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…

Bolinho de Chuva (Rain Cake)

These last few weeks I traveled extensively in the interiors of the South and Southeast of Brazil for professional and personal commitments and a that is delicacy basically present in all the hotels, events and houses I frequented: the rain cake or “bolinho de chuva”. This very simple cake is fried in oil and is…

Starbucks Acai Frappuccino (Frappuccino de açaí da Starbucks)

Whoever visits Brazil quickly notices that there is a sale of açaí in every corner of the big cities, not the pure açaí sold in the north of the country, but an açaí beaten with ice and mixed with guarana syrup, fruits and other accompaniments. I think Starbucks wants to get into the trend /…

Homemade sausage sandwich from the Brazilian Southeast region (Sanduíche de linguiça artesanal da região serrana do Sudeste brasileiro)

The mountain region of the states of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo have peculiar beauty and extends for miles between both states. And the region also reserves, besides the beauties and historic cities, various culinary delicacies, such as green corn juices, crackers, cheeses and traditional sausages. The homemade sausages are prepared in different forms…

Morning breakfast picnic of the Botanic Garden of Brasilia

Brasília is the capital of Brazil and is located in the central plateau of the country. The climate is, for the most part, dry, alternating intense heat and cold nights. The vegetation is typical of the “cerrado”, second largest biome, after the Amazon. The city has several attractions, both cultural, culinary and environment, but has…

Municipal markets

Virtually every city in the south of Brazil has a municipal market, even those small ones. During colonization, these markets were the true gates of commerce of the cities and concentrated basically all the exchange of riches of a city, under the attentive eyes of the public power. Over time, with the development of commerce,…

Wine, Tea Or Me? Advice To Make Wine Exceptional

Originally posted on Cooking Food Fine Wine:
Wine is an asset to many different occasions.Keep reading to start learning about this versatile and you’ll learn a few of the best-kept secrets amongst the wine-community. Research the shops around you. This is important because each one is different. Every store has different prices, selections and focus.…