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Natal – Christmas

Brazilians love a good celebration –  as we all know  – and  Natal is not an exception.  There is a mix of African and European traditions that are part of Brazil’s Christmas season.

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Crème Caramel

Crème Caramel is one of Brazil’s favourite and most traditional desserts. read more

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Top 5 Brazilian Beaches

In a previous piece we wrote about the beauty of Brazil’s over 2000 beaches. This time we’ll focus on what we think are the top 5 destinations that are bound to make you want to pack you bags! read more

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Brazilian Pão de Queijo

Pão de queijo, or ‘cheese puffs’ as they’re sometimes called in English, is typical in Brazil and in other Latin American countries. read more

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Pantanal

Those who know say that even though the Amazon is an incredible place to visit, if you’re interested in seeing the local fauna the best place to visit is definitely Pantanal. Its plain terrain guarantees animal sightings, unlike the Amazon’s rainforest. read more

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Chimichurri

Recipes for certain types of food, including Yorkshire puddings, gravy and, at Fazenda, chimichurri, are treasured by people, families and restaurants. It might be a bit of a mouthful to pronounce (even for native Spanish speakers – try chee-mee-choo-ree), but it is the perfect accompaniment for grilled meats, sausages and beef. read more

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Picanha

If you’ve ever been to Fazenda the word picanha might ring a bell. But just in case, here’s a reminder on the top of this post…

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Caipirinha

Capirinha is synonym of Brazil, there’s no doubt about that.

Made with cachaça (ka-SHAAH-suh) it’s Brazi’s national cocktail. Cachaça is the nation’s spirit, a cousin of rum and is made from 100% fresh cane juice (unlike rum, which is made from molasses). read more

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Capoeira

Capoeira is, according to those who know it best, pure art.  It is a mixture of sport, pop culture, music and martial arts.

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Maracujá – Passion Fruit

This small and colourful fruit (Passiflora edulis, Maracujá in Portuguese) is native to Brazil, Paraguay and the north of Argentina. At Fazenda we’re proud to follow our roots and include it in many of our recipes. It’s flavour is tangy, with a hint of sweetness too. read more

Fazenda's Maracuja Mousse

Brazilian beaches

Did you know that Brazil is the country with the biggest tropical coast in the world?

Its warm blue waters, clear sandy beaches and hundreds of islands make it one of the most coveted destinations to visit. read more

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