Christopher Idone, a pioneer of illustrated cookbooks, takes the reader on a fascinataing culinary and cultural journey through the vast and varied landscape of Brazil. Includes more than 100 rich, colorful photographs, a mail-order source guide, and a list of special places to visit in Brazil. 125 4-color photographs.
Brazil--exotic, sensual, mysterious--mingles pleasure with high energy, and its cuisine is no different. The recipes of The Brazilian Tablefrequently blend the native ingredients of manioc, cachaça, pequi, hearts of palm, and Dendê palm oil with the rich cultures of Portugal, Africa, Japan, the Middle East, and that of the indigenous population to create complex tastes that define this region of the world. A sample of the extraordinary cuisine includes Tucupi Duck Soup, Fish Paupiette with Crabmeat Brazilian-Style, Papaya Galette, Chicken Xim-Xim, Coconut Custard Bahía Way, Giló Puff Pastry Tart, and Guava Paste Soufflé. The Brazilian Tablewas a Julia Child First Book Award finalist and a finalist for the Gourmand International Cookbook Award.
The fifth largest country in the world, Brazil stretches across nearly half of South America. Home to a vibrant blend of indigenous, African, European, and immigrant cultures, Brazil boasts a diverse cuisine. Beans, rice, manioc, tropical fruits, meats, and fresh vegetables form the basis for many traditional Brazilian dishes. with delicious recipes for Brazilian staples such as Farofa, Xinxim, and Feijoada, discover the spicy flavors of Brazil.