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Vegetarians Push Soy, But Cubans Prefer Pork
El Carmelo is one of several state-run restaurants in Cuba founded to promote healthy, meat-free eating.
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Cuban chef Alfredo Varela prepares a vegetarian dish at the eco-restaurant El Romero in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. Located in the Las Terrazas natural reserve about 50 miles east of Havana, El Romero goes beyond garden-variety vegetables, spinning forgotten and little-known plants into delectable dishes. 

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Cuban chef Inti Langaney prepares vegetarian food at El Romero in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. Located in the Las Terrazas natural reserve about 50 miles east of Havana, El Romero goes beyond garden-variety vegetables, spinning forgotten and little-known plants into delectable dishes.

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Cuban chef Inti Langaney cooks vegetarian food using solar energy at the eco-restaurant El Romero in Pinar del Rio, Cuba.

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Mariela Ducase checks lettuce in an organic farm in San Antonio de los Banos, located in the Las Terrazas natural reserve about 50 miles east of Havana.

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Cuban chef Inti Langaney holds a vegetarian salad as he attends to tourists at El Romero in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. 

Vegetarians Push Soy, But Cubans Prefer Pork

El Carmelo is one of several state-run restaurants in Cuba founded to promote healthy, meat-free eating.

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