B R A Z I L
Food & Culture
Brazilian Customs & Holidays
* Brazilians eat candied pumpkins on Dia de Los Muertos
* On Christmas, the traditional dinner consists of kale with lots of garlic, local fruits, nut, signature Brazilian rice (white rice cooked with garlic and onions in oil), ham, salad,and Rabonada (Brazilian version of French toast.
Spices & Herbs
Used to flavor food and to dye food ;known for its peppery and sweet taste
Its used in majority of Brazilian cuisine
baked casserole usually made with chicken, olives, hearts of palm, corn, and other fillings.
Beijinho de Coco
coconut truffle with chocolate in the middle
Romeu e Julieta
guava paste and white cheese stacked on top of each other
Moqueca de Camarão
shrimp stew cooked in coconut milk and palm oil
black bean stew with many types of beef and sausage
fried yucca sticks
Pinto beans sautéed with cassava flour, scallions, egg, and bacon
Bolinho de Chuva
Small balls of fried dough sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar
very thick spicy stew made with fish and shrimp and cooked in peanut sauce
Fried black bean balls stuffed with shrimp, pork and vegetables
native Brazilian fruit that looks like an avocado
small clusters of edible, grape-like fruit.