Love coffee

My story with coffee started early. I lived in a region of Brazil know by coffee cultivation. I like coffee since I was a kid. At home, we had black coffee and bread with butter for breakfast every day.  My grandmother had a coffee tree in the backyard. Whenever there was a harvest, she would dry, blow, roast by herself. The roasted beans were ground right before brewing the coffee. That

Why I’m learning how to bake sourdough bread

One thing I like more than cooking is challenging myself. And preparing homemade sourdough bread has been a big challenge for me over the last few months. I’ve always loved bread and sourdough is my favourite – to me, it is far richer in texture and flavour. But why? Good quality flours and natural fermentation are the answers. After some research, I realised we eat a lot of fermented food.

Caipirinha

Caipirinha is a Brazilian drink mande with lime, sugar, cachaça and ice. Cachaça is a strong  distilled alcoholic spirit prepared with fermented sugarcane (spirit refers to a distilled beverage that contains no added sugar and has at least 20% alcohol by volume). Cachaça, also known as pinga, marvada, caninha, aguardante, is produced in two varieties: unaged (also called branca or prata) and aged (called amarela or ouro). The best variety to

Hello!

Hey, thanks for the visit! This is my attempt to share my passion for food and gastronomy in English. I write about this subject for 7 years, and you can check it out if you understand Portuguese. But if you don’t, hold on: I will be posting Brazilian authentic recipes, cooking tips,  restaurant reviews and sharing my photos weekly. See ya!