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…

Event in commemoration of the day of the Atlantic Forest at the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro / Evento em comemoração do dia da Mata Atlântica no Museu do Amanhã no Rio de Janeiro.

I had the pleasure of being invited and participating in the event in commemoration of the Atlantic Forest Day, held at the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro. The event was based on the “Conexão Mata Atlântica” project, an international funding agreement, with resources from the GEF (Global Environment Fund), which is intermediated by…

Municipal market of Belo Horizonte / Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte

I have always made clear my passion for municipal markets, which I consider to be one of the most important gastronomic centers in cities or even entire regions, and they bring together almost all the authentic items of regional cuisine. Thus, we can taste a little bit of almost every typical foods of the region…

Nina Veloso Pâtisserie in São Paulo: a coffee to call yours

I love coffee, although I can not drink it because I have some stomach problems. But sometimes I do not resist and I just surrender to that coffee that puts a smile on my face. I have meetings at the Environment Department of São Paulo, and every time, sometimes after lunch and at the end…

Juçaí bread / Pão de Juçaí (açaí da mata atlântica)

Açaí bread is already very common in the north and uses açaí powder as a base. But now, going south-east, I have discovered that it is possible to make bread using Jucaí, which is nothing more than the pulp of the fruit of the juçara tree (I made a post about Juçaí) Although it does…

Otto Vanetta Penne (penne with pinion and mountain parmesan pesto)

Traveling through the south and southeast of Brazil, I am rediscovering an ingredient that was part of my childhood: pinion. My dad simply loves the pinion, no matter how prepared. It can be cooked, roasted, fried, he simply loves. And I remember seeing my grandmother cooking a very large pan of pinion and then my…

The terrible federal roads in Brazil!

Brazil has always been, is and always will be one of the richest countries in the world. It has a vast culture, an incomparable cuisine, natural riches, a sensational people, in short, the riches are vast and limitless. And it seems that they are also proportionate to the negligence of our politicians. I travel continuously…

Minas Gerais: the state of four culinary treasures.

Whenever I travel to the United States I always see some car plate or even indication that particular state or city has some kind of predominant culture. There goes the state of orange, another of the bear, among others. The state of Minas Gerais received this name in the face of having huge deposits of…