BRAZILIAN FOOD WEEK UK 2020
From Saturday 7 November to Saturday 14 November 2020
CALLING ALL FOOD AND GOURMET GASTRONOMY LOVERS!
BBMag, your London-based bilingual Anglo-Brazilian publication, in association with the London Caipirinha Festival are pleased to launch a new challenge for you; the Brazilian Food Week UK 2020.
During this challenging time of lockdown in the UK, some people might have more time working from home and can try some delicious Brazilian food. As from Saturday 7 November for one week until Saturday 14 November 2020, BBMag will be present you daily with some delightful Brazilian food recipes across seven days.
To participate, simply post on your social media the name of your favourite Brazilian food and if available with a photo using #BrazilianFoodWeekUK, – join us, let’s have fun!
Let’s start today by giving you here some information about Brazilian Food and Gastronomy.
One of the more pronounced aspects of Brazilian multiculturalism is the country’s diverse and delicious cuisine.
Few can resist the enticing smell of feijoada at lunchtime, especially when it’s served with the notorious farofa, a mouth-watering stuffing-like combination of cassava flour, nuts and other preferred ingredients, such as eggs and onions. But Brazilians don’t survive just on feijoada. One of the most traditional and cherished ingredients in Brazilian cooking is cassava root or “mandioca“ in Brazilian-Portuguese, which is mostly served fried, cooked, or mashed. Using traditional ingredients in new recipes is a certain way.
The traditional food of Brazil is a combination of many different cultural inheritances that have mixed and created a fascinating and unique cuisine. Originally, the food of Brazil was created by the native indigenous, who have given most of the main roots of the authentic gastronomy of the country.
When the Portuguese colonised Brazil, their gastronomy mixed with the traditional indigenous dishes. Then, during the times of slavery, Africans brought their gastronomy to Brazil as well, adding it to the combination of indigenous and Portuguese cuisine. However, these gastronomies didn’t merge entirely, in most cases, they coexisted.
Then, many other immigrants arrived as well: Lebanese, Germans, Italians, Japanese, Spanish, and many more, adding their dishes to the gastronomy of Brazil as well. This way, the authentic gastronomy of Brazil is the result of a combination of cultures and dishes of many different origins.
There are always several central figures behind such gastronomic endeavours, but one of the most crucial is undoubtedly the chef. Today, chefs are gaining increasing recognition thanks to shows like MasterChef and TopChef, TV programmes that, in short, pits several wannabe chefs against each other like kitchen gladiators. It is thanks to platforms like this that various Brazilian chefs have gained international notoriety. Several have created exclusive events relating to Brazilian food, or indeed have opened their own restaurants, both of which further help to propel the internationalisation of Brazil’s unique cuisine.
For more information about Brazilian Gastronomy, food and drinks including recipes, visit our “Food and Drinks” section or click here
WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE BRAZILIAN FOOD? GET INVOLVED, HAVE FUN!