Hey everyone. If there is one thing I have learned pretty quickly, is how people around the world have a distorted impression of Brazilian food.
Since most of the Brazilian restaurants in other countries serve feijoada to all-you-can-eat barbecue , foreigners tend to think that everyone here loves meat, black beans, rice and farofa, and actually eat these daily for lunch. Is it true, though?
First things first. It is important to raise some historical facts so you can understand how we have built our eating characteristics. Over the centuries, our food has had influence from africans, europeans, asians and of course, the indigenous peoples who lived here before the colonizers’ arrival. In our 516 years of age, we were colonized by Portugal (from where we have got our language), Holland, Spain, Italy, Germany and God knows how many other nations from Europe; some of them brought along slaves from Africa…
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