Pan de Cazabé

Modern Cassava (Yuca) Bread

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Eating Cuban

By Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs

Published 2006

  • About

Yuca, also called yucca, cassava, or manioc, has always been the most important crop for the Ciboney and Taino peoples of Cuba. There are two basic varieties, bitter yuca (which is not generally available in the United States) and sweet yuca. The bitter variety contains a high level of prussic acid and is toxic if not properly prepared: It must be completely peeled, then the white flesh grated and all of the toxic juices pressed out. The Ciboney and Taino dipped the points of their arrows i