Gastronomy

Today Brazil celebrates its National Cachaça Day! Cachaça, the all time favorite alcoholic Brazilian spirit distilled from fermented sugarcane juice, has its national day today, September 13th, in Brazil. The cachaça is perhaps best known as the principal ingredient used in a caipirinha, the much-celebrated Brazilian cocktail. Cachaça is often mistaken for rum as both are derived from sugarcane processing. Cachaça, however, is subject to a more genuine refining process and distilled from the actual sugarcane juice itself (rum is made from molasses, a by-product). This distinction gives cachaça its unique grassy flavour and robust aroma. Like rum, there are…

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London’s largest Brazilian caipirinha, cocktails, food and drinks festival dishes out the accolades across a range of categories The 2018 edition of The London Caipirinha Festival, a mouth-watering event created to promote the infamous Brazilian cocktail, has officially announced its list of winners across all categories. The event, which was created and organised by VBRATA (Visit Brazil Travel, Cultural and Business Association), was staged with the support of some prominent partners, including the Embassy of Brazil in London and the Brazilian Tourist Board (EMBRATUR). The London Caipirinha Festival is the largest annual Brazilian cocktails and food competition in London, designed…

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The London Caipirinha Festival 2018 Competition is now on until Sunday, 15 July, with people voting for their favourite Brazilian cocktails and food! There is no shortage of cultural spectacle this summer in London, first the FIFA World Cup in Russia and now the London Caipirinha Festival. So why not celebrate the two at the same time? Until Sunday, 15 July 2018, the London Caipirinha Festival 2018 Competition is in full swing. This provides fans with a unique opportunity to watch the world’s best football while enjoying one of the world’s most popular cocktails, the irresistible caipirinha. Where better to…

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The London Caipirinha Festival makes its return from 5 – 15 July, helping to promote Brazilian gastronomy and cachaça in the capital! Today VBRATA officially announced the dates of this year’s London Caipirinha Festival (LondonCaipFest), in association with the Brazilian Embassy in London, EMBRATUR and other local partners. The event will start on 5 July and run for 10 days later, coming to an end on 15 July. The London Caipirinha Festival (#LondonCaipFest) is the UK’s largest cocktail competition, and seeks to profile Brazil’s no.1 cocktail, the caipirinha, as well as the country’s enticing gastronomy. The broader objective is to…

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The Festival takes place between 5 – 15 July in selected bars and restaurants across central London There is no shortage of cultural spectacle this summer in London, first the FIFA World Cup in Russia and now the London Caipirinha Festival. So why not celebrate the two at the same time? During the last ten days of the World Cup, that is, from 5 – 15 July, the London Caipirinha Festival 2018 will be in full swing. This provides fans with a unique opportunity to watch the world’s best football while enjoying one of the world’s most popular cocktails, the…

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London Caipirinha Festival 2018 set to sweeten Londoners this summer The London Caipirinha Festival (#LondonCaipFest) is the largest Brazilian cocktail and gastronomy competition in London. It was created by VBRATA in London, in 2017, to help stimulate public interest in Brazil and its unique culinary culture, as well as promote cachaça and Brazilian tourism across London and Europe. The results of the London Caipirinha Festival 2017: 19 participating bars and restaurants 578 people voted over the 10 days 3 bars created a new caipirinha menu 2 bars began buying cachaça after the festival 4,000 people “liked” and followed…

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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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The London Caipirinha Festival 2018, the UK’s largest Brazilian food and drink competition in the UK, is fast approaching The London Caipirinha Festival is the UK’s largest Brazilian food and drink competition and pits local London-based bars and restaurants against each other as they battle it out for the accolades on offer, including “Best Caipirinha ” and “Best Exotic Caipirinha “, among other categories. But what is involved? The public for one, which will be encouraged to visit the competing bars and restaurants of the festival and try their respective caipirinhas, before voting for their favourites online. To encourage people…

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Our renowned Brazilian chef in London gives readers her exclusive take on modern and contemporary Brazilian cuisine It’s an important time for Brazil’s cuisine. Perhaps it took us a little longer than some countries, but we are fully primed for the gastronomic revolution that is redefining our culture of food and drink. Peru and Mexico pioneered the trend of reinventing their kitchen exploits, and even went one step further: they have successfully transformed themselves into hot destinations for tourists of a certain culinary persuasion. Peru, for example, injected a modern twist to many of its dishes, resulting in a more…

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London’s biggest Brazilian food and drink competition is back! The London Caipirinha Festival is back following the success of the 2017 edition and once again set to take the nation’s capital by storm. The festival is the largest competition of its kind and by celebrating Brazil’s most-coveted cocktail and cuisine seeks to stimulate interest in Brazilian gastronomy, whilst promoting cachaça to British audiences. The London Caipirinha Festival 2018 will take place from 5 – 15 July, 2018. This year, approximate 30 establishments across London, bars and restaurants that regularly offer caipirinhas as part of their menus, will compete across a…

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