Brazil is a vast and diverse country, which is reflected in its rich cuisine. Here are 10 of Brazil’s most popular foods, along with details about their culture:
- Culture: Feijoada is a traditional Brazilian dish with roots in the colonial era. It’s made with black beans, pork (such as sausage, ribs, and dried meat), and served with rice, collard greens, and oranges. It’s typically enjoyed on Saturdays.
- Culture: Acarajé is a typical Bahian delicacy made from deep-fried black-eyed pea dough in palm oil. It’s stuffed with vatapá (a shrimp and nut paste), dried shrimp, pepper, and caruru. It’s associated with Afro-Brazilian culture.
- Culture: Coxinha is a popular snack throughout Brazil. It consists of a potato dough filled with shredded chicken and other seasonings, shaped like a chicken drumstick, and fried until crispy.
- Culture: Moqueca is a seafood dish originating from Bahia and Espírito Santo. It’s prepared with fish, shrimp, or other seafood cooked in a sauce made from palm oil, coconut milk, bell peppers, and spices.
Pão de Queijo:
- Culture: Pão de queijo is a typical delicacy from Minas Gerais. It’s made with tapioca starch, cheese, eggs, and milk, resulting in small, soft cheese bread rolls with a crispy crust.