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5 Most Beautiful Countries in South America

For all you travel freaks out there, South America is unquestionably the most beautiful continent on the plant. Home to one of the most picturesque landscapes, unspoiled jungles, and panoramic beaches, South America, should be your next travel destination if you still haven’t visited. 

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How to Make Brazilian Brigadeiro

Love chocolate? Looking for an easy and delicious globally-inspired dessert recipe? You’ll love these Brazilian Brigadeiro! Not only are these chewy bon bons super easy to make, they’ll satisfy any chocolate craving.  

How to Make Brazilian Brigadeiro

Celebrate National Barbecue Month with Brazilian Churrasco

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Apr 25, 2016 / 0 comments

For Evandro Caregnato, grilling isn’t just something he does—it’s part of who he is. Born in southern Brazil, Caregnato grew up watching his father, Davino, prepare skewers of marinated meat, peppered with fresh herbs, before being placed over an open fire. 

Called churrasco in Brazil, this cooking method is passed down in families, not culinary schools. It’s a casual style that begs families and friends to come together to sample different skewered meats and inventive sides while they talk and laugh with one another. 

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Dec 08, 2015 / 0 comments

With the soccer world cup and the next Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has been getting a lot of press. Whether you’re a fan of Neymar, Havianas or speak a bit of Portuguese – Rio has much to offer. A short overnight flight from the east coast of the United States, Rio de Janeiro offers visitors sightseeing, culture, cuisine, scenic views, and endless vistas. From the top of Corcovado to the bottom of the highly populated favelas, Rio is filled with life.

Paula DaSilva Talks Brazilian Cuisine, South Florida, and Hell’s Kitchen

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May 25, 2015 / 0 comments

Cooked, then pureed black beans seeped with onion and garlic then thickened with a handful of manioc flour are the main ingredients giving tutu de feijão its trademark consistency and rich, brownish hue. Growing up, the dish was a favorite of Paula DaSilva, a native of Minas Gerais in southeastern Brazil, whose parents came to the United States when she was seven. DaSilva remembers her mother would add roasted pork, vegetables, and fried egg to the top of the mounded, creamy beans.