Welcome to the second edition of Bossa Brazil Magazine (BBMag), the only bilingual lifestyle magazine in the UK dedicated to promoting a modern, progressive Brazil. We received an overwhelmingly positive response from both readers and partners following the successful launch of BBMag at the Embassy of Brazil in April. We certainly appreciate the feedback and have decided to expand the magazine – both in print and online – to bring you even more exciting editorial content, features and useful information about Brazil.
It is an exciting time for Brazil, and a historic one, with Rio de Janeiro set to host the very first Olympic and Paralympic Games to be staged on South American soil, a point of enormous national pride. As Brazil prepares to open its doors to the world there has never been a more important time to shine a light on this truly special country. That is where BBMag comes in!
This edition serves up a gastronomic feast as we take a look at how Brazil’s tropical cuisine is winning the hearts and stomachs of the British public, with a flurry of new restaurants opening up in London and across the UK. For coffee lovers we have an exclusive feature on the much loved Brazilian bean, long revered as one of the world’s best. We also have some exclusive Brazilian recipes for you to try out at home, including a step-by-step guide on how to make the perfect caipirinha, Brazil’s most celebrated cocktail. There’s all the latest from the Brazilian music and dance scene, including a fascinating look back at the history of the sweet sound of Bossa Nova. You’ll also find the details of all the upcoming Brazilian events and shows in London and the UK.
With the eyes of the world on Brazil right now, whether you’re a Brazilian living in the UK or a Brit looking to embark on your next cultural adventure, let BBMag be your guide.
We hope you enjoy reading this edition of BBMag as much as we enjoyed compiling it for you. After all, BBMag is written for you, our reader!
Glauco Chris Fuzinatto