Learn to Make Cuban Sandwich, Papaya Mango Shake

Now You're Cooking: Cuba (Purple Toad Publishing)

Now You’re Cooking: Cuba (Purple Toad Publishing)


If you don’t know by now how much I love libraries and the people who work in them, then we need to spend more time together! I’ve worked in a college library and now work in a school library. I love being surrounded by books!

My 2 cookbooks are part of the cookbook section of the Huntington City-Township Public Library collection.

My 2 cookbooks are part of the cookbook section of the Huntington City-Township Public Library collection.


As an author, it’s a joy to see librarians excited about my own books. When Linda Smith at Huntington City-Township Public Library (Indiana) wanted to plan a kick-off for the library’s new cookbook club, she asked me to host it with a cooking demo from my new Cuban cookbook.

Cutting up a papaya at the demo.

Cutting up a papaya at the demo.


I was thrilled! My book’s title: Now You’re Cooking: Cuba (Purple Toad Publishing http://www.purpletoadpublishing.net/).
The library advertised it well and approx. 20 people attended.
We served two recipes from the book. The first was one of the drinks featured in the book: Papaya Mango Milkshake. I love this drink! Papaya is now my favorite fruit. After peeling a mango and only getting a little amount of pulp, I’m convinced to buy this fruit in its frozen state, cubed. It is smooth, creamy and healthy with no sugar needed!
We also prepared and served Cuban sandwiches which I cooked on an electric skillet. The dill pickle slices added a tangy fragrance to the browned chicken slices, Swiss cheese, spicy mustard and sweet bread.
Lana Miller did a great job of pressing the Cuban sandwiches.

Lana Miller did a great job of pressing the Cuban sandwiches.


My good friend Lana Miller and my husband John assisted with the creation of the sandwiches by pressing a skillet on top of each and serving them. The finished sandwich were only be 1/3 of the original size.
They were scrumptious! This sandwich combined with the Papaya Mango shake is a complete, quick meal!
20 people attended my cooking demo at the library-- a great turn out!

20 people attended my cooking demo at the library– a great turn out!


Purchase a copy of my book and see for yourself how good Cuban food can be!
I’d love to come to your library, church, social event to give a cooking demonstration or talk. Please contact me if you could use a speaker. xxxKjreusser@adamswells.comxxx (remove x’s there to prevent spammers).

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