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Eton Mess

Uma receita histórica vinda direta da Inglaterra

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Basic Brazilian Beans

A very easy recipe, even if you don’t own a pressure cooker.

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Watermelon and lime ice lollies (ice pops)

Don’t think of them as dessert. They’re more like thirst fighting torpedoes!

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Sea Bass with Spiced Caramelized Onion Rice

A great recipe from a new book on Lebanese cooking.

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The 104 Steps Strawberry Frappe

Of all the culinary passions I could have picked up in Lisbon…

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Make rice the Brazilian way!

Make perfect fluffy flavoursome rice every time.

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Risoteca – The marriage of Risotto and Moqueca

When the Brazilian married an Italian.

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Vaca Atolada – Beef ribs with Cassava Root

This is a delicious rich stew from the South West of Brazil.

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Oxtail and Watercress with creamy polenta

A humble Brazilian recipe that makes the best of a little used part of the cow.

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The summer break in Spain

This year, the kids and I joined our friends, the Viejos at a lovely summer…

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Milk Loaf

Learn how to make this delicious break in minutes. Great video recipe.

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Foodie/swimmie trip to Wales

A wonderful time with my swimming foodie buddies by the seaside in Wales!

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How to make very bad coffee

My friend Nadine Horn came to visit and in the morning we decided to do a small…

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The secret to a perfect Picanha steak when abroad

Of course the very best way to have Picanha is having it sliced directly into…

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Cabana Brasil – Brazilian Barbecue… (or maybe not!)

When is a Brazilian BBQ place not a Brazilian BBQ place?

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Upside down Pineapple Pie

The more I bake and make Brazilian desserts, the more I find out what made me…

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Our new reviews

I have been suffering to solve a dilema for a while. Should I express and opinion…

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Rodizio Brazil – Good small bbq restaurant, or just a lot of bull? (Review)

My good friend Chris Stanton, who came to Rio with me in April last year, invited…

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Why can’t I find a good churrascaria in the UK?

Churrascarias work so well in Brazil and the USA but somehow this unique kind of restaurant simply does not seem to catch on in the UK. Why? Read more

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A new Pastel joint in London

Katavento, the Pastel Place in Merton Abbey Mills has a new owners and they have done a lot with the place! Well, not exactly new. Katavento has been around for a while but the very nice Flavio and Luciana have sold it to a new family of keen Brazilian food enthusiasts. Read more

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Escondidinho de Carne Seca – Beef Jerky Surprise

Escondidinho de carne seca (Escondidinho means literally: ‘Little hidden one’) is a very famous North Easter recipe but can be found in restaurants and bars up and down the country. The salty gamey taste of the Carne Seca is perfectly contrasted by the buttery silky texture of the cassava purée. Read more

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Learn to recognise a perfect Picanha

I’m not really an expert butcher, so I depend on good steak to make a good BBQ, but check out this guy’s advice to recognise good beef for a Brazilian Barbecue.

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Brazilian Potato Buns
Pão de Batata

I tried to fix it but it ended up a bit too floury and definitely too full of yeast. I was about to suggest we change the Pão de Batata for something else when I saw a recipe on YouTube which gave me a few clues. Read more

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Pão de Queijo – Brazilian cheesy doughballs

Pão de Queijo is one of the most delicious of the thousands of Brazilian recipes you can make with Cassava. Read more

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