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  The Ultimate Cuisine of Brazil - American History Information Guide and Reference
Brazil's population is a racial mix of native Amerindians, Portugueses, Africans, Italians, Germans, Syrians, Lebanese and Asians.
To the national cuisine the gaucho (sort of cowboy of the pampa), contributed dishes made with sun- or salt-dried meats and churrasco (a Brazilian relative of the BBQ), a meal of flame grilled fresh meats.
Cachaça is the Brazil's native liquor, distilled from sugar cane, and it is the main ingredient in the national drink, the Caipirinha.
www.historymania.com /american_history/Cuisine_of_Brazil   (1606 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Brazil Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Brazil had been inhabited for at least 6,000 years by semi-nomadic tribes when it was discovered by Portuguese explorers around 1500.
Brazil is now undergoing a deep economic and social crisis due to its huge national debt, which consumes a disproportionate fraction of its GNP and is preventing much-needed investment and economic growth.
Brazil is characterised by the extensive low-lying Amazon Rainforest in the north, and a more open terrain of hills and (low) mountains to the south, home to most of Brazil's population and its agricultural base.
www.ipedia.com /brazil.html   (1500 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Cuisine of Brazil Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Brazil's population is a racial mix of native Amerindians, Africans, Italians, Germans, Syrians, Lebanese and Asians.
The cuisine of this region is heavily Indian-influenced.
Cachaça is the Brazil's native liquor, distilled from sugar cane, and it is the main ingredient in the national drink, the Caipirinha.
www.ipedia.com /cuisine_of_brazil.html   (1566 words)

  
 Brazil History
Brazil's recorded history begins with the arrival of the Portuguese in 1500, although it had been discovered and settled by Indians many centuries before.
The Portuguese discovery of Brazil, when Pedro Alvares Cabral landed in southern Bahia on April 23, 1500, was an accident, an episode in Portugal's thrust to found a seaborne empire in the East Indies during the sixteenth century.
Brazil, no longer seen merely as a possible staging point on the way to the Far East, became an increasingly important piece of the far-flung Portuguese Empire.
www.justbrazil.org /brazil/brazil-history.asp   (971 words)

  
 Brazilian Cuisine - by food author Howard Hillman
This cuisine was subsequently broadened by the many newcomers including the conquering Portuguese and the enslaved Africans.
This Brazilian Cuisine style was highly influenced by the African slaves who were imported to work the plantations.
Throughout the most populated regions of Brazil, fl beans and rice sprinkled with Farinha de Mandioca (manioc meal) are the staff of life.
www.hillmanwonders.com /cuisines/brazilian_cuisine.htm   (560 words)

  
 Brazil - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Brazil is home to both extensive agricultural lands and rain forests.
Brazil had been inhabited for at least 10,000 years by semi-nomadic populations when the first Portuguese explorers, led by Pedro Álvares Cabral disembarked in 1500.
In 1808 Queen Maria I of Portugal and her son and regent, the future João VI of Portugal, fleeing from Napoleon, relocated to Brazil with the royal family, nobles and government.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/b/r/a/Brazil.html   (1754 words)

  
 Brazil: Background & History
Brazil, the multi-ethnic giant of South America, is a land of exciting contrasts.
It is not surprising then that the national cuisine of Brazil is more a collection of unique regional ones; and that certain exotic regional fruits and fish are hardly known elsewhere in the country.
The extraordinary cuisine of Brazil is an amalgam of the cooking heritage of three disparate groups of people: the native Indians, the conquering Portuguese and the African slaves they brought to work in the sugar cane fields.
www.globalgourmet.com /destinations/brazil/brazilback.html   (426 words)

  
 WorldCrops Brazil
Brazil is the largest country in both population and land area in Latin America, occupying more than half the continent of South America.
Brazil was colonized by Portugal and became independent in 1822.
The cuisine of Brazil is very diverse and has influences from three main groups: the many different indigenous peoples inhabiting what is now Brazil before colonization, the Portuguese conquistadores, and the African slaves brought to Brazil to grow sugar cane and work the gold mines.
www.worldcrops.org /countries/Brazil.cfm   (162 words)

  
 World Cuisine Articles
East Indian cuisine is well known for delectable fish curries, but seafood is served steamed and delicately spiced and is used to create snacks and appetizers like pakora.
Southern Indian cuisine differs from other regions in several ways, with their dals and curries tending to be more soupy, and a much more common use of coconut milk appears in cooking.
The cuisine of Cuba is unrivaled for its island tropical delights and diversity of sweet and hot flavors.
chetday.com /worldcuisinearticles.htm   (754 words)

