A few years ago, I was in Miami visiting a pharmaceutical firm. I was invited to the home of the executive who ran the firm who was Cuban. In his home, I detected a wonderful spicey aroma. I was afraid to ask him what it was, but it was a common spice for the Cubans. It had to be because it permeated his beautiful residence. Perhaps some of you know because of your familarity of the Cuban culinary skills and cooking.
He took me to dinner at one of his local hangouts. It was small and definately a roadfood type of place. Clean, neat and the aroma of Cuban cooking was everywhere. I had the Cuban sandwich and it contained most of what has been posted above. In addition, there has to be some spices that are added as it did not taste bland. It was more than just the Cuban bread. Perhaps some of you know what it was.
Paul E. Smith