Cuando Sali de Cuba - Gustavo's Story

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Marta here: Through my blog I've been privileged to meet so many wonderful Cubans, who represent the very best of our Cuban exile community.

One author in particular has been an inspiration to me since my very first blog post right here on My Big, Fat, Cuban Family titled, like his book, Life on the hyphen...

His name is Gustavo Perez-Firmat. You'll find his books listed over there on the right under Smart Cuban Authors.

He is also a fan of My Big, Fat, Cuban Family Cookbook and my pastelito recipe, but that's not important right now.

Gustavo Perez-Firmat
Author Gustavo Perez-Firmat & his lovely wife, Mary Anne with their favorite cookbook.

Gustavo's story is being featured in an episode of the new PBS series on Latino Americans. Gustavo was interviewed for it, and they used a lot of family photos and home movies.

You are all familiar with the story: The family left Cuba abruptly. Started a very different life here in the U.S. waiting for the whole Revolution thing to blow over so they could return home to Cuba. You know how it ends.

Episode will air tonight, Tuesday Sep 24th, 2013. Check your local PBS listings for times.

This video is worth your time. Enjoy.