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How pancakes helped explain the effects of the US Embargo on Cuba
Katrina Haase never expected she’d be so excited to see a carton of eggs.
But when the Northeastern student, a month into her co-op in Cuba, saw someone walking down her street with a dozen and a half eggs, she ran outside to ask where he’d gotten them. She dashed off to the grocery store the man described, and came home with dozens of eggs. After a month without them, it was like striking culinary gold.
“My roommate was so excited when she saw them, and we were dancing and hugging and jumping around because we finally had eggs,” Haase said. A month into their trip and “that was our first real bonding moment,” she said.