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LA CAJA CHINA: MYTH VERSUS FACT Steven's friend Mathew Masters cleared up a burning question for us: What is the history of "la caja China" ("Chinese box")? More specifically, how did it get it's name? To paraphrase the blog Mat recently posted on his website,, this ingenious grilling device--sometimes called "la caja asadoro"--was thought to have emigrated to Cuba with 150,000 Chinese laborers in the mid-1800s. According to legend,...

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