The largest nation in South America, Brazil is home to vast rain forests, pristine tropical beaches, and the world's largest river, the Amazon. This book explores the nation's distinct regional cuisine, and explains how Amerindian, European and African contributions have come together to form modern Brazilian cookery. More than 130 recipes range from Feijoada, the Brazilian national dish, to lesser-known delicacies such as Shrimp and Bread Pudding, Crab Soup and Banana Brittle. Also included are suggested menus, a list of ingredient sources, and a glossary of Brazilian culinary terms. The author has travelled extensively throughout the Portuguese-speaking world. She developed a love for Brazilian cooking when she lived in Brazil in the 1960s.
Cherie Hamilton has authored a couple of Food & Drink titles and holds a dual degree in Cultural Anthropology and Business Administration. She has lectured on Brazilian cuisine in many venues, including the Middlebury College Portugese Language School and the Brazilian TV programme, 'Arte na Mesa (Art on the Table)'. She and her husband currently reside in Nashville, Tennessee.