Wednesday March 5, 2014
Sunday March 2, 2014
Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday - whatever you call it, it's the time to party before Lent! áBrazil might be the home of the biggest party of all. You can read all about Carnival 2014 at About.com expert Patricia Ribeiro's Brazil Travel site
Carnival is more about drinking and dancing than eating, and many stores and restaurants close during the festivities, but street food is plentiful - like acarajÚ (shrimp and blackeyed pea fritters fried in dende (palm) oil), pastÚis, and tapioca (crepes made of tapioca starch). A perfect post-parade meal would be feijoada, a hearty, traditional Brazilian black bean stew with smoked meats, with caipirinhas to drink. Serve this fun rainbow cake for dessert - anything colorful is perfect for Carnaval!
More Brazilian Recipes....
Rainbow Cake - Bolo Arco-═ris
Coxinha - Chicken Croquettes
Kibe - Beef Croquettes
Cinnamon "Raindrop" Doughnuts - Bolinhos de Chuva
Empadinhas de Palmito - Brazilian Empanadas with Hearts of Palm
Wednesday February 26, 2014
Saturday February 22, 2014
This stewed chicken in a tangy vinegar and white wine sauce is a quick but special meal - great for weeknights. Escabeche is a dish with a history lesson behind it.á Cooking fish or meat with vegetables in an acidic (usually vinegar-based or citrus) sauce is popular throughout Latin America, and comes from Spain, where it evolved from a sweet and sour Persian dish that the Moors brought to Spain.
Pollo en Escabeche - Chicken with Onions and Capers
Spicy Black Beans, Peruvian-style - Frijoles Escabechados
Classic Spanish Escabeche
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