Restaurant “Vilarejo” / Restaurante Vilarejo em São Paulo

Visiting São Paulo this week, I was invited to get to know one of the most charming places I’ve ever been to on the outskirts of the capital, either for its cozy and relaxed atmosphere, or for its wonderful cuisine. It is the Vilarejo restaurant. The restaurant are far from the city center, where was…

And COVID doesn’t wanna leave!

These days I had decided to resume my posts after a long time, as I went back to traveling. After all, my blog is about cooking and I wanted to bring good things in such difficult times, but Belém (capital of the Marajoara region) hasn’t improved at all and I have to say that COVID…

Golden Brown Brazilian Farofa Recipe

By http://www.cucabrazuca.com/ – Classic Brazilian food and drinks Another great Afro-Brazilian dish. Farofa is toasted casava flower fried in butter with a variety of other ingredients. It’s a wonderful accompaniment to other Brazilian dishes. Yellow Farofa is mixed with Dende (Palm Oil) which gives its great colour and adds to the nutty taste. Ideal for…

Sometimes we don’t need much to feel at home

I have a very busy life, I travel a lot, I work as a lawyer, chef, historian and writer and have rarely had moments of tranquility. This made me develop some health problems that took me away from my activities, but I recovered and now I am returning to normal life, that is, I would…

Cubiu

Initially I want to apologize for my absence in recent weeks. I had to take care of my health and could not dedicate myself to this site, but now I return with full force.   Cubiu is a typical fruit of the Amazon region. It is very little known in Brazil, but in the amazonic…

The five best restaurants in Belém for those who want to taste the best of authentic Marajoara cuisine! / Os cinco melhores restaurantes de Belém para quem quer provar o melhor da autêntica culinária Marajoara!

Rereading the gastronomic critiques of the city of Belém, capital of the state of Pará, the cradle of the Marajoara cuisine, I noticed, with some sadness, that often they choose restaurants that serve nothing (or almost nothing) of regional authentic foods like the best ones of the city. So among the first ones we always…

The culinary culture of Pará is much more than a name or a stereotype

I continually see reports and stories in newspapers that show very little of the state of Pará, practically repeating contents, as if the Marajoara region lived in an eternal “fashion” of starred restaurants, trendy stores and stereotypes. This week I’m traveling to São Paulo for work and, on the flight, I was reading the Gol…

Lula a dorê (fried squid)

If someone ask me to tell a dish that can be found on almost all beaches in the northeast, southeast and south of the country, this dish is the fried squid. The dish is very simple and basic and are squid’s rings dipped in a mixture of ingredients and then fried in very hot oil….

The triad of Marajoara seasonings / A tríade dos temperos marajoara.

Every culinary culture has some especific characteristics and typical spices, which are part of the essence of the cuisine and are used in practically all the dishes of the region. In the Marajoara region it is no different, where three specific seasonings make up practically all the dishes. They are the “urucum”, the cumin pepper…