  
 Brazil - Gurupedia
João VI of Portugal, fleeing from Napoleon, relocated to Brazil with the royal family and government.
The only clearly separated minority ethnic groups in Brazil are the various non-assimilated indigenous tribes, comprising less than 1% of the population, who live in officially delimited reservations and either avoid contact with "civilized" people, or have assimilated mainstream Brazilain culture to some extent but still constitute separate social and political communities.
Brazil is the only Portuguese-speaking nation in the Americas, a fact that has substantially prevented it from developing close cultural ties with its Spanish-speaking neighbors.
www.gurupedia.com /b/br/brazil.htm   (1337 words)

  
 BRAZZIL - News from Brazil - FOOD - BRASILIA'S RECIPES
Brasília, the capital of Brazil, is better known for its prize-winning ultramodern design and for the unfriendliness of the city to the people who live there.
The slogan signifies Brazil's hope that her capital of impeccable motorways and futuristic highrises, the embodiment of progress and order, will lead the path to the country's future.
Inherited from the Portuguese, in the interior of Brazil
www.brazzil.com /p35nov95.htm   (1590 words)

  
 MVTimes Online - The Martha's Vineyard Times: Island News Now   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Brazil, officially the Federal Republic of Brasil, is the fifth largest nation in the world, physically nearly as large as the United States, although with a sixth of the population.
The yuca or mandioca, a type of cassava root, grows in these tropical climes and is used in a variety of ways both in its tuber form and in a flour, or meal, derived from it.
Commonly served comestibles are pasties, a small empanada-type pastry filled with meat and cheese, risoles, similar pastries coated with cassava meal and deep-fried, and fried slices of yuca and plantain.
www.mvtimes.com /vineyard_visitor/tastesofisland_brazil.html   (1211 words)

  
 Read everything about Brazilian Cuisine. Brazil Facts, Brazil Weather, Brazil Culture, Brazil History, Brazil Artifacts ...
This huge country has a rich regionalized cuisine, which is almost impossible generalizing it because of so great differences in just one territory.
Our pioneers of colonization hadn't found here a developed cuisine but the impact of the environment, and of the new ingredients were of great importance to them especially when they meet the native Indians, that's when they got to a cuisine vortex.
Nevertheless, going across North to South Brazil there is what is a river, figuratively, a flow: the everyday food, the basic food for lunch time and dinner time that varies not much with slightly differences from one place to another.
www.brazilspot.com /cuisine.asp   (522 words)

  
 Brazil travel guide - Wikitravel
Brazil's cuisine is as varied as its geography and culture.
Brazil's large cities, especially of the south and southeast states, are notorious for attacks (against foreigners and locals alike), but do not let that deter you.
Brazil is one of a few countries that uses both 120 and 240 volts for everyday appliances.
wikitravel.org /en/Brazil   (9535 words)

  
 Food & Cuisine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The latest ‘new cuisine’ that is spreading like wildfire is Brazilian – a delicious blending of three separate cultures that comes together in dishes and delicacies that aren’t found anywhere else in the world.
Brazilian food, unlike the cuisines of many of the surrounding countries, favors the sweet rather than the hot, and more than any other South American cuisine, it carries the savor of tropical island breezes rather than the hot wind of the desert.
Brazilian cuisine is like its people – all are welcome, all are welcomed and all make their mark – without ever overwhelming the contributions of the other.
www.food-and-nutrition.com /Brazilian-Food.htm   (461 words)

  
 Texas de Brazil - Dallas - Dallas Restaurants - Dallas Steakhouses, Brazilian Cuisine - 360Dallas.com
Combining the cuisine of Southern Brazil with the generous spirit of Texas.
Texas de Brazil, an authentic Brazilian churascaria (steak house), combines the cuisine of Southern Brazil with the generous spirit of Texas.
Come and enjoy a nonstop parade of deliciously seasoned grilled meats, served tableside by a troop of roaming gaucho-clad carvers from large sword0like skewers, accompanied by traditional Brazilian side dishes and an extravagant 40 item salad area fit for a king.
www.360dallas.com /Restaurants/TexasdeBrazilDallas.html   (112 words)

  
 Cuisine of Brazil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The population of Brazil is a racial mix of native Amerindians, Portuguese, Africans, Italians, Spaniards, Germans, Syrians, Lebanese and Japanese among others.
The cuisine of this region is heavily influenced by indigenous cuisine.
The gaucho (cowboy of the pampa) contributed to the national cuisine with dishes made with sun- or salt-dried meats and churrasco (a Brazilian counterpart of the barbecue), a meal of flame grilled fresh meats.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cuisine_of_Brazil   (2003 words)

