Good food, good company and good conversation: those are three of the top ingredients for a lovely evening out with your best mates. But where to meet, exactly?
Christmas is soon arriving, and the people who celebrate it around the world have their unique ways and traditions surrounding this ages-old holiday. The people of Brazil are no different.
After a feast of crispy fried coxinha, savory Bobo de Camarao, or any other delicious Brazilian dish, it’s time for the final and, what some people consider, best part of any meal. Dessert! There is perhaps no dessert more mouth-watering, rich, and smooth than brigadeiro, a round, chocolate truffle famous for its sugary, decadent flavor throughout the country of Brazil. This treat was at one point only known by the people of Brazil, but now this confectionary creation is becoming popular in Europe and the United States – with good reason. This chocolate dessert can be enjoyed as a snack, a dessert after a big meal, or simply on its own. Brigadeiro is a staple of Brazilian cooking and culture, and its ingredients are just as rich and interesting as its history.
What can inspire more patriotism for a country than to see its flag flying high, majestically billowing in the air against a cloudless blue sky? For Brazil, their flag’s colors, the stars and its elements, and its intricate design stands out both in the sky and in the memory of its countrymen. Brazilian history is brimming with strength and patriotism. At first, this country was independent as the Brazilian Empire. Then, Brazil changed to a republic in 1889, the same year that its flag was created.
Brazil is known for its delicious, hearty meals, World Cup championships, rich and diverse Brazilian culture, and of course, for its hot summer days and nights. Nothing can beat the heat and bring relaxation quite like a chilly Caipirinha cocktail. The caipirinha is one of Brazil’s best kept secrets for keeping cool and refreshed. Or at least, it used to be! This famous alcoholic drink has become available in many countries and is taking Europe and the United States by storm. This drink is made with lemon and cachaca, and it is the perfect accompaniment to any rich Brazilian dish. If you already know that Brazilian food makes your mouth water, then this is a drink you’ll love.
Looking for a delicious and savoury Brazilian seafood dish? Look no further than Bobo de Camarao, a shrimp curry served up at Brazilian restaurants everywhere. This special dinner comes to us from Brazil and brings with it the juicy, succulent flavours that only Afro-Brazilian cuisine can. Using cassava to thicken the sauce, red palm oil for flavour, and shrimp as the main focus of the meal, this dish delights the senses and reminds one of a warm, summer night in Rio De Janeiro.