Food & Drinks

If you happen to be in London on 10 September, don’t miss out on Brazil Day 2016 – a full on Brazilian experience right in the heart of the city, at Trafalgar Square. The event, organized by the Embassy of Brazil in London in partnership with the Ministry for Sport and APEX (Brazilian Agency for the Promotion of Exports and Investments), and supported by the Mayor of London, will feature a variety of attractions, including Brazilian music – from bossa nova to samba – culinary delights, sport and of course a mini street carnival, to make you feel as if…

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Taste Festival has been around for 13 years now, having first taken place in London and since then gone from strength to strength, visiting cities the world over. Taste São Paulo promises to be as incredible an event as the festival’s other incarnations, and will feature the presence of renowned chefs, preparing special dishes in front of guests. It’s a great chance to find out a bit more about high gastronomy, and there will be around 14 bars and restaurants participating at the event. In addition to the dishes on offer, there will be 30 different activities going on throughout…

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Have you ever thought of two of the most delicious cuisines in the world mixed together? Well, the dream is about to come true this September. BrazIndian Supper club offers a special menu thought by Chef Luciana Berry, Chef Pratibha and Chef Jorge Baumhauer da Silva. According to the hosts, the creative concept of the event is a fusion of Brazilian cuisine from Northern Brazil (Pará and Bahia states) and Eastern India. Three places with similar tropical ingredients used in different and exotic ways. Now take a look at this mouthwatering menu: Welcome drink: Passionfruit, crushed ice, sugar and “cachaça”…

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Brazilian Day, sponsored by the Embassy of Brazil in Sweden, is celebrated every year in one of the most beautiful places in Stockholm. On this day, the Brazilian community celebrates its culture with a mixture of nostalgia, pride and joy. Kungsträdgården (King’s garden, in free translation) is taken over by stalls of Brazilian food and on the stage Brazilian artists (most of whom live in Sweden) perform to the delight of the audience. Brazilian Day: For the first time Riglea and I attended this year and represented Belaponte, our intercultural communication company. We believe that cooking is one of…

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To help celebrate the Rio Olympics, what better than to bring some of Brazil’s tastes and brazilian flavour to our tables? The Chef Luciana Berry has brought her talent right to the heart of London, in partnership with the Cinnamon Club Group, and conducted her gastronomic experiment at the Anise Bar / Cinnamon Kitchen. With a menu based on Rio’s boteco bars, the spirit of the event was distinctly Brazilian, all about sharing moments with friends and family around a table-full of delicious food and caipirinhas. Three days of success were guaranteed! Luciana, along with her team of experts, is…

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Belo Horizonte, chosen as the headquarters for Team GB’s Olympic and Paralympic delegations for the Rio 2016 Games, has an extra means for getting the locals’ “uai” even closer to the visitors’ “why”. The city is hosting its first ‘British Week’. Up until Sunday, a variety of activities and festivals will be celebrating British culture and the ties between the United Kingdom and Brazil. Amongst the week’s many attractions, there are two which stand out as deserving special attention: BEATLE WEEK The 5th edition of Belo Horizonte’s Beatle Week, which began on Wednesday, takes its inspiration from International Beatle Week,…

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To coincide with the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Pop Brixton and Brazilian Events UK are getting a big event ready – set to be chock-full of Brazilian fun and flavour. The festival will welcome a fine variety of attractions, all with a Brazilian tinge, such as live drumming, samba artists, Brazilian music groups and bands, DJs, capoeira performers and of course lots of traditional food, craft beers and caipirinhas. In addition, festivalgoers will be able to watch the Games, which will be broadcast on the big screen all day long! Find out more about Brazil’s fantastic culture and get into…

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BBMag brings readers another exclusive interview, this time with Chef Flavio Amaral 1­– Let’s start with your full name, birthplace, where you’ve lived… R: My name is Flavio Enadro da Silva Amaral, I was born in Betim, in the state of Minas Gerais. I have lived in Rio and Minas Gerais (in Brazil) and Bucks, the Costwolds, Shropshire and Wales (in the UK). 2 – Tell us a bit about your history in London. R: I got here in 2003. My first job was in the kitchen of a pub which was a way out of the city and served…

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Utterly and typically Brazilian, brigadeiro (brigadier) originated soon after the end of the Second World War, 1945, when the Presidential candidate, Eduardo Gomes (who held the military rank of Brigadier), and his diligent campaign team came up with an ingenious way of collecting funds and gaining some political spotlight. Basically, the recipe for this now ubiquitous Brazilian sweet was invented to be sold and served at Gomes’ campaign events. Unfortunately, (or perhaps fortunately), due to ingredients such as sugar and milk being in short supply, his team had to make do with condensed milk, butter and chocolate. The creation was…

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It took a little while for Brazilians to work out why their foreign guests always kept their hands wrapped around their glasses. And then, finally, the penny dropped: most foreigners prefer their drinks served at room temperature. Here in Brazil, by contrast, beer is served in accordance with Brazilian law, in other words cold, very cold, almost frozen solid. In terms of consumption, Brazil ranks in the Top 5 when it comes to necking the golden nectar. In Brazil you’ll find no shortage of bars, sometimes quite literally built on top of each other in the busy cities, all selling…

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