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…

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…

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…

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…