January 30, 2013

Pinar del Río, Cuba. February, 2012

“Use it up. Wear it out. Make it do. Or do without.” This was once told to me by the WASPiest woman I’ve ever known. And yet, it seems somehow appropriate to the Cubans I met both in Havana and (especially) in the outlying areas. Look at these oranges, served for dessert at an outdoor tourist restaurant in this rainforest community. So simple, yet so beautifully rendered. Was this done to make the fruit more attractive? Or was the zest used in another dish? Either way, that little rhyme may apply.


  1. The WASPy maxim an all-timer; the Havana oranges so beautiful.

  2. First time the photo was enjoyed more than the text, eye-catching, provocative, delicious.