Florida Conversations: The Cuban Sandwich

How did the Cuban sandwich become a symbol for a displaced people, win the hearts and bellies of America, and claim a spot on menus around the world? Find out during Florida Conversations with the authors of “The Cuban Sandwich: A History in Layers.” Andrew Huse leads the discussion with Jeff Houck, and Dr. Bárbara C. Cruz.

Andrew Huse works as a librarian who specializes in archives at the University of South Florida Tampa Library’s Special Collections.

Jeff Houck is a marketing and public relations manager for the Columbia Restaurant Group in Tampa. He spent 25 years in newspaper and multimedia journalism, most recently as a features editor, food writer, and podcaster at the Tampa Tribune.

Dr. Bárbara C. Cruz is a Professor of Social Science Education at the University of South Florida. She has been a faculty member at USF since 1991, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, conducting research on global and multicultural issues, and providing professional service to a number of educational organizations and initiatives.