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Brazilian food is very delicious and varied. You can eat many kinds of different dishes in our country. We thought of basic food eaten in most houses everyday in the menu we made

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BREAKFAST (items for a typical Brazilian breakfast)

- coffee

- milk

- milk with coffee (called pingado here)

- chocolate milk

- orange juice

- fresh bread with butter

- crackers, cookies, toast

- cereal

- corn meal cake (* recipe below)

CORN MEAL CAKE

(Brazilian traditional recipe)

INGREDIENTS:

§ 02 eggs

§ 02 cups of corn meal

§ 02 cups of milk

§ 01 and ½ cup of sugar

§ 01 cup of oil

§ 01 cup of wheat flour

§ 50 grams of shredded parmezon cheese

§ 01 full table spoon of baking powder

§ cinnamon and anise to taste

PREPARING:

Shake the first seven ingredients in the blender.

Pour the batter in a bowl.

Mix the baking powder.

Pour the batter into a greased pan.

Put it in the oven (180º C 40 minutes).

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LUNCH/ DINNER

Here in Brazil most families eat for dinner the same that was served for lunch. Some families prefer to have a snack by dinner time with sandwiches, crackers, cakes, juice or pop.

- white rice and beans (daily in our menu)

- salad

- meat (red and pork), chicken, fish

- pasta (lasagne, canneloni, fettuccine, spaghetti)

- french fries

- pies (palm heart, chicken, vegetables)

- barbcue

- VIRADO DE FEIJÃO

- FAROFA

- MAIONESE

- FEIJOADA



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DESSERTS

Its just amazing the number of desserts that you can eat here, but we chose four that are often eaten.

- Pies (passion fruit, banana, lemon, strawberry, apple)

- Romeo and Juliet (Guava candy with Minas Cheese. This kind of cheese is white and fresh)

- Cocada (coconut candy)

- Açaí fruit


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Below youll find some tradicional recipes for some of the dishes in the menu.

If youd like to prepare some of them for lunch, wed like to suggest cooking white Rice to eat with the Maionese (entree) , Virado de Feijão, Farofa and a kind of meat of your choice.

These recipes are all very easy and fast to prepare.

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MAIONESE

Maionese is a kind of salad, very common here as na entree or as a side dish to be eaten with lunch or with barbcue.

Ingredients

Potatoes

Carrots

Tomatoes

Green, yellow or red peppers

Green beans

Apples (optional)

Salt /lemon/ olive oil /pepper

Mayonnaise

How to prepare

First you chop up the vegetables and put them to boil. Let them cool down and season with the salt, lemon and olive oil and pepper. Add the chopped tomatoes and apple.

Add mayonnaise and mix it all together.

FAROFA

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This dish is typical from the Northeast of the country, but its eaten everywhere
Ingredients

Bacon

Eggs

Sausage

Corn

Peas

Olives

Breadcrumb

How to prepare

First fry the bacon and the sausage. Add the eggs, corn and peas. Mix everything well and add breadcrumb. Mix a little more and its ready to eat!



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FEIJOADA

Black beans at Mineiro Style ( style from Minas Gerais State) or Mulato beans at Baiana Style ( style from Bahia State), it doesnt matter! We have a lot of FEIJOADA in BRazil.

Considered a typical Brazilian dish, a very appreciated in other countries, our FEIJOADA was brought to here by the slaves hunger in the Colonial Period.

The slaves used to be submitted to daily unbearable efforts and they used to feed themselves with the leftovers from the BIG HOUSE, where their owners lived. The pork meat parts that werent used in the BIG HOUSE the tail, ears, feet and the chops were what the slaves had to eat. These ingredients, to which we add different kinds of sausage and dry meat is what we call FEIJOADA.

A VERY RICH MEAL

The slaves used to mix the pork meat with the beans while cooking, getting this way, a very nutritive meal to reassure their strengh.

FEIJOADA is often served with FAROFA (recipe included), couve and orange slices.



Virado de Feijão

This is a typical dish from Minas Gerais State, but as the Farofa, its cooked and eaten everywhere in the country.

Ingredients

Beans/Sausage/Bacon/Onions/Salt/ Breadcrumb

How to prepare

First you have to cook the beans very well until theyre soft. After you fry the onions, sausage and bacon. Add the beans and mix. Add the breadcrumb and mix until consistent.



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GUARANÁ

Guaraná is a typical fruit from Brazil, and 80% of the national production of this fruit is in the Amazon Rainforest.
Guaraná is mainly used to make a soft drink which takes the same name and its very well appreciated all over the country. It´s Brazilian children favorite soft drink.

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