The angle: The food and flavors of Rio, direct to your kitchen — no plane ticket required.
Recipes for right now: Salt Cod and White Bean Salad with Red Onions, Sweet Cocoa Popcorn, Moqueca Blinis with Shrimp, Rolled Sausage Bread with Rosemary, Steak with Fried Garlic, Hearts of Palm Soup, Caipirinha Coconut Cake
Who would enjoy this book? Anyone who has fallen in love (or wants to fall in love!) with Brazilian cuisine and craves it in their kitchen.
• Who wrote it: Leticia Moreinos Schwartz
• Who published it: Kyle Books
• Number of recipes: 100
• Other highlights: Ok, I'm convinced: a trip to Rio needs to happen asap. Leticia Moreinos Schwartz brings Rio alive in this cookbook in a way that, I'm convinced, is second only to visiting the city itself. Through these homey recipes and vibrant photographs, I can already taste the flaky salt cod, the grilled meat, the savory seafood stews, the rich caramels and chocolates. Yes, it's decided —book my ticket, please.
Leticia describes how each neighborhood and outlying towns around Rio have their own particular personalities and cuisines. She arranges the book around these neighborhoods, sharing stories of her visits, recipes for dishes you'll find there, and the flavors and aromas of walking through the streets. I love the mix of sweet and savory, light and large dishes in every chapter. For those of you hooked on juices right now, you'll also find a nice spread of fresh-pressed juices, smoothies, and mocktails to add variety to your juice habit.
Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: My Rio de Janeiro by Leticia Moreinos Schwartz
• Visit the author's website: Leticia Moreinos Schwartz
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(Image credits: Emma Christensen)