A simple clarification of names
Here in Brazil (or São Paulo to be more specific) we call shish kebab a michui. A Döner is a kebab, a Shawarma is a greek barbecue.
That if the shish kebab is done with morsels of meat, if it is ground meat it becomes a kafta
And the secret ingredient is:
Brazilian’s deep love affair for Salgadinhos
tl;dr I am digressing about it, in a later post I will give a recipe.
We even have a word for it: Salgadinhos. (translated literally to: small savory things)
Here is one thing that makes Brazilians Brazilians: Salgadinhos. If you ever come here and try to know the culture this is something ...
I decided yesterday that I arrived in one of those points in live that in order to move on you have to have a whipped cream maker bottle.
That and Aline is travelling.
So as I was in a mall I took my chances and went to a “posh gourmet shop”. Let it be known that it was all my ...
The guava tree
Finally! The first ones are ready for picking!
When we moved in 3 years ago one of our first important decisions was which fruit bearing trees should we have. We didn’t have much space so we had to choose 3 trees wisely.
The lemon tree was easy, but it is in a large flower pot not ...
Sous Vide Primer
It is about temperature and proteins. Different proteins denature at different temperatures and here is the catch. Some of them won’t denature at lower temps.
Eggs for instance. The two more common proteins in it are Ovalbumin(54%) and Ovotransferrin (12%) the first starts to denature at 180°F/80C the second at 140°F/60C ...
Chicken in Coconut milk is a very traditional dish here.
Ok so far?
So very traditional that there even used to be a site called chicken-with-coconut-milk (http://www.frangocomleitedecoco.com.br/)
The problem is that it is not Thai(not tom ka ga). We actually didn’t get that much Thai influence here. Only in the last 5 ...
São Paulo’s Municipal Market (Mercadão) was fun adventure when I was young.
It was a slightly creepy place. A little bit rundown, but with amazing stuff.
Some ten years ago I was almost punching cards there.. Every other Saturday I would be roaming the crowded aisles finding new stuff to try or buying food for the week ...
The Wedding party in Brazil
Like most traditions it feels that they all follow a unwritten(sometimes even written) script.
But that is was tradition is, isn’t it? A cozy, well known dance that all can follow at the same time without fear of the unexpected.
Most of what I will say here applies to the most traditional weddings ...
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