Brazil is definitely at the top of the list of places we’d like to visit – preferably sooner rather than later. Until that happens, we’ll put on some samba music, invite some friends over for caipirinhas, and serve up some excellent Brazilian fare.1. Moqueca from Leite’s Culinaria – Coconut milk makes this thick fish soup a meal unto itself.2.
A tall glass of lemonade is refreshment at its best — sweet, tart, and icy cold — but we’ve been doing lemonade all wrong. Jet over to Brazil and they’re making a twist on lemonade that gives the classic stuff a creamy upgrade. Yes, it’s called lemonade, but Brazilian lemonade doesn’t actually contain any lemons. Instead, it’s made with limes, which makes for a drink that’s less sour than usual and a bit more complex.
Unlike, say, French, Italian, or even Mexican food, Brazilian food is a little more uncharted for many. You may simply think steak when you hear Brazil, but the country has a whole lot more going for it from a culinary standpoint. So before you begin your next culinary adventure, get acquainted with the pronunciation of some of Brazil’s most beloved dishes. This classic fragrant stew consists of fish, tomatoes, hearts of palm, peppers, onions, and cilantro.
When we saw this photo, the bright orange jam made us sit up and stare. What was this intense orange stuff?Turns out it’s doce de abóbor – which is Portugese for sweet pumpkin. It’s a traditional sweet found most commonly in Brazil, where sometimes it’s made very firm and chewy like a candy, and other times soft like a preserve. It’s often made with dried coconut, too.