The Complex staff put together a little article together on how to eat like a Cuban on their food site First We Feast. While the article is written in a very northern fashion, it still hits a couple points true to fact. They talk empanadas, Bacardi, coffee and chicharrones.
The only thing that rubbed me the wrong way was their mentioning of Dominican food pretty much being the same thing as Cuban food. The blasphemy and audacity (lol)!
But yeah, its a decent read to see a different perspective on Cuban culture and Cuban food. Click below to read.