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Columbia Restaurant's Cuban Sandwich: As American as Apple Pie

Cuban sandwich
Columbia Restaurant Group


How can a simple sandwich ignite such controversy? Well, when it's the Cuban sandwich, and we're in Florida, there is a bitter battle for the title of who had it first and who makes it the best.

WUSF's food podcast, The Zest, speaks with fifth-generation Columbia owner Andrea Gonzmart Williams about the hotly contested sandwich. She dishes the recipe and shares why to her, "there's nothing controversial about it."

Regardless of which side of the aisle you find yourself in, consider adding a Cuban sandwich to your Fourth of July picnic. With ingredients representing Florida's immigrant communities, it's as American as apple pie.

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