The national dish of Brazil is Feijoada. Why not make this pork and black bean stew on September 7 when Brazil celebrates their independence day. Here’s what our country chef Débora says about the national dish of Brazil:
This pork and black beans stew is usually served with basmati rice, cabbage, sliced orange, vinaigrette and toasted manioc flour, depending on the location. Feijoada is originally a Portuguese name for bean stew, but it is said that the origin of the Brazilian Feijoada is from the times when slaves were brought from Africa to work in the Brazilian farms. Slaves needed to be kept strong and full of energy to be able work hard and there was no better protein rich ingredient to do this than beans and meat. Slaves were not given the best pieces of meat, despite this it must have been a very savoury dish because of the cook’s multicultural influence.
About the Country Chef
Débora Locatelli has, despite her Italian name, Brazilian origins. Her passion for cooking increased when she moved to Dublin, Ireland. She describes Dublin as beautiful city, full of new flavours and tastes. Preparing familiar Brazilian food is her way of avoiding homesickness.
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