Gastronomy

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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One of the more pronounced aspects of Brazilian multiculturalism is the country’s diverse and appetising cuisine. Few are able to resist the enticing smell of feijoada at lunchtime, especially when it’s served with the notorious farofa, a mouth-watering stuffing-like combination of manioc 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, affectionately known as “mandioquinha”, which is mostly served fried, cooked, or mashed. Using traditional ingredients in new recipes is a certain way. The famous self…

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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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