Cuisine in Brazil
What can you expect from the cuisine in Brazil? Our experts have some tips to share with you.
The food of Brazil includes many delicious dishes imbued with tropical flavors and inspired by bounteous nature and the colorful culture of Brazil. With so much coastline, agriculture and tropical rainforests, Brazilian cuisine is based around staple products such as rice, manioc, fresh seafood, beans, and exotic fruits.
The cornerstone at almost every Brazilian table is rice and beans, which are of course present in the national dish feijoada. Another traditional dish is moqueca, a stew served in a hot clay pot and accompanied with either rice or a manioc flour paste called farofa. This dish is most common in the Bahia region in the Northeast.
Visit juice bars and cafes on one of our luxury Brazil tours – they serve up Brazil’s famous coffee and also a plethora of exotic juices and smoothies. After a day strolling the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, nothing is more refreshing than a fresh smoothie!
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Cuisine in Brazil – Expert tips
Our luxury Brazil tours would be incomplete without trying the national cocktail, caipirinha. Made with fresh limes and cachaça, Brazil’s native liquor which is distilled from sugar cane, it is deliciously tangy!
Why not try some typical Brazilian food?
- Feijoada: a hearty stew of black beans, sausage and various cuts of pork
- Moqueca: stew made with fresh fish, onions, coriander and tomatoes
- Pão de queijo: baked cheese bread made from tapioca flour and cow’s milk cheese
- Açaí sorbet: a berry-like fruit from the Amazon, blended like a frozen sorbet and served with fresh bananas, honey and granola
- Brigadeiros: chocolate truffle, made with condensed milk, cocoa powder, and chocolate sprinkles
Iguazú Falls – The World’s Largest Waterfalls
It is often said that Argentina provides the show and Brazil enjoys the view of the Iguazú Falls, with Brazil dominating the panoramic side having several viewing walkways! So, which is the best side?
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