Flavors of Brazil

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Flavors of Brazil
A Vancouverite who's living in Fortaleza, on Brazil's fabulous Northeast Coast. Learning all I can about Brazilian culture, with emphasis on the rich culinary traditions of Brazil.
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  • Surviving Carnaval 1 year ago It can be done. Surviving the four-day onslaught of music, dancing, drinking and eating that is Brazil's Carnaval is possible. In fact, Flavors of Brazil has just done so, successfully, for the seventh time - twice in Salvador (home to Brazil's largest Carnaval), twice in Rio de Janeiro (famous for...
  • The Carnaval Battery is Almost Charged 1 year ago Today's the day before the official start of Brazil's four-day orgy of drinking, dancing and, well, just plain orgy-ing, called Carnaval. Always held on the four days before the beginning of Lent, Carnaval 2013 begins on Saturday this week and will culminate next Tuesday, February 12. The...
  • New Gastronomic Awareness at the Market 1 year ago Since it was constructed over 100 years ago, Fortaleza's central food and produce market, the Mercado São Sebastião has grown and prospered, but has never been considered a gastronomic hotspot, even though one can buy all the traditional food stuffs of local regional cuisine as well as eat...
  • RECIPE - Bean Soup Brazilian Beach Style (Caldinho de Feijão) 1 year ago To wrap up Flavors of Brazil's series of posts on Brazilian beach-style soup recipes, we're posting one of the most traditional as well as most popular caldinhos (cups of soup in Portuguese) - bean soup with coconut milk. Along with the ever-popular fish and shrimp soups solds on the beaches of...
  • RECIPE - Fish Soup, Brazilian Beach Style (Caldinho de Peixe) 1 year ago Brazilian beach-style soups, whether eaten on a hot summer's day on the beach, or at home on a cold and damp winter's day, are marvelous pick-me-ups and satisfy without filling. In Brazil, these soups are served in small cups, often plastic ones when they are bought from vendors at the beach, but...

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Dan Perlman
03:01 AM November 02, 2012

One of my favorite South American expat blog reads - it's top of my reader list when there's a new post. I love James' explorations of the history and provenance of ingredients and dishes, along with recipes that are clearly written, easy to follow and produce great results.

Tom Le Mesurier
08:47 AM November 05, 2012

If you are interested in the food of Brazil (and all the other culture that goes with it) then FlavorsOfBrazil should be your starting point. I use James' excellently written blog as a reference whenever I want to know more about anything related to Brazilian food. If I hear about a new fruit or some obscure dish, I can be sure that James will have written something interesting and authoritative on the subject. An excellent blog that is updated every week day.

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