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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 summer break in Spain

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

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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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Our new reviews

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

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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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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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Seleção Brasileira

Help!!! Can you help me put together a list of 65 typical Brazilian dishes for a book on Brazilian Food?

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Food Blogger Connect

Still buzzin after a whole weekend talking to other food bloggers.

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True feijoada experts

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

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3 top tips for BBQ’ing at a friend’s house

Don’t bring those embarrassing sausages to a friends BBQ. With a bit of care and preparation you can take something cheap, practical and really tasty instead. Here’s our tip…

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Brazilians want for less, not more

Clever and beautiful commercial by Havaianas flip-flops.

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Oxtail and Watercress

Delicious Oxtail stew with a watercress garnish. A very traditional Brazilian dish for the masses.

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GoGo Surprise Muffin

I will probably not make as good a cake as the average mum at my children’s school. But I know what kids like and I’m crazy enough to dare it. And so I came up with ‘GoGo Surprise Muffins’ !

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Recipe for a New Year

A Happy New Year to you all. Here are some wise words from one of Brazil’s greatest poets.

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A totally new idea in food photography

Waiter, there’s a tourist on my ice cream! Check out the wacky idea and wonderfully skilled execution of Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida.

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The Independence Day Wacky Race

Nando Cuca visits 23 Brazilian restaurants in London in 1 day.

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How to make the perfect tomato sauce

I came across this on ted.com and, despite it having nothing to do with Brazilian food or Brazilian cooking, I just had to share it with you.

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Aquarela do Brasil (Disney)

Aquarela do Brasil (Watercolour of Brazil) is a short animation made by Disney in 1942 as part of their feature ‘Saludos Amigos’. It introduces the character of Carioca Joe, who never made it past beyond this point in the silver screen but it’s still famous in comics in Brazil. He now goes by his Brazilian name ‘Zé Carioca’.

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Embratur likes us!

We got a big thumbs-up from Brazil’s ministry for tourism.

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What would you do for a refreshing Guarana?

We have it really easy. We want a softdrink, we can just walk into the nearest newsagent and buy one. But the Brazilian natives like a nice drink too. But they have to work a little harder for it.

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