Gastronomy

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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Want to please a Brazilian? Cook shrimp. Want to please an Englishman? Cook meat. That’s what I’ve learned after 13 years of living in England. I am not a huge fan of filet mignon normally. It might be the most tender of cuts, but it lacks flavour. I personally prefer meat that’s off the bone and has a little fat. Bone, by the way, has actually become very popular. The most revered restaurants in the world now serve marrow as a delicacy. With champagne, oysters and scallops. Let’s get back a time when the only mouths hankering after marrow belonged…

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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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AMALÁ is back with another pop-up event on 4th November: an irresistible Brazilian brunch hosted by chefs Luciana Berry and Julio Ketteley. Both from Bahia and Le Cordon Bleu trained, no other chefs could be more suited to run the AMALÁ kitchen. Not only do Luciana and Julio bring unrivalled creativity to the kitchen, they also have an inherent understanding of how to showcase Brazilian gastronomy as a diverse, unique and complex cuisine—one that has an international voice and can influence the top restaurants in the world. Luciana and Julio will present their own interpretation of Brazil’s traditional brunch dishes, each…

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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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ABELHA CACHAÇA SILVER is a premium hand-crafted white Cachaça with a clean and natural flavour which is ‘rested’ (descansada). Resting the cachaça for a few months in open steel tanks allows some of the less desirable compounds to evaporate or oxidise into phenols, which give the Cachaça its characteristic bouquet. The result is a full-flavoured artisanal Cachaça, with an intense fruit/vegetal nose, fresh sugar cane and stone fruits taste, and a smooth dry finish: perfect for Caipirinhas. To find out more, click here.

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London is staging the flavoursome festival designed to promote Brazilian cocktails, gastronomy, culture and tourism VBRATA UK (Visit Brazil Travel & Cultural Association) launched this week, on Tuesday 05 September 2017, the first edition of the London Caipirinha Festival in partnership with the Embassy of Brazil in London and partners. The festival kicked off with an opening event exclusively for the UK travel trade and press at the Embassy of Brazil in Trafalgar Square. The event was totally fully booked with over 170 professionals from the travel industry and press.  Guests had the opportunity to watch short presentations about The…

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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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