Ok, there are THOUSANDS of things you have to try in Brazil before you can even start to form an opinion, and one of them is CACAO, or COCOA in English. No, it´s not the cocoa powder you imagined when I first mentioned the word. I´m talking about cocoa, the fruit, where the beans come… Read More Things you have to try in Brazil – Cocoa Milkshake
Just read this really interesting article on the pinhão, or pine nut, very popular in southern Brazil. Weird Vegetables: Pinhão Save
Need some help with your tricky veggies words? Here is a great and simple glossary. This website has other helpful glossaries on a wide range of subjects. English-Portuguese Glossary about Vegetables.
Portuguese – English fish names. Ever wondered what fish you are eating? Here is a list of some fish names Portuguese <> English.
English-Portuguese Glossary about Vegetables. Ever wondered how to say those vegetables in Portuguese? Here is a really handy glossary.
For those of you who love eating out, there will be another Restaurant Week Brazil coming shortly in all major Brazilian cities. Restaurant week is a 7-day restaurant discount event (or whatever) during which you can eat out in great restaurants for amazingly low prices. Click here to visit the Restaurant Week webpage, choose your… Read More Restaurant Week Brazil 2011 Edition!!!
The São Paulo Restaurant Week lets you savour great dishes for almost half the price. Check the facebook page and website for more information (in Portuguese). Hurry because it ends on the 3rd of April. Facebook Page São Paulo Restuarant Week Website
Jaca is a curious fruit. It looks nasty from the outside, and nasty from the inside, but it really tastes great. There are two varieties, jaca dura and jaca mole. I prefer jaca dura because it´s less slippery and not so sweet. Brazilians, especially in Bahia where it´s eaten most, love to laugh at foreigners… Read More How to eat Jaca
A snack bar (lanchonette) called Estadao Lanches in Sao Paulo is causing quite a stir. They serve unique and truly delicious pork sandwiches that some people cross the city for. Visit the website for the exact location. A plus is that it’s open 24/7, and it’s located on the Viaduto 9 de julho 143. They… Read More Great snacks – Estadao Lanches
Restaurant Week. Brazilian cuisine is celebrating Restaurant Week. You pay 27,50 for an entrée, main dish and dessert in 200 of the best restaurants in Brazil (this event is also in Rio, Recife, Brasilia and Vitoria). In São Paulo the event takes place from 1-14 of March. Don´t miss it. Participating restaurants can subscribe on… Read More Restaurant Week 1-14 March in major Brazilian cities