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…

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…