Pittsburgh cafe offers cuisine from the U.S. conflict du jour
The Conflict Kitchen specializes in dishes and discourse from countries involved in scraps with America. Cuban food is next in line.
Conflict Kitchen in Pittsburgh
Dawn Weleski, center, talks with passersby at the takeout window of the Conflict Kitchen, which serves dishes from countries with which the U.S. is in conflict. (Keith Srakocic, Associated Press / May 29, 2010)
By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
May 7, 2012, 6:33 p.m.
PITTSBURGH — Jon Rubin had an important question, and he knew where to find the answer: at the North Korean Embassy in Cuba, which he was visiting in March on a business trip.
A man in jogging clothes and flip-flops came to the embassy gate after Rubin and his small entourage of fellow Americans rang the doorbell at the ornate diplomatic mission on a tree-lined street in Havana's Vedado neighborhood.
The Americans posed the question: What exactly do they eat in North Korea?