Acaraje, Street Food from Brazil

Acarajé

In the streets of Salvador da Bahia, the Baianas with their white cotton clothes and cloth wrapped around their heads are a common sight. These women sell the famous Acarajé, a very popular and...

Queijo Coalho, Brazilian Street Food

Queijo Coalho

Queijo Coalho or queijo-de-coalho – literally ‘rennet cheese’ – is a firm but very lightweight cheese that is common in Northeastern Brazil. The cheese has an almost ‘squeaky’ texture when one bites into it....

Pacoca

Paçoca

Paçoca de amendoim is a traditional Brazilian sweet made from peanuts, cassava flour and sugar. It is typical of the rustic and local cuisine of Minas Gerais and São Paulo in the southeast of...

Pao De Queijo, Brazilian Queese Bread

Pão de Queijo

Pão de queijo or “chipa” is a typical snack and breakfast dish of the Brazilian states of Minas Gerais and Goiás. It can also be found in Paraguay as well as northern Argentina. Freshly...

Brigadeiros

Brigadeiros

Brigadeiros are Brazilian chocolate pralinés named after Brigadier Eduardo Gomes. Gomes was a mister and officer in the Brazilian air force. It is said that Brigadeiros were invented for his election campaigns when he...

Caipirinha

Caipirinha

Caipirinha is the national cocktail of Brazil. Although there are many variations today, the original is solely made with Cachaça, cane sugar and lime. Cachaça which is also known as Pinga or Caninha is...

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