Hundreds of traditional and contemporary recipes for an authentic taste of Brazil
Brazilian food is a complex and vibrant fusion of native Indian foods and ingredients with immigrant culinary traditions from Portugal and Africa, as well as the Middle East, Japan, Germany, and Italy. Each geographic region of Brazil has its own distinctive cuisine, based on locally available ingredients and the people who settled there. "The Everything Brazilian Cookbook" aims to introduce this exciting cuisine to you with a collection of not-too-complicated yet adventurous recipes, including: Brazilian Chicken Salad - SalpicaoWarm Sweet Potato Salad - Salada Quente de Batata DoceCreamy Shrimp Soup - Caldo de CamaraoPork and Hominy Stew - Canjiquinha MineiraCoconut Butternut Squash Soup - Sopa de Abobora e CocoBraised Roulades of Beef in Tomato Sauce - Bife a RoleRoast Leg of Lamb with Cachaca - Pernil de Cordeiro Assado na CachacaStewed Chicken with Okra Frango com QuiaboPineapple Raisin Farofa Farofa de AbacaxiBrazilian-style Greens Couve a MineiraGuava Cheesecake - Cuca de Queijo com GoiabadaPassion Fruit Mousse Mousse de Maracuja The recipes in this book start with fresh, healthy ingredients, instead of relying on prepared or packaged foods. This "back to basics" way of cooking is easier and less time-consuming than you may think, and the results taste better and are far more nutritious. With this indispensible and detailed cookbook, you'll be able to prepare and enjoy this vibrant and delicious cuisine in your own kitchen
About the Author
Marian Blazes lived in South America for several years. Inspired by the rich local cuisine, Marian attended cooking school at the Cordon Bleu Peru in Lima and received a degree in Pastry Arts. She has been a food writer since 2008, covering South American food for About.com. Marian translated "Edible Structures: The Basic Science of What We Eat" by Chilean author Jose Miguel Aguilera, which was selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2013. She lives in Bethesda, MD.