Interviews

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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BBMag – Let’s start at the beginning: where are you from, where have you lived, and where’s home now? Nina Miranda – I was born in Brasilia, Brazil, in 1970 and have lived all over: Brasilia, Kent, Petropolis, Rio, London, Toulouse, London, Bath, London, Rio. London is home again, since 1996. BBMag – Tell us a bit about your family and your childhood. Nina Miranda – Lots of moving around! My grandparents were from China and Australia and my mother was born in Iran. She met my father in Paris in 1968. They were art students at the time;…

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BBMAG – Hugo, let’s start at the beginning: where are you from? Where do you now call home and tell us a bit about your family and childhood. HUGO- I was born in Salvador, in Bahia, on July 8, 1984. I had the best childhood. Though we were poor, I was happy. I remember playing in the street, not like the kids of today, with their video games. I miss the freedom we had back then. My neighbourhood is very different now, as is Brazil. I grew up with my mother and my grandmother: my superheroes. They taught me so much. They kept things as real…

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The actress, from Brazilian origin, plays in The Unknown Island showing in London until 7 October 2017, and has told BBMag with exclusivity details about her carrier, her life and future projects Thalissa Teixera is part of the cast in the play The Unknown Island, produced and adapted by Ellen McDougall and Clare Slater. This is an adaptation of José Saramago’s inventive and beautiful short story, The Tale of The Unknown Island. It’s a story about getting stuck, about trying to escape, about shooting for the moon, about going further than the furthest thing. It’s a story about finding something…

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They’re a delicious, melt-in-the-mouth, traditional Brazilian snack, as anyone who’s tried one will testify. Brazilians who live abroad and aren’t particularly fond of cooking quickly start missing them, as they aren’t easy to make. In Brazil, they’re known as coxinhas de galinha (coxinha = “ko-sheen-ya”). ‘Chicken thighs’ is a pretty literal translation, but the name is due to their appearance. The best you can get in London are made by Nagyla – so let’s meet the ‘coxinha queen’? BBMag – Nagyla, tell us a bit about your childhood: where you were born and grew up, if you come from a…

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With over 20 years of experience, André Luz has caught BBMag’s attention at several events. We decided to meet up for a chat, and here is the result. Read on to find out more about the refined voice whose Brazilian style has been delighting Londoner’s. Here for you, André Luz. BBMag – André, start by telling us about where you’re from, your family and your childhood. AL – I’m from a countryside region of São Paulo, a city called Amparo, in the Circuito das Aguas (Water-Circuit). My mum still lives there, but my dad passed away three years ago. My childhood was…

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In this exclusive and informal interview, the talented singer Maria Gadú – who will perform in London this October – told us about her passion for music, her creative process and much, much more… BBMag – To begin with, tell us a little more about your connection with music, and how and why it all began. MG – I don’t think it is possible to pinpoint any particular reason for a passion. Especially when talking about a passion for something so plural, one that is associated with feelings, religion, your mind, body and soul. This is what music is for…

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Welcome to the third edition of Bossa Brazil Magazine (BBMag)! Following the success of our first two editions, in April and July, it is great to be back promoting the very best of contemporary Brazil. Our latest edition is full of interesting information to help close out the year in the most authentic Brazilian style: in party mode! And Brazil deserves nothing less than a party after a busy year in which the country stole the limelight in spectacular fashion. Uniting millions of tourists and viewers from around the globe, the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games were a unanimous…

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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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Loved by the Chelsea fans, Oscar has already won a number of titles since his arrival in the nation’s capital in 2012, including the club’s “goal of the season” in 2015. In an exclusive interview, the footballer tells us about his future career plans and becoming a father for the second time Erika: It has already been four years playing for Chelsea FC. How would you sum up the experience so far? Oscar: I have been fortunate enough to build an incredible career so far and being at one of the biggest clubs in the world for the last four…

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