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For jazz pianist, Obama's trip to Cuba 'beyond what I'd ever thought I'd see'

Arturo O'Farrill took a few moments to talk about Cuba before his concert at New York's Birdland on Sunday night. O'Farrill is son of "Chico," the famous Cuban jazz composer and conductor. Arturo is carrying on his dad's legacy, both on the jazz scene and as a Cuban-American. And he is planning to bring his father's ashes with him on a journey to Cuba soon.

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Behold the fine-dining pastrami taco

Alex Stupak made his name as an award-winning experimental pastry chef and came of age during the time of so-called molecular gastronomy. But it was when he tried a fresh corn tortilla for the first time — when someone took fresh masa made from corn, and pressed it out by hand and put it on a hot griddle and served it to him immediately — that things changed.