Recipes

Originally from São Paulo, the coxinha (pronounced “ko-sheen-ya”), is a typically Brazilian snack, which as its name suggests (Coxinha meaning “little thigh” in Portuguese) has a shape similar to a chicken thigh. And for those who don’t like chicken, the choice of filling can be substituted for any other type of meat, such as corned beef. And here’s our recipe! Preparing the meat Ingredients: – 1 whole chicken – 1 whole chopped onion – Carrot – Celery – Green herbs (to taste) – Garlic (to taste) – Bay leaf (to taste) – Pepper (whichever you prefer) – 1 teaspoon of…

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We can always have ice cream; it exists all over the world irrespective of the country’s climate, but how about certain flavours? There are the common ones that you can find anywhere, like chocolate, but there are also some that are quite different… Amongst the most unusual I’ve come across some are really special, like olive oil ice cream; Turkish coffee; saffron and cardamom; pomegranate; goat’s cheese; noodles with peanut sauce; lavender; salted liquorice… I´ve even had fish and chips ice cream made with potato ice cream! Then there’s jalapeño ice cream, which is a rich carmine colour. But don’t…

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For me, there is nothing better than starting the day with a beautiful breakfast! A full table, colored by fruits and juices, appetizing thanks to freshly baked bread and fresh coffee, framed by loved ones and conversations that can vary from political discussions to the simple exchange of glances and smiles confirming the pleasure of the moment No matter where and with whom I am, I always make it a point to have breakfast. Of course, in most cases, it is much simpler and quieter than I would like, but it still does not lose its importance. I started to…

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The Belgian sociologist and writer Léo Moulin, in his book L´Europe à Table – tu es ce que tu manges: introduction a una psychosociologie des pratiques alimentaires asserts that “we don´t eat with our teeth and we don´t digest with our stomach; we eat with our spirit. (…) We eat our remembrances, the most secured ones, seasoned with rites that marked the early childhood”. This assertion inspired us so that it became one of the main reasons why we have created a culinary section at Belaponte – a company which we founded in our “second home” of Sweden – with the…

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Typically Brazilian, pudim de leite (milk pudding) is a fairly easily made dessert which originated in colonial Brazil, thanks to a Portuguese abbot, who based his recipe on ‘Priscos pudding’, a Portuguese dessert made from pork lard, egg yolks, sugar and water. In the Brazilian version, the only ingredient that survived was the egg yolks. So let’s see the recipe! For the pudding, you’ll need 3 eggs, 1 tin of condensed milk and twice the quantity of normal milk. To make the syrup, use 1 teacup of sugar and ½ a teacup of water. Method You’ll need a specific mould…

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As well as being simple, these recipes are quick and tasty A common joke amongst Brazilians is to say “you won me through my stomach”, with reference to how a tasty meal can be a big step towards winning the favour of people you like or someone you want to impress, without wasting hours in the kitchen or running the risk of making mistakes. Many practical recipes can take the place of more complicated, refined dishes. We begin with the starter: this salad, always welcome at the table, holds its secret in its dressing. Salad Opt for greens that are…

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In each edition of BBMag, Chef Luciana Berry, semi-finalist of Master Chef Professional UK in 2014, will bring fresh cooking advice and her famous kitchen recipes. Let’s cook! Hi everyone! It’s such a pleasure to be able to share some of my cooking experiences here in the land of Her Majesty. Everyone who meets me knows how immensely proud I am to be Brazilian and I have spent much time here trying to promote a Brazil that most foreigners are unfamiliar with! Our mix of exotic ingredients and tropical cuisine is, although little explored, our calling card. Regretfully, there isn’t…

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Made with Seabass, one of the tastiest fishes in Brazil, Moqueca is a delicious dish and very popular in the North East of Brazil Brazilian cuisine is defined by its distinct flavours and aromas. From north to south, each region of Brazil has its local preferences, some with more emphasis on meat, others on chicken and fish. In the case of tropical Bahia, the main dishes are Moqueca, vatapá and the famous acarajé (see glossary). Now, we will start with the recipe for a moqueca made with a typically common fish and coconut milk, with the option of using dendê…

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Many parents think that the kitchen is no place for children! But involving your children in the preparation of meals, treats and snacks could be an opportunity to teach them many things from the importance of each type of food, to responsibility, teamwork, organisation, hygiene and even a little mathematics. If your child refuses to eat certain foods then helping to prepare meals might be a solution. Children that help in the kitchen usually end up trying the dish that they make. So, prepare nutritious meals with your little chef, this will certainly raise the chances of them learning to…

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