|August 29, 2011||Posted by Ashley Marie under Drinks, Food, International Food, Travel|
Last week I returned home from a short but sweet trip down south to Brazil, the largest country in South America and a melting pot of food, language and culture. I slept a little, ate a lot, and even learned some Portuguese (obrigado = thank you). I went on tours where I couldn’t understand the driver, shopped at malls where no one spoke English, and ate at restaurants where others had to order for me. I took almost 500 pictures, drank champagne until my body convinced me that water is a necessity, and ate enough papaya to fulfill my lifetime requirement of fruit on the food pyramid. Oh yes, Brazil. Thank you.
And in return, the least I can do is share some photos of this with my sweet little foodies, those who speak Kitchenese. In order to do so, I’ve had to “course” these blogs out, for lack of better words, the way that a chef would course out a meal, in order to give the audience a little taste of as much as possible.
So, I’ll start with the drinks, because it wouldn’t be right to talk about Brazil without mentioning their national Caipirinha or their typical espresso.
Less talk, more photos. Ladies and gentlemen, enjoy.
Next week: All of the delectable Brazilian appetizers that I indulged in…including chicken hearts!