Eat Smart in Brazil: How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods and Embark on a Tasting Adventure

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     This paean to Brazilian cuisine contains a rich historical perspective on food origins and extensive background on regional dishes, including recipes.  With the bilingual aids provided, navigating market and menu is a breeze.

     The second edition of Eat Smart in Brazil comes with a new cover design, as well as an updated resources chapter.  In addition, the index has been supplemented with a Portuguese translation for ...

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Overview

     This paean to Brazilian cuisine contains a rich historical perspective on food origins and extensive background on regional dishes, including recipes.  With the bilingual aids provided, navigating market and menu is a breeze.

     The second edition of Eat Smart in Brazil comes with a new cover design, as well as an updated resources chapter.  In addition, the index has been supplemented with a Portuguese translation for each English entry, making the book more useful for any traveler.

In this edition of Eat Smart

·     Tour a variety of Brazilian kitchens to see how cooking styles differ region to region

·     Get tips on increasing your savvy in Brazil’s outdoor markets and supermarkets

·     Learn helpful phrases for use in restaurants, food markets, and more

·     Use a comprehensive glossary of ingredients, kitchen utensils, and cooking methods in Portuguese

·     Learn to prepare easy recipes:

          Camarão na Moranga (Winter squash with shrimp)

          Pão de Queijo (Cheese Rolls)

         Quindim de Yá-Yá (Young girl's dessert)

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"[Joan Peterson has] cooked up a tantalizing volume of attractive photos, true-to-life sketches, tasty recipes, and encyclopedic information on regional produce and cuisine of Brazil. Formulated with scientific precision, yet in eminently readable style, this book appeals to a broad public of travelers, connoisseurs of the exotic, and seekers of useful information on the multi-ethnic giant of South America."
—Mary L. Daniel, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin Portuguese Department
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780964116894
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 8/31/2006
  • Series: Eat Smart Series
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Joan Peterson is an experienced world traveler and the author of the Eat Smart guides to the food of Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Poland, Morocco, India, Peru and Turkey.

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