Food & Drinks

In keeping with this edition’s feature article about Brazilian cuisine, here is a super simple Brazilian recipe that’s easy to prepare. The tapioca crackers take a bit of patience, but they are well worth the wait. It’s also worth noting that I didn’t have to buy these ingredients in a specialist Brazilian retailer. These days it is increasingly easy to find foodstuffs from other cuisines, just hotfoot it down to any Asian or African markets or food halls and you’ll find it all. “Chuchu”, for example, is called “chow-chow” in Asian stores. The French call it chayote, and this is…

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Find out more about three fantastic London parks for fun and relaxation Whether you are after a spot of relaxation, exercise, a picnic or a romantic afternoon, London’s parks attract as many locals as they do tourists, thanks to their picturesque settings, complete with ancient woods and grand old houses. However, these attractions are just a couple of the reasons why people visit the city’s famous parks. 1 – Hampstead Heath Located in northwest London, Hampstead Heath is vast; taking in plenty of natural beauty over the course of its 300 hectares, with walking trails, gardens, fields, woods and…

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Brazilian steakhouses are becoming increasingly popular throughout the world. Understand why Food makes up an important part of the culture and identity of Brazil, and churrasco (barbecue) is a central feature. Churrascarias (steakhouses) are always fully booked and “barbecuing a little meat” at home with family and friends is not reliant on the weather: come rain or shine, it is a popular choice all year round. Barbecued meat is, alongside feijoada (meat and bean stew), one of the foods that typifies Brazilian cuisine. The link between man and meat dates back to the dawn of humanity, to the time of…

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Have you ever wondered what the most popular foods in Brazil are? Or in the UK? Might there be any similarities? A study conducted by Oxfam (a British charity), gives us a good idea. They interviewed 16,400 adults in 17 different countries, including Brazil and the United Kingdom. Have a look at the two nations top ten favourite dishes. Brazil Lasagna Rice Pasta Feijoada* Pizza  Barbecue Chicken Fish Massas Beans   *Feijoada is a traditional Bean Stew, with pork cuts, served with farofa (seasoned manioc flour), fried cabbage and sliced orange. UNITED KINGDOM Steak Pasta Chicken Curry Pizza Chocolate…

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Quick tips to find Brazilian products in London There are some things that only Brazilians are capable of, and one of them is authentic Brazilian cooking. But some products – or lack of – create a significant void in the day-to-day lives of the Brazilians living in London. Worry not, we are here to help and have selected some of the best places to find various Brazilian products in London. Here you’ll find food, snacks, drinks, sweets, cosmetics, CDs, DVDs and many more of your favourites, to help you satisfy your cravings for that quintessential taste of Brazil – that…

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Longing to cook some traditional Brazilian food? In London you can find everything you need, often without having to leave the house The UK is home has the largest population of Brazilian immigrants in Europe. Studies suggest that the steady migration of Brazilians to the UK began in the 1980s. However, this phenomenon has seen considerable growth in recent years, especially in the nation’s capital, London. As the UK’s Brazilian community expanded, so too did the demand for domestic Brazilian products, especially food and drink. Therefore, BBMag decided to do some research and discovered a universe of options. Take Brazilian…

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The London Caipirinha Festival 2017 (#londoncaipfest) is the largest competition of Brazilian drinks and cocktails in London, created to stimulate British consumers to learn about Brazilian culture and to promote cachaça in the United Kingdom. With several London-based bars and restaurants competing in various categories, including the title of “London’s Best Caipirinha 2017”, consumers visiting the participating bars and restaurants, after sampling their caipirinhas are required to vote online on the festival website. As no big event or good idea comes becomes reality on its own, VBRATA have some important sponsors in this year’s edition. Meet the London Caipirinha 2017…

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The London Caipirinha Festival 2017 is the biggest Brazilian cocktail and gastronomy competition in London, designed to encourage interest in Brazil and raise the profile of cachaça in the United Kingdom. With London-based bars and Brazilian restaurants competing in various categories including the “London’s Best Caipirinha 2017”, voting requires the participation of cocktail fans who having sampled the caipirinhas of participating establishments, to cast their votes online on the festival website (www.londoncaipfest.co.uk). HOW THE COMPETITION WORKS: The competition will be open to a selection of participating London-based bars and Brazilian restaurants Customers visiting the participating establishments will evaluate several…

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