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Tampa's Gift To Sandwich Lovers: A History Of "The Cuban"

This spring, Tampa, Fla., bested Miami when it was voted the true home of the Cuban sandwich by readers of NPR's food blog "The Salt." The debate continues, however, over the sandwich's exact origins, and the proper mix of ham, pork, salami, Swiss cheese and mustard served on Cuban breads. We explore Tampa's culinary gifts, including -- and beyond -- the Cuban sandwich.

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Tampa, Fla., proclaimed the Cuban sandwich the "Official Sandwich Of Tampa." Go behind the scenes at The Columbia, Florida's oldest restaurant located in historic Ybor City to learn how to make the perfect Cuban Sandwich.

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