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Although the US and Brazil lie in different time zones and different hemispheres, for both countries November and December are holiday months. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s festivities bring families together, and when families are celebrating, there’s always cooking to be done. The holidays are a time for large family meals, More...

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On December 24, 2015
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Christmas Bacalhau is Ready

By Birgitte Tiller Who has seen the head of the bacalhau? No one, the saying goes. Most Brazilians know that the best bacalhau comes from Norway. However, Norwegian fish suppliers have seen a slump in sales in More...

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On September 18, 2013
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Vegetarian Festival Comes to Curitiba

There are an estimated 16 million vegetarians in Brazil, according to an IBOPE survey from October 2012. Millions of Brazilians have chosen vegetarianism as their diet for health, ethical, environmental, and even More...

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On April 30, 2013
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Wine: Ally in Digestion

I have discussed in other articles the history, geography, and culture of wine, traveling the countries of the world that produce the bacchanalian liquid with its emblematic grapes, along with the technological More...

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On April 11, 2013
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Curitiba Restaurant Week

The world’s largest gastronomic event is about to begin in Curitiba. On the heels of the wildly successful event in São Paulo, it’s now Curitiba’s turn to show its refined taste in dining. Restaurant More...

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On March 23, 2013
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Autumn Wine

 By Osvaldo Nascimento Júnior “There is more philosophy in a bottle of wine than in all the books.” Pasteur We are already experiencing the first signs of fall after a scorching summer. There was plenty More...

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On November 23, 2012
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New York Comes to Curitiba

New Yorkers refer to their favorite city as “the bright lights of the big city.” Thanks to the imagination of Luiz Santo, residents of Curitiba can now enjoy those bright lights. Mr. Santo has opened a restaurant More...

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On November 6, 2012
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Humble Foods

  By Eva P. Bueno   Dear Reader, One time I mentioned my recipe book, the one I started in 1972, when I started cooking with my mother. These past days, looking at those first recipes, I had a snapshot of More...

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On October 5, 2012
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Fruit Pies in Brazil?

By Eva P. Bueno Dear Reader: The other day, while browsing the film section of the neighborhood branch of the city library, I stumbled upon Mildred Pierce. What’s in a name? Who knows! But in this case, even More...

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On September 19, 2012
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Perfect Rice Every Time

  By Eva P. Bueno No, this is neither Julia Child nor some other Julia cooking her recipes while having what we can call a life. French cooking — marvelous, complex, delicious — is not for everyone. More...