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About Brazilian Food

Brazilian Foods' Humble Beginnings

Brazil is Portugal’s largest former colony with its own foods now popular here.

Year:  2017

Feijoada

This is the national dish of black beans with a variety of meats.  While beans are popular in Portugal, the Brazilian dish is different, with its own story.  Brazil’s poor who were servants to the rich took home the scraps that their employers didn't want.  The bits of meat made the beans very tasty.  Accompaniments to feijoada are rice with garlic and shredded kale or collard green and "farofa" -- toasted flour from the manioc root.

Churrascaria

An abundance of meat produced in Brazil resulted in this barbecue tradition. These “all you can eat” restaurants are popular here, though expensive.

Tropical fruits and nuts

So plentiful in Brazil, these are healthy and nutritionally-important foods.

          

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