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The Food and Cooking of Brazil: Traditions, Ingredients, Tastes, Techniques, 65 Classic Recipes Hardcover – Jan 16 2012

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Lorenz Books (Jan. 16 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903141931
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903141939
  • Product Dimensions: 24.2 x 1.6 x 28.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 975 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #304,314 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Fernando Farah grew up surrounded by wonderful Brazilian cooks, both at home in Rio de Janeiro and at his family's farm outside the city. His passion for Brazilian cooking led him to start writing articles for Brazilian publications in the UK and posting his experiences on the web, alongside his other career in graphics and advertising. Fernando now has a faithful online following and his food blog www.cucaBrazuca.com has been highly praised by the Brazilian Tourism Ministry. His video recipes are watched by thousands every month.

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I am born and raised Brazilian and I was looking for a nice Brazilian recipe book for my Canadian boyfriend who kept bugging me for recipes. After trying two other books, I found this one is a winner. It brings a great variety of traditional recipes that are simple to make and tasty. I would give 5 stars to the book if it brought more photos and stories as well.
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars Oct. 14 2016
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Not as many recipes as I had hoped.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars Aug. 15 2016
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Very good cook book. A++
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars June 21 2016
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Not as authentic as I expected.
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice book June 28 2016
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Nice book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply amazing March 19 2013
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I received this book for Christmas, and it's been an absolutely wonderful journey through a culinary land I knew nothing about. My girlfriend, who is from Sao Paolo, was perhaps being a bit selfish with this present - she's been more than happy to try my creations!

First, the background. The pictures in this book are exquisite, and do a great job of showing both the beauty and diversity that is Brazil. They show the difference features of the land, from the beaches to the mountains, the Amazon and the city. These pictures show daily life in markets, at coconut stands, and in the kitchen; they also show the cultural elements, like Carneval, that have made Brazil famous. Each picture is accompanied by explanation and anecdotes with add color and flavor to the story. The author also includes paragraphs on history, both of the land and of its kitchen.

Most importantly, the recipes. I have made over a dozen of the recipes in this book. You may think, "wow, that doesn't seem like many...", but I must stress this - we keep making the same ones over and over again, they are simply that delicious. According to my Brazilian girlfriend, the Feijoada I've made is the best she's ever had. Just last night I made the Moqueca de peixe, and it was heaven on a plate. Coming from the American South, I was a bit hesitant to try couvee, or Brazilian collard greens. I must say, this book's preparation beats the hell out of almost anything this Southern boy has ever had before.

This book is an expertly guided journey through a country rich with history and flavor. Do yourself a favor and buy it, experiment with the different recipes, and enjoy the new foods you'll be amazed you ever lived without.