Chef Culture

As a Kid, Jason Franey of Canlis Ate a Lot of Cuban Sandwiches

A place named Little Havana was his go-to.

By Christopher Werner June 21, 2011

Canlis chef Jason Franey, shopping for produce but dreaming of Cuban sandwiches.

Food and Wine talked to 20 some toques from around the country and asked them about their favorite childhood summer food. Says Jason Franey of Canlis (he was listed as one of the glossy’s Best New Chefs in April): “When I was growing up in Florida there was a lot of Cuban food, and I would get a Cuban sandwich at a place called Little Havana.”

His new summer obsession, he tells F&W: strawberries, raspberries, and peaches.

And the croissants aux fruits at Le Panier Very French Bakery.

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