Gastronomy

This recipe is super-fast and comes exclusively from my Cordon Bleu school. There’s one type of dish that’s always guaranteed to keep you warm during the cold winter months: Soup! Everyone here in London, often on their way home from work, at some point stops and wonders what they’re going to cook for dinner? This is when laziness can get the better of us, and we end up buying some ready meal from the supermarket. Well, don’t! This recipe is delicious and super practical! Better still, it only takes 10 minutes to prepare! Whenever I do cooking demonstrations at…

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My grandmother’s fillet steak withshitake and tomato sauce This recipe is one of my favourites. My grandma “Vó Quinita” used to make it for us whenever we visited her in Salvador, after an eight-hour drive. The starter was always a prawn and potato salad, followed by her Malassado dish. It’s a very simple recipe to prepare. The most important things: first, don’t overcook the meat, and second, make sure the sauce is rich enough. I like to serve it with rice and/or potatoes. Ingredients 1 chateaubriand (around 300g to 350g) or 350g of fillet steak (Chateaubriand is the top…

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A quick and refreshing cocktail for any occasion! The summer is here, and nothing is more fun than frequenting the many cocktail bars that London has to offer. With the sun out and those long balmy evenings, we are powerless to resist. The choices of cocktail are many, but a caipirinha is always a good option in the heat. The classic – made with cachaça, lime, sugar and ice – has successfully conquered fans the world over, but how might we give our beloved cocktail a special summer twist I wonder? One version that we’re keen on, which can take…

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Barzinho, boteco, botequim: beloved institutions that Brazilians couldn’t live without There’s something magical about Brazilian cuisine, and that’s why food and drink was one of the headline themes of BBMag’s June 2018 issue, when we reported on a range of national staples from the simplicity of afternoon coffee to the sweet smell of fresh bread and hearty feijoada. This time round, however, we’ve selected a wider range of popular foods to tempt our readers. Whether in a bar with friends, at home with family, at a corporate event or even a children’s party, there are multiple snacks to choose from.…

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An all-day event combining live music with samba tunes, typical Brazilian food, free dance classes and much more As Londoners are warming up for the Notting Hill Carnival at the end of August the project “S.O.S. Salve O Samba” has prepared a special event for the next “Roda de Samba” on 18 August 2019 at the Maxilla Social Club in Notting Hill. A set list tailored with a collection of songs will enhance the Brazilian carnival spirit, alongside tunes from classical and modern artists, such as Cartola, Paulinho da Viola, Martinho da Vila, Candeia and Nelson Cavaquinho. The ‘Roda de…

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London’s biggest caipirinha, Brazilian cocktails, food and drinks festival dishes out the accolades across a range of categories The third edition of The London Caipirinha Festival, a mouth-watering event created to promote the famous Brazilian cocktail, has officially announced its list of winners in 2019 across all categories. The event, which was created and organised by VBRATA (Visit Brazil Travel, Cultural & Business Association), was staged with the support of some prominent partners, including the Embassy of Brazil in London. The London Caipirinha Festival is the largest annual Brazilian cocktails, food and drinks competition in London, created to stimulate general…

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Many believe that Caipirinha was invented because the interior of São Paulo had many lemons, so it was necessary to find a way to use them. Caipirinha was registered as an officially Brazilian recipe in 2003 and its registration presents the correct way to prepare the drink: alcoholic graduation of 15% to 36% in volume, at 20º Celsius, mixed exclusively with cachaça, plus lemon and sugar.

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Banana & Cinnamon Caipirinha Ingredients 60 ml of cachaça 1 ½ tablespoon of sugar ½ Banana Method: Put the banana and the sugar in the shaker, muddle then add the ice and the cachaça Spicy Mango Caipirinha Ingredients 1/2 a chopped mango 2 shots of cachaça 1 tablespoon of sugar 1 finger pepper in strips (deseeded) Method: Place the mango in the bottom of the glass, along with the pepper and the sugar. Muddle lightly. Add the cachaça and stir until the sugar dissolves. Fill the glass with the crushed ice.

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The Caipirinha has several versions, changing the lemon by strawberry, pineapple, kiwi, lychee, cashew or mixing all the fruits. You can also change the distillate, but in this case it will no longer be a Caipirinha. When the distillate is changed it gets other names: if Vodka is used, it is Caipiroska and if it is Rum, it is called Caipiríssima, and prepared with Sake it is called Saquêrinha.

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An important fact for Caipirinha’s worldwide fame happend in 1993, when the president of the Brazilian Association of Bartenders (ABB) and Vice-President of the International Bartenders Association (IBA) at that time, Derivan de Souza, argued that the legitimately Brazilian cocktail should be part of the IBA Popular Cocktails list. Apparently, the word Caipirinha was originated from the Tupi of “caipora” or “curupira”. Caipora means “inhabitant of the bush”. Curupira is a fantastic being, a devil who wanders in the forests.

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Caipirinha is already considered one of the seven classics of the Cocktail world by the International Bartending Association. An interesting version for the appearance of the caipirinha is in the book “The Xango of Baker Street” written by Jô Soares: it was when Dr. Watson, friend of Sherlock Holmes, created the caipirinha to avoid Sherlock felt unhealthy if tasting the cachaça with lemon. Worth watching the film of the same name.

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Many believe that Caipirinha was invented because the interior of São Paulo had many lemons, so it was necessary to find a way to use them. Caipirinha was registered as an officially Brazilian recipe in 2003 and its registration presents the correct way to prepare the drink: alcoholic graduation of 15% to 36% in volume, at 20º Celsius, mixed exclusively with cachaça, plus lemon and sugar.

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Several cities in the interior of São Paulo lay claim to the drink: Matão, Jaboticabal, Monte Alto and Taquaritinga are just a few. One of the most celebrated Brazilian artists, Tarsila do Amaral, produced a painting in 1923 in which the central figure is clutching a caipirinha. The name of the painting? The Caipirinha! The official recipe for a caipirinha is protected by intellectual property law, meaning that variants of the cocktail are not officially recognised as caipirinhas. So if you decide to use vodka as the base instead of cachaça, it is no longer an authentic Brazilian caipirinha. People…

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The preparation and quantities are nearly always the same, but by varying the ingredients you can surprise your friends with different types of fruit The traditional caipirinha, known universally by Brazilians, is made with only a few basic ingredients: 50ml of cachaça, 2 table spoons of sugar, 1 lime and some ice. Simple enough, but be warned, if you don’t know what you’re doing your cocktail might not go down quite as expected. Preparing the perfect caipirinha is an art, and today we will show you how to be the artist. Let’s get started. Glass – use a classic tumbler,…

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Brazil’s national cocktail is the centre piece of the London Caipirinha Festival which returns for its third consecutive year this June The cocktail competition founded by VBRATA (Visit Brazil, Travel, Cultural and Business Association) encourages bars and restaurants to compete to make the best Caipirinha and promote the cocktail as well as heighten awareness of the Brazilian culture and tourism in the UK. From the date of its official launch on 20 June the competition will run until the 30 June and the results will be announced on July 15th. So who decides who is the best? -…

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