The traditions and diversity of Brazilian cuisine are like a kaleidoscope. This is when many features, differences, tastes and impressions are reflected in the cuisine of one huge country. Each region of this colorful state is famous for its flavor and signature dish, cooking technology and taste preferences. What dishes is this sunny country rich in, the correspondent of the First culinary portal Oede.by found out?
Don’t be afraid of this word, it’s not dirty! In Rio De Janeiro, feijoada is very popular and is a mixture of smoked sausage, cured meat, garlic, pork, pepper, black beans with the addition of bay leaves and cassava flour. This dish is characteristic of Portuguese-speaking countries and.
based on the legend of its origin, belongs to the cuisine of slaves who were brought to the country from Africa. They mixed the leftover food that their owners left for them, cooked it and ate it. Over time, the dish evolved into one of the national Brazilian dishes.
There is another version of its origin, which traces the roots of feijoada to the Roman Empire. One way or another, in the country of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, at least tens of thousands of people will feast on the mixture of aromatic ingredients and cheer for their team, and it is unlikely that anyone will think about the true history of this dish.
Farofa is another unusual and very common dish in Brazil. It is prepared from butter and cassava flour, by mixing and simmering over low heat until golden brown. And then, the dish acquires any shades of flavors, which depend on the ingredients added to it: bacon, nuts, olives, sausages, dried meat.
The next dish that sounds like a battle cry, caruru gets its name from a village in southern Colombia. The karuru dish consists of salted shrimp with caviar, hot peppers, onions and kiabu, a Brazilian plant.
Watapi is a mixture of crushed shellfish and fish pieces that are simmered in coconut milk and dende oil. The dish is served with pieces of white bread and white rice.
Brazilian cuisine is very rich and, in addition to shrimp and beef, it also contains the familiar pork and even offal. Sarapeteu is a pork heart and liver mixed with fresh animal blood, to which are added onions, tomatoes and peppers. Belarusians would definitely understand the taste of this dish, which perhaps cannot be said about Italians…
Not only pork, but also the love for soups makes our culinary preferences similar to those of the Brazilians. However, the soups there are a little different. For example, yellow Takako soup is made from dried shrimp and garlic. But I’m sure we would also like this combination!
Brazilian kebabs and strong cocktails
Pieces of beef strung on metal rods (a kind of skewers) and fried outdoors over coals are called shurasco in Brazil. The peculiarity of this dish is that it is served with vegetable sauce: tomatoes, peppers, onions, salt, vinegar, olive oil, tomato sauce. A large Brazilian family can, unnoticed, eat a whole bullock at dinner!
What do fans of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil eat? Undoubtedly, these are beef kebabs – shurasko, sweet potatoes, flatbreads and everything that this diverse and impressive cuisine offers. Brazilians’ favorite snacks include shrimp-stuffed olives, fried cheese meatballs, all kinds of canapés, shrimp and chicken pies, boiled corn, and coconut sweets.
Every Brazilian’s breakfast, lunch and dinner begins with a cup of sweet, strong coffee. This is not just a drink, but a symbol of hospitality in Brazil. And an invitation to a cup of coffee smells not only of aromatic beans, but also of a successful deal, a pleasant acquaintance and exciting communication.
By the way, the list of drinks in Brazil is quite wide. The drink guarana, for example, is perfectly refreshing on a hot Brazilian day. This soft drink is made from guarana fruit.
Well, the most popular strong drinks in Brazil are cachaça and caipirinha. Cachaça is a Brazilian vodka made from alcohol left over from sugar cane processing. A caipirinha is a cocktail made from this same vodka with the addition of lemon juice, sugar and ice.
The cuisine of the largest country in South America has absorbed the traditions and characteristics of European, Indian, Portuguese and African cuisines, which ultimately makes it unlike any other cuisine in the world. Therefore, in addition to the magnificent football battles of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, there is definitely something to do and try in Brazil now.