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What is the signature sandwich of Tampa, Florida?

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The city of Tampa, Florida claims the Cuban sandwich as its official "signature sandwich," even though the sandwich's name carries the name of a different geographic location entirely. This is a nod to the fact that Tampa has a large population of Cuban immigrants and other immigrants with genetic and family ties to Cuba.

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What is the signature sandwich of Tampa, Florida?
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The Cuban sandwich is made with a specific set of ingredients, including a crusty roll known as Cuban bread, ham, sliced roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard. These sandwiches are typically toasted in a heavy press that helps to flatten the sandwich, making it easier to eat.

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