The San Telmo Market

To speak of Argentina is to speak of a surprisingly simple but delicious cuisine. The Argentine seems to have mastered the art of making the basics and today shows the world that simple ingredients with exceptional preparation can make a difference to your taste buds. And one of the most exceptional places to find what…

The best “blend” of Argentina

When it comes to coffee, South America has a record of great quality. Countries like Colombia and Brazil stand out for the quality of the coffee and the roasting. But in Argentina the staff of Coffee Town, a company located right in the center of the San Telmo Market, took the coffee to another level….

Argentine small culinary “gifts”

I am visiting Buenos Aires for some days at the invitation of a partner for a mini meeting of South American cuisine and between a commitment and another, I am walking through some places that I love in the city. Buenos Aires has a culinary culture that I can classify as welcoming. Almost every corner…

I keep moving forward…

Walt Disney had a famous motto that says “Keep moving foward” and represented a spirit of nonconformity. I think the photo that illustrates this post is my spirit for the coming year: to continue moving in this immense region, exploring the corners of flavors and culture of this Brazilian Amazon, in search of the most…

76. Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana

Originally posted on Around the world in 80 cuisines:
Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana are three little countries nestled along the Caribbean coastline of northeastern South America, with Brazil situated to the south and Venezuela to the west. Now you can see why I couldn’t find a catchy name to incorporate these three countries – northeast…

Canja de galinha (Chicken soup)

The south of the country has rigorous winter periods, mainly in the mountain region, where the daily consumption of broths and soups is very common. One of the main kind of broth produced in the region is the chicken soup, a broth based on chicken and rice, widely consumed for being simple and with cheap…

Brazilian barbecue

Brazilian citizens has a predilection for the barbecue, but a barbecue all special, which is often known as Brazilian barbecue. The Brazilian barbecue has as its main characteristic almost no seasoning and the meats are mostly seasoned with only coarse salt, which enters the superficial layer of meat and, before being served, it takes a…

Let’s rethink responsibility for acts of our employees

About two weeks ago the death of a dog gained national repercussion. The dog, who was often seen at a supermarket in the Carrefour chain in Osasco, a city located in the state of São Paulo, was brutally poisoned and then killed by a security guard. Videos show Manchinha, as the animal was known, pursued…

Mocotó (calf’s foot) broth

In the north of Brazil, in the Marajoara region, it does not make the least cold, in fact the whole year only has two climates: heat with a lot of rain and heat with little rain. So you can imagine that it´s not a culture to consume broths in this region. However, this does not…

Caipirinha Cupcake

Caipirinha is the most famous cocktail in Brazil and is very simple to make. Just get a lemon, squeeze the juice, mix a spoon and half of sugar, ice cubes and complete a glass with cachaça. Shake and serve. Here in Brazil the drink is so famous that it has become ice cream, pie, popsicle…

Amazonian dried meat corn couscous

A few years ago, on my first international trip, in a restaurant in London where I went for breakfast, I read on the menu the indication of a couscous. In the north it is very common to eat couscous at breakfast, with coffee with milk and eggs. Then, inadvertently, I ordered the dish, even to…

Coffee “capital” in Rio

Whenever I visit a city I have several gastronomic memories, but I almost always have a special one. A specific dish, a restaurant, a municipal market. In Rio de Janeiro is the “Capital” coffee. Do not get me wrong or understand that I’m saying that in Rio does not have good restaurants, I’m just saying…

Fried cheese biscuits

The center-west region of Brazil, specifically the State of Minas Gerais, is widely known for cheeses produced in the mountains of the state and still for being fanatic for cheese bread, a biscuit made from sweet or sour cassava starch (also known as tapioca starch) with cheese and baked in the oven. In the more…