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Brazil Food History and Facts

History of the Brazilian Food

The traditional food of Brazil is a combination of many different cultural inheritances that have mixed and created a very interesting and unique cuisine. Originally, the food of Brazil was created by the native indigenous, who have given most of the main roots of the actual gastronomy of the country.

When the Portuguese colonized Brazil, their gastronomy mixed with the traditional indigenous dishes. Then, during the times of slavery, Africans brought their gastronomy to Brazil as well, adding it to the combination of indigenous and Portuguese cuisine. However, these gastronomies didn't completely merge, in most cases they coexisted.

Then, many other immigrants arrived as well: Lebanese, Germans, Italians, Japanese, Spanish, and many more, adding their dishes to the gastronomy of Brazil as well. This way, the actual gastronomy of Brazil is the result of a combination of cultures and dishes of many different origins.

Some interesting facts

The food of Brazil uses much fish, meat, tropical fruits, rice, beans, and manioc, among others. These main ingredients can be found in most regions of the country, although the most popular dishes of one region often are not the same as in other region of the same country.

Feijoada is the national dish of Brazil. This dish is made with pork, rice, black beans, ham, onions, beef, and chorizo. Traditionally, feijoada contains all parts of the pig, including parts such as tale, nose, and ears. Since some people, and specially tourists, don't find this very appealing, the recipe is often adjusted and those parts are not added.



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