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Heart of Palm Creamy Pie (Torta Cremosa de Palmito)

The heart of palm creamy pie is one of my specialities, in Portuguese: torta cremosa de palmito! When I was a kid, my mom used to bake heart of palm pies.  As I grew older, I started to adapt the recipe and I created this version.  It’s very popular in my family nowadays. I’m not a great cook, but this one …

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A Complete Guide to the Fruits of Brazil

I love having a chance to eat new food when I travel, for me it’s part of the experience of getting to know a new place. I just returned from a trip to Maranhão and Pará states on northern Brasil and both places introduced me to a whole new bunch of fruits! Pará borders Suriname and Guyana and is the entry state to …

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How to Make Brazilian Cheese Bread (aka Pão de Queijo)

Pão de Queijo is a typical Brazilian snack and breakfast dish, originally from the states of Minas Gerais and Goiás. In Brazil, you can find it at snack bars, bakeries, coffee shops, you can even buy a frozen package at the supermarket to bake at home. I love Pão de Queijo! I love it more than chocolate! More than pasta! More …