This title covers: traditions; ingredients; tastes; techniques; and, 65 classic recipes. Discover the explosion of colour and taste that is Brazil's traditional food and cooking. It offers a fascinating introduction to the ethnic, geographical and historical diversity of Brazilian food, with recipes designed to fuel endless sun-drenched days on the beach, and carnivals that last through the night. It features a wide variety of dishes from irresistible snacks like Pastel de Feira (little filled pastries) or Aipim Frito (chunky cassava chips), hearty family meals such as Moqueca Bahiana (fish stew with coconut milk), and Arroz de Carreteiro, a delicious rice and spiced beef dish. Learn how to create Brazilian classics such as Feijoada, Vatapa and Farofa, and conjour up delectable desserts such as Torta de Bananana (banana meringue pie) and Mugunza (homity corn porridge). This title includes more than 400 stunning photographs, with complete nutritional information given for every recipe. Brazil's history is in every bite of its food, from the corn porridge and cassava of the native Indians through the influences of the Portuguese colonists, to imported ingredients like coconut milk, palm oil and peppers that arrived in the country with the African slave trade. The modern Brazilian kitchen still contains all these influences, with family meals and restaurant favourites that have been cooked for generations. This book reflects Brazil's love of parties, family and friends, fusing ancient traditions with modern innovation, and a talent for making the most of natural bounty.