Unfortunately, in today's Cuba food tends to be scarce. The culinary culture of the island has been somewhat stagnant for years now, especially since the 1990s. Even so, Cubans have resorted to all sorts of ways to cook the food they have available and make do with little. Also, due to the lack of availability of industrial pesticides and fertilizers, the vast majority of the food grown in Cuba is organic. When you visit a home in Cuba, you notice the difference.