Saturday, June 9, 2012

Foods of Brazil

One of things I enjoy when I travel is enjoying the food of a particular area or country.  One of my favorite places to discover foods is Salvador da Bahia.  Between the African spices, flavors and ingredients from other countries Bahia is a food lover's delight.  The first thing you can start with is the acaraje.  This is known as the poor Brazilian's meal.  It is made from peeled black eyed peas which are peeled formed into a ball and deep fried in dende oil.  Afterwards it can be split and stuff with shrimp and a spicy hot sauce. 
Of course my favorite is moqueca which is a seafood stew composed of  fish, onions, garlic, tomatoes and any other seafoods you can think of. 
Now I am hungry. That is why I am going to do a group culinary trip to Bahia next year in April. If you want to really do some good eating come join me.

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