A very easy recipe, even if you don’t own a pressure cooker.
A great recipe from a new book on Lebanese cooking.
Of all the culinary passions I could have picked up in Lisbon…
This is a delicious rich stew from the South West of Brazil.
My friend Nadine Horn came to visit and in the morning we decided to do a small…
Of course the very best way to have Picanha is having it sliced directly into…
When is a Brazilian BBQ place not a Brazilian BBQ place?
My good friend Chris Stanton, who came to Rio with me in April last year, invited…
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
André is a typical Carioca: someone who will be your best friend in under 10 minutes. In all my years in the UK I have yet to find a Brit who’s as generous with their friendship as the average Carioca (native of Rio de Janeiro). Read more
One of my favourite dessers from Brazil. It’s simple, amazingly sweet and so flavoursome – packed with the true flavours of Brazil.
Kibe is a Middle Eastern snack sold in practically every street bar in Rio as well as on the beaches. It’s a simple and wholesome snack and it can come with a variety of delicious fillings.
A very simple and cheap Brazilian recipe. But I managed to posh it up a bit by adding some prawns.
A very famous recipe of gooey chocolate truffles which kids (of all ages) will adore.
A wonderfully fresh tasting starter, full of colours and textures, which really awakens the palate and sets you up for a great meal.
The first in our series shot in Rio earlier in the year. Guava Soufflé, a delicious, sophisticated, and yet very simple to prepare treat.
Bobó de Camarão is now a firm fixture in any Typical Brazilian restaurant. It’s delicious and simple dish to prepare, the only tricky ingredient to find being cassava.
The story goes that the Portuguese farm owners would keep the best parts of pork for themselves and send the offcuts to the slave house to be added to a large vat of black beans… and voilá, Brazil’s national dish was creaed – The Feijoada. Reality may have been a bit different. Read more
This recipe is by far the easiest thing you can use cassava for. Because of its massive starch content, cassava makes really great chunky and cracking crispy chips. But there are a few tricks to adding more taste to them.
Everybody knows the ‘Caipirinha’ by now. It’s the the drinks menu of not only Brazilian bars, but most modern bars of any denomination. So now that our national drink has taken over the world, I went in search of a few different options to teach you.
Caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail. Not only you can find it in any Brazilian restaurant but it also works as our most talented worldwide ambassador.
A delicious and ‘digestive’ dessert. Ideal if you’ve been having a lot of red meat lately.