  
 Brazil Travel - Luxury Travel to Brazil Services - Vacations, Packages, Tours and Hotels
The vatapá; (ground cashew nuts with dendê oil, dried shrimp and coconut milk) and carurú (okra cooked in dendê oil with dried shrimp and seasonings) dishes are also spiritual foods and classic accompaniments, often served inside acarajés.
Brazilian barbecue means churrasco, a tradition which originated in southern Brazil’s Gaucho country (South American version of the cowboy and the west), famous for its beef.
The diversity of regional dishes and flavors is so great that a visitor could very well travel throughout Brazil and never experience the same taste twice, though the temptation to repeat the dishes would make this task virtually an impossible one.
www.brazil-discover.com /braziliancuisine.htm   (821 words)

  
 Pilot Guides.com: A taste of Brazilian Cuisine
Brazil is the world's biggest coffee producing nation, and coffee plantations cover huge amounts of land.
Bahian cuisines dates back from the times of slavery when masters would give their slaves yesterday's left-overs to eat.
Brazil has 4,000 brands of cachaca and produces 1 billion litres of the stuff every year.
www.pilotguides.com /destination_guide/south_america/brazil/food.php   (743 words)

  
 The Brazilian Cuisine - Brazilian Cuisine - DonaBrasil.com
The cuisine of the Northeast is heavily influenced by the African and Portuguese cuisines.
The cuisine of the South is heavily influenced by the cuisines of European immigrants and the abundance of high quality meat produced on the pampa's.
The Central West was opened up relatively recently and the cuisines of hunters, fishers and ranchers are gradually being replaced by the cuisines of other Brazilian regions.
www.donabrasil.com /brazilian-cuisine   (376 words)

  
 Language & Cooking/Wine -- Salvador, Brazil : Portuguese & Bahian Cuisine
Each city in Brazil has its own unique character ranging from the modern capital of Brasilia to the tourist capital of Rio de Janeiro to the port city of Maceio.
One of Brazil’s most fascinating cities is Salvador da Bahia, often referred to as Bahia or Salvador.
Salvador, Brazil’s third largest city, embraces a mixture of African, Portuguese and Amerindian cultures, most evident in their dance, music, and cuisine.
www.amerispan.com /other_specialized_programs/Brazil/Salvador/32   (344 words)

  
 Try Brazilian Cuisine
One of the latest new cuisine trends that is spreading like wildfire is Brazilian -- a delicious blending of three separate cultures that comes together in dishes and delicacies that are not found anywhere else in the world.
The base of Brazilian cuisine is in its native roots: the foods that sustained the native Brazilians -- cassava, yams, fish, and meat.
Brazilian food, unlike the cuisines of many of the surrounding countries, favors the sweet rather than the hot, and more than any other South American cuisine, it carries the savor and flavor of tropical island breezes rather than the heat and spiciness of the desert.
chetday.com /braziliancuisine.htm   (541 words)

  
 W4E: Brazil - Cuisine & Recipes
Manioca, or cassava root, is a major starch in Brazil and the source of farofa, a breadcrumb-like condiment that is unique to the Brazilian table.
The southern plains are a grand stage for the gauchos, Brazil's cowboys.
Brazil adopted a strong coffee culture from its Italian immigrants.
www.whats4eats.com /4rec_brazil.html   (601 words)

  
 Brazil For The Gourmet Traveler - Dining Out
A somewhat common side dish in Brazil, farofa is basically cassava flour toasted with butter.
Brazil is one of the largest coffee producers in the world, Brazil has been turning out fantastic blends in recent years.
If you want access to every type of food Brazil has to offer as well as international selections, this is the city for you to sample.
www.eturismo.com /gtrav/brazil.html   (518 words)

  
 Brazil - Sustainable Tourism in Brazil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Brazil has a very eclectic cuisine, inspired by cooking traditions of indigenous peoples, Africans, Europeans and Asians.
Interestingly, the national cuisine of Brazil is more a collection of unique regional ones.
The northeastern cuisine is a hot cuisine, dominated by sun and sea and, especially in Bahia, you find African recipes with new ingredients.
www.sustainabletourismbrazil.org /pubbrasil/cgi/cgilua.exe/sys/start.htm?sid=54   (549 words)

  
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Within the State of Bahia the predominate cuisine is Afro-Bahiana, which evolved from plantation cooks improvising on African, Indian, and traditional Portuguese dishes using locally available ingredients.
In Sao Paulo, the influence of European and North African immigrants is noticed in the region's cuisine.
To the national cuisine the gaucho, or cowboy, contributed dishes made with sun or salt dried meats and churrasco, a meal of wood fire grilled fresh meats.
www.studentorg.umd.edu /mbs/braziliancuisine.htm   (1148 words)

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