We all fell a little bit in love with the beautiful country that is Brazil after they hosted a wonderful World Cup, and now we want a little taste of the action back home in Blighty. Aren’t we lucky then that Thiago Castanho has put all his expert knowledge of Brazilian food all into one book, unsurprisingly named ‘Brazilian Food’!
Filled cover to cover with incredible recipes from all across Brazil, this wonderful cookbook is the definitive guide to cooking this Southern American cuisine. Discovering this diverse culture by going on a culinary journey has never been easier, as Thiago has collected recipes from guest chefs who are experts in Brazilian food.
With chapters dedicated to stories from Thiago’s own life in the Brazilian kitchen, small bites, street food, vegetables, side dishes, fish, meat, bread and desserts. Varying from traditional street food fare to recipes handed down from generation to generation, this cookbook truly does cover all Brazilian food in all its forms.
For the ultimate snack fry up a few salgadinhos: little savoury bites traditionally served in kiosks by the beach. We can’t wait to get munching on the beef cheek croquettes, delightful little fried snacks packed with soft braised beef cheek, creamy mashed potatoes and lots of fragrant spices.
A hearty family dinner of duck in cassava juice sauce is the most traditional dish from the North of the country and is perfect whatever the weather. Deliciously tender duck in a sweet cassava broth dotted with a few mild chillies for a pop of heat. A carnival in a bowl!