The Flavors of Brazil

gloria 1    My friend Gloria is back in the kitchen again. This time she is preparing for her Meetup -A Taste of Brazil  on Sunday.

Gloria’s meetup is for anyone who loves Brazilian food or wants to try the flavors of Brazilian cuisine, while enjoying some great Brazilian music. The  Brazilian tradition  is to gather friends on a Sunday and listen to a live music; dancing to Samba or Bossa Nova ( Brazilian style of music) and socializing all  while enjoying a great meal. This Meetup offers a little taste of Brazil, meeting new people and having a good time!

Preparation for the Meetup began Saturday night with the flan a baked custard, sometimes served with caramel sauce, and is pretty easy to make.

flan collage-1flan

Preparing for the Event!

The house is encased with the aroma of so many flavors. Eagerly, awaiting the moment we can begin the feast.

What’s on the Menu?

Feijoada

Feijoada has been described as a national dish of Brazil.  In northwest Portugal it is usually made with white beans; in the northeast, it is generally prepared with kidney beans, and includes other vegetables such as tomatoes, carrots, and cabbage. The Brazilian way includes tender black beans slow cooked for hours with a variety of salted pork or beef products.  The stew is best prepared over low heat in a thick clay pot. Feijoada is then topped with Farofa; in Brazil this is an essential accompaniment to feijoada.  Farofa is traditionally made with raw manioc flour toasted with butter, salt and bacon until a beautiful, rich golden brown.

the invite dish

Let the Feast Begin!

spicy    orange slices

flan served

music 1         dinner timeeatingall gone

Great Food…Great Friends….Great Music!

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