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Croque Monsieur (Bauru de Forno)

2023 Jan 30

Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches Every country seems to have its own spin on the grilled cheese sandwich, and Brazil is no exception. Like many of the country’s dishes, the Brazilian croque monsieur (aka bauru de forno) is “extra”: extra gooey, extra cheesy, and extra delicious. What really sets Brazilian grilled cheese sandwiches apart is […]

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Cornstarch Cookies

2023 Jan 23

Chocolate Coconut Cornstarch Cookies (Sequilhos) Sequilhos are a popular cookie in Brazil made with cornstarch in lieu of wheat flour. Like many Brazilian desserts, they also incorporate condensed milk. The traditional recipe uses just four simple ingredients. We are going to have a little fun and add some shredded coconut and melted chocolate for flavors […]

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When Can I Start Grilling?

2023 Jan 17

The Start of Grilling Season and How You Should Prep Many of us associate grilling with the hot summer months. Labor Day, for example, seems to be the unofficial marker of grilling season. But if you ask us, the time to grill is whenever you want! Firing up the grill in the cooler Spring temperatures […]

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Brazilian Grilled Cheese

2023 Jan 09

Espetinhos de Queijo: Skewered Cheese on the Grill with Honey Drizzle When we think of “grilled cheese” in the States, we think of a toasted sandwich, often accompanied by a steaming bowl of tomato soup. Grilled cheese has a completely different meaning in Brazil, where it is not a sandwich at all. Instead, Brazilian grilled […]

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Short Rib Stew

2023 Jan 02

Brazilian Beef Stew With Yuca (Vaca Atolada) This Brazilian version of short rib stew slow-simmers the meat with earthy yuca in a savory sauce of red wine, garlic, fresh herbs, and stock. It is a perfect meal for a cold winter day and requires nothing more than throwing ingredients into a pot and letting the […]

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Brazilian Pave (No Bake Vanilla Cake)

2022 Dec 27

Pavé is a traditional dessert in Brazil. It is made with layers of cream or custard and digestive biscuits soaked in brandy. You can add additional layers of fruit, chocolate, or coconut to make it extra special. One of the best things about Brazilian pavé is that it requires no baking and you can make […]

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Bacalhau com Natas (Salt Cod in Cream)

2022 Dec 19

Creamy Salt Cod Casserole If you are looking for an alternative to the traditional roast meats of Christmas dinner, try this creamy, cheesy cod fish dish. Originally from Portugal, bacalhau com natas is a one-pan feast with salted cod, potatoes, cream, and plenty of cheese. Buttery, savory, and with a hint of warming spices, it […]

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Coconut Curry Shrimp

2022 Dec 12

Brazilian Curry With Shrimp (Xinxim) As you may know, much of Brazil’s cuisine is steeped in African traditions, especially in the Bahian region of the country. Today’s recipe is a warming, flavorful shrimp curry, featuring traditional Bahian ingredients, like peanuts, okra, and coconut milk. The resulting taste is not dissimilar to the creamy, spicy curries […]

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Grog Recipe (Quentao)

2022 Dec 05

  Brazilian Spiced Cachaca When the air begins to chill, delicious food and warming drinks beckon. From hot apple cider to rich hot chocolate, winter is the season for a mug of something sweet and comforting. When you are looking for something a little stronger to warm your bones, try this recipe for grog from […]

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Christmas in Brazil

2022 Nov 28

Like many parts of the world, Christmas in Brazil is a time dedicated to being with family, reflecting on the past year, and enjoying good food. There are a few traditions that are distinctly Brazilian, however. Let’s discover how Brazilians celebrate Christmas.  Brazilian Christmas Traditions Midnight Mass As a predominantly Catholic nation, those who observe […]

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Cheesy Rice Casserole (Arroz de Forno)

2022 Nov 21

This time of year has many of us craving comfort food. When the cold weather hits, we look to roasts, stews, and casseroles to get us through the long winter days. Today’s recipe is a delicious spin on American cheesy rice casserole, known in Brazil as Arroz de Forno (“oven rice”). The one pot dish […]

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Burgundy Mushrooms

2022 Nov 14

In our spin on Burgundy mushrooms, white button mushrooms are slow-simmered in butter, herbs, garlic, and red wine for a delicious accompaniment to your next churrasco dinner. Pair them with steakhouse style garlic mashed potatoes or simple Brazilian cheese bread for a truly unforgettable meal.  Burgundy mushrooms are named after Bourgogne, a region in France […]

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