"You dream up a recipe that you'd like to make, but then you can't find the ingredients. One day you go out to get salt and there's no salt. And I mean no salt. Anywhere."
— Hector Higuera Martinez, chef and proprietor of the restaurant Le Chansonnier in Havana quoted in a recent New York Times article by Victoria Burnett on a trend for new, privately-run restaurants opening in that city and some of the obstacles they face.