Helpful Hints Dept.
Certainly not Juventud Rebelde, the official newspaper of the grandly-named Cuban Union of Communist Youth (UJC).
Starting this past Tuesday, the paper is publishing weekly lessons to help its readers in the correct, revolutionary use of "highly advanced" electric appliances such as rice cookers and pressure cookers.
As you will recall, the cookers have been imported from China over the past couple of years as part of Fidel Castro’s grand plan to solve the country’s energy shortages – his so-called Revolucion Energetica.
In characteristic style, the all-powerful dictator ordered that from then on, all Cuban households had to buy the new cookers from the State at supposedly “subsidised” prices, as a way of saving energy.
Why, he even gave a hilarious televised demonstration showing Cubans how to correctly use the new machines.
But you know Cubans ... too busy talking to pay attention! It appears many families have been using the cookers wrongly, despite the clear (and strict) instructions from El Cocinero en Jefe, as we have previously reported.
So, with Castro out of action, the helpful folk at Juventud Rebelde have come to the rescue.
You can read their first instalment here – a complete lesson on how to look after those new and mysterious Chinese pressure cookers. Sadly, it's only in Spanish.