In Brazil, there are several cultures and countries represented – from African, Indo-American, European and Asian – all is noticeable, especially in the cuisine!
The Brazilian cuisine, like Brazil itself, varies greatly from region to region. This diversity reflects the country’s mix of native Amerindians, Portuguese, Africans, Italians, Spaniards, Germans, Poles, Syrians, Lebanese and Japanese, which among other things has created a national cooking style marked by the preservation of regional differences. However, the most typical dish “Rice & Beans” and “Feijoada” are represented throughout the whole country.
In southern Brazil’s inland, it’s common to serve meat while coastal resorts offer more fish and seafood. Basic food usually consists of fresh local produced foods, rice and beans (naturally!) and refreshing juices of freshly squeezed fruits. The Brazilian cuisine is as varied as its nature. Two of the most famous and acclaimed cuisine destinations throughout the country are Bahia in the Northeast and Minas Gerais in the Southeast.
Over the next few weeks, we’re going to feature foods from different locations in Brazil. Getting hungry yet? Have something you’d like to share?