Carrot cake, like culture, shows differences based upon their place of origin– at least American and Brazilian carrot cakes do! American carrot cakes contain nuts ...
Spring has officially arrived… And Easter is almost here! What I have for you is a decadent, moist Eater Chocolate Cake!!! Excited? In my home ...
I love fried cod fish cakes so much I selected them to be served as one of the hors d’oeuvres at my wedding reception. They ...
It’s Easter time! Every single detail is ready– including my Easter dessert. I’m not talking about just any dessert, but a delicious and fitting one ...
Tilapia with Passion Fruit Sauce and Toasted Sesame Seeds served with Coconut Rice (Surubim ao Molho de Maracujá e Gergelim com Arroz de Coco)
Both the tilapia with passion fruit sauce and the coconut rice are old acquaintances of mine. The tilapia recipe is from my beautiful state of ...
Traditional codfish dishes such as Bacalhau a Zé do Pipo or Codfish Shepherd’s Pie, as well as chocolate treats, are must-haves at any Brazilian table on Easter… Why is that? Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world, which observes Lent for about 6 weeks from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. One abstains from eating meat as a […]
Fun, decadent, soft, Easy Birds Nest Cookies will be our Easter treat this year!!! They are also one of the treats for our Chocolate Party hosted by Roxana’s Home Baking this month. I must say that I initially intended to make a chocolate roll cake with coconut brigadeiro filling. But when I was rolling the cake, disaster struck!!! […]
Requeijão Cremoso… Yummmm! Just the thought of it makes my mouth water. If you’ve never given it a taste, you’ve just got to try it. Ah, requeijao! But first one must put aside any preconceived notions. Requeijão cremoso or Brazilian Cream Cheese Spread is not the same thing as American cream cheese. Both are milk-derived products, […]
2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil – Are you planning to attend? Well, there are many sites, including the official website of FIFA and Wikipedia, which detail its structure, the states where games will be held, team matches, organization, tickets, etc, etc… But FBTY is going to tell you lots of things that they won’t!!! […]
Who doesn’t love bananas? I am just crazy for bananas and many other tropical fruits, as you already know. What’s more, from fruit salads to desserts, bananas also deliver, big time. A great example is this scrumptious, caramelized upside down banana bread — a recipe adapted from Dessert Before Dinner, the blog that I have been assigned to for […]
A Useful List of Brazilian Food Products with their American Substitutes is finally here, which hopefully will make life easier for many!!! Friends, bloggers, and followers all frequently ask me which American product would be a suitable substitute for a particular Brazilian product — since some items are not readily found at local American supermarkets. I used to […]
When life gives me lemons… I make cupcakes!!! Yes, precisely: Brazilian-Style Lemon Meringue Cupcakes!!! Say what? Do I hear you asking, “How are these cupcakes different from American lemon meringue cupcakes?”… Well, these Brazilian lemon meringue cupcakes are inspired by our torta de limão (or Brazilian lemon meringue pie), which consistes of a cookie crust, […]
Do you love feijoada (Brazilian black bean stew)? I am crazy for it! If you’ve never had it, you’ve just got to try some as soon as possible. There’s no black beans on Earth better than this!! Inspired by one of the most traditional and famous Brazilian dishes, I developed this quick yet very delicious Feijoada […]
Paçoca Ice Cream topped with Fried Bananas and drizzled with a luscious Chocolate Sauce is what I have for you today… Huh? Paçoca is a Southeastern Brazilian candy made from ground peanuts and sugar. Don’t worry! If you don’t have access to pre-packaged paçoca (peanut candy), you still can make this super duper delicious ice […]
Five-day, massive party? This is carnival in my home country, Brazil. If you are going there to celebrate carnival, pack summer clothing and perhaps a fun costume, and be prepared to dance until you drop. If you can’t be there in person, at least take a voyage through these pictures! With many destinations to choose […]