bake for 30 minutes. Remove let rest for 15 minutes and serve.
Serve with:

Crema de Vie or a nice Tempranillo(Spain)        salud!