Food from Brazil
Brazilian food is very varied and interesting. As it happens with
every country, the cuisine of Brazil is strongly related to the history
and culture of the country. The culture and food of Brazil combines
styles brought by Africans, Portuguese, Spanish, Italians, Syrians,
and Japanese, among others. This combination has created a very interesting
cuisine, full of intense and contrasting flavors.
The food of Brazil is characterized by its diversity. The cuisine
of this big country (the largest in South America) varies from one
region to other, sometimes in such a way that visitors might feel
like they are in different countries. However, there are some main
dishes that can be found almost anywhere in the country, such as the
national dish: feijoada.
Brazil Foods in the Different Regions
Brazilian foods and desserts use a wide variety of fruits, meats,
spices, rice, and beans, among many other ingredients. The southern
region of Brazil is characterized by its gaucho influence, in such
a way that many of the foods of this area of the country use meats.
The gastronomy of the southeastern region is characterized by the
use of maize, rice, fish, beans, eggs, and tomatoes, among other ingredients.
The cuisine of the northern region of Brazil uses much manioc, fish,
and tropical fruits. The northeastern area of the country uses much
rice, seafood, tropical fruits, beans, and onions, among others. And
the central region of the country is characterized by using much beef,
pork, fish, manioc, rice, and beans.
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