Experience the Rich Culinary Diversity of Brazil – If you love geography, culture, and eating, there’s no destination quite like Brazil. Especially if you love to eat!
Follow us on a journey through the culinary masterpieces of the eclectic regions of this country. Your sight, smell, and sense of taste will thank you for it.
In fact, this culinary history has been in the making for over 500 years. The resulting Brazilian fare has seen its melding of tradition, ingredients, and tasty foods from not just local populations, but from the passers-though, too. Europeans, Africans, and more have all played a part in defining what it means to be cuisine in Brazil.
The northeastern portion of Brazil is the third-largest in the entire country. It houses nine states within its over half-million square miles. Over this great breadth of distance, cultural ingredients have added to this culinary stew – all while the sun and beachy breezes blow with a backdrop of stunning mountains and large groves of coconut palms.
Because this portion of Brazil is where the European influence is strongest, the cuisines are very strongly Portuguese, but with inflections of African and local indigenous traditions, as well. Dishes come from the waters surrounding the region, so fish, crabs, mollusks, and oysters are a part of a daily diet. From the surrounding farms, beef jerky and other dried meats are other staples. For richening up the flavors, bottled butter – which remains a liquid – is something you’ll find on every table. This delight is made by simmering the cream of cow’s milk until nothing remains but the fat.
In this part of Brazil, you’ll find luxury accommodations at Nannai Resort in Pernambuco. The setting on a pristine beach surrounded by coconut palms is a scenic respite from the more citified locations in the country. For your gastronomic delight, you’ll be treated to a menu of sun-dried beef dishes with the requisite bottled butter. A baked local cheese accompanies your beef, as well as cassava chips and farofa and eggs. If you’d like to try the seafood, the roasted sea bass comes highly recommended.
If your mouth is watering, you’re not alone. Consider setting your course for Brazil.