Want to know what your friends who have been here are saying? JOIN NOW !

Top Recipes

  1. Chicken Divan Recipe type: Entree   Chicken Divan is a divine chicken recipe using broccoli and cheese. Ingredients 1 lb. cooked...
  2. Finger Sandwiches Recipe type: Appetizer   Finger Sandwiches is a Peruvian food recipe called Bocaditos. Ingredients 12 thin slices French bread...
  3. Short-Cut Pie Crust   This Short-Cut Pie Crust recipe is light and flaky and makes 2 pie crusts. Ingredients 2...

Brazilian Food, Tropical and Diverse

Posted by
| Leave a comment

Brazilian dishes are diverse due to their mixed heritage and different regions. Brazil has mountains, swampy wetlands, highlands, tropical rain forests and who could forget, the Amazon River. The climate also plays a large role in Brazilian cuisine. With the equator running through, there is a tropical climate with humid summers and mild winters.

Due to the rainfall, most crops are grown in the south where rice, sugar, coffee, bananas, papayas, avocados and oranges thrive. Brazil is the world’s biggest producer of coffee. Farmers also raise beef, chicken and pigs in the south. The northern region benefits from an abundance of fish in the Amazon but is unable to grow many crops. All along the eastern coast, plenty of seafood is eaten, including lobster, shrimp and fish.

Brazilian food recipes use staples including wheat, rice, corn, cassava manioc flour, beans, sugarcane, cocoa, peanuts and Brazil nuts. Vegetable widely used are yams, kale, sweet potatoes, squash and peppers. Besides the tropical fruits, citrus fruits are popular. Meats used are beef, chicken, pork and hunted jungle animals. Sun-dried meat is an important source of protein. Dried cod and dried shrimp come from Portuguese influences and many other fish and seafood are readily used in cooking.

Manioc, the flour made from the cassava root, is used in many ways. Toasted manioc is an essential table condiment. Mixed with palm oil, the bright yellow meal produced is served in a bowl and spooned over meat, poultry, or vegetables. Manioc is also used as a thickener for stews or in cakes.

Brazil’s national dish is feijoada, a bean stew dish with assorted preserved meats. Jerked beef, smoked sausage, smoked tongue, salt pork, spices, herbs, and vegetables are slowly cooked with the beans. After cooking the national dish, finish off the meal with a delicious dessert. Try the Brazilian dessert recipe Pão de Mel, a rich honey bread with chocolate glaze.

Add a comment

Not a Member Yet?

Join Taste the World Club and share
your culinary experiences!

It’s easy, quick, and free!


or directly

[php snippet=2]

Why become a member?

Recipes and Foods offers quality information and help you to find the best deals on food and restaurants.

In Taste the World Club our members share their culinary experiences on forums and they can help you with practical cooking advice.

Join our community now and begin making new friends as passionate about food and cooking as you are!

About Recipes and Foods

Recipes and Foods is a culinary community that brings together people passionate about international food and new culinary experiences.

Try the international cuisine,Taste the World !

Copyright © 2013 – [php snippet=1]

RecipesAndFoods.com - International Culinary Community