All Time Popular National Preferences

All Time Popular National Preferences

By Lindenberg Junior | English Edition by Ann Fain   Feijão or “Beans” is with no doubt a popular preference on the tables of Brazilian families, especially for lunch, which is the principal meal of the day. The Feijao Mulatinho (similar to the...
Bahian Soul Food and Magical Music

Bahian Soul Food and Magical Music

By Lindenberg Junior | English Edition by Ann Fain My last visit to Salvador, Bahia was only for a couple days for a business meeting, but in that short time, I experience Bahia’s soul food and its magical music. The music caressed my spirit, sang in my heart,...
Tapioca com Gosto de Pernambuco

Tapioca com Gosto de Pernambuco

Por Lindenberg Junior   Em uma de minhas últimas viagens ao Brasil, já sendo residente dos Estados Unidos há anos, estive em minha cidade natal, Recife, acompanhado de meu filho Giovanni – na época com 17 anos. No dia seguinte de nossa chegada, junto com...
Vegan Heavenly Chocolate Tarts

Vegan Heavenly Chocolate Tarts

By Chef Vivien Cunha This is a delicious chocolate tasty snack or dessert that will satisfy you without the guilt. They are so good that you will be wondering how a dessert without sugar can be so fabulous! You don’t need to bake them, no fuss! Just assemble and...
Energetic Soups from Brazil

Energetic Soups from Brazil

By Lindenberg Junior I remember and miss the Sunday nights when I used to go to a small restaurant that served food and drink in the state of Pará, on the beach of Boa Viagem, in Recife, the city I was born. I would meet with some friends, drink Cerpa beer, and of...
Arrumadinho: Dry Beef Northeast Style

Arrumadinho: Dry Beef Northeast Style

By Chef Maria Pia Peter This recipe is a “boteco” (bar) favorite among Brazilians from the Northeast region, and in particular, Pernambucanos like me. Usually couple lovers or friends share this appetizer while having fun and drink a caipirinha or a cold beer. Not...
Brazilian Soul Flavor

Brazilian Soul Flavor

By Lindenberg Junior | English edition/review by Ann Fain The Brazilian cuisine has been strongly influenced by Portuguese colonization, the African roots brought by the slaves during the eighteen century, as well the Italian, German, Syrian and Lebanese immigrants,...
Spinach and Cotija Cheese Souffle

Spinach and Cotija Cheese Souffle

By Chef Vivien Cunha I love Soufflés, they are light , elegant and low in calories.You can make so many varieties from savory to delicious decadent chocolate soufflés. Once you get the groove of making them, you will start wondering why you have not attempted to make...
From the Amazon to the World

From the Amazon to the World

By Lindenberg Junior | *English Edition: Ann Fain The North of Brazil, which includes the states of Para, Amazon, Acre, Roraima and Rondonia, is most known for its Indian influence. They have a diet rich in fish, root vegetables like yams or yucca and powerful and...
Coconut Brazilian Pastry (Queijadinha)

Coconut Brazilian Pastry (Queijadinha)

By Chef Maria Pia Peter Queijadinha is a very popular and yummy sweet in the Northeast region of Brazil, and in special, in the states of Pernambuco and Paraiba. It is a bit similar with macaroon but much better, believe me! It is also easy to make if you have all the...
Trout with Passion-Fruit Sauce

Trout with Passion-Fruit Sauce

By Lindenberg Junior This recipe has incorporated tropical ingredients in Contemporary Cuisine. Actually, this was the first culinary/recipe article we have published on Soul Brasil magazine. The intention: reach your soul, go beyond the limitations of paper and offer...
Trout with Herbs and White Wine

Trout with Herbs and White Wine

By Lindenberg Junior | Translation: Angela Hasan Trout, a fish from the river and easy to be found in American supermarkets at a reasonable price, can become a sophisticated meal if you add fresh herbs as rosemary and white chardonnay wine on its preparation. In...
Chocolate Coconut Chia  Mousse

Chocolate Coconut Chia Mousse

By Chef Vivien Cunha This an amazing dessert that is guilt free, dairy free and light! The chia seeds add a digestive quality to this dessert and chia seeds are known for lowering cholesterol and to improve digestion.  You can add dried coconut , fresh berries,...
Jack Fruit or Banana Green Curry

Jack Fruit or Banana Green Curry

By Chef Vivien Cunha This is a delicious vegetarian and vegan version of an original green curry and full of  amazing flavors. The jack fruit or plantains are a great addition to this dish! A bit of sweetness to the full flavors of the dish. Ingredients for green...
How to Make Traditional Brazilian Tapioca

How to Make Traditional Brazilian Tapioca

By Chef Maria Pia Peter The recipe bellow is for the traditional coconut tapioca and one of the stars of Brazilian Northeast cuisine. During the last years Brazilians have innovate this traditional recipe and a sweet version become also popular with the incorporation...
Recipe: Brazilian Bouillabaisse

Recipe: Brazilian Bouillabaisse

By Lindenberg Junior One day during the winter here in California, I closed my eyes and transported myself to some of my favorite fishing places in Brazil for a great seafood. I imagined myself in Porto de Galinhas (60 km south from Recife, the city where I was born),...
Recipe: Bahian Coconut Shrimp

Recipe: Bahian Coconut Shrimp

By Lindenberg Junior Many types of fish, shellfish and chicken can be made into moquecas. It’s native from the state of Bahia, in the northeast of Brazil, where cooking with creamy coconut milk is a part of daily life. Other common ingredients used in this State...
Bahian Shrimp Bobó

Bahian Shrimp Bobó

By  chef Maria Pia Peter The Brazilian Shrimp Stew (Bobó de Camarão) is a classic seafood from the state of Bahia and one of the cornerstones of the Afro-Bahian tradition of cooking. It contains most of the fundamental ingredients in the Bahian cook’s larder...
Magret of Duck with Acai Sauce

Magret of Duck with Acai Sauce

Let’s associate the duck meat with a red wine sauce along with the açaí in this innovative recipe that brings us a wonderful result! The Duck   Ingredients: 4 duck (or chicken, optional) breasts salt and black pepper to taste. Preparation: Season with salt and...
Churrascarias: a Brazilian Success

Churrascarias: a Brazilian Success

By Lindenberg Junior | English Edition: Jennifer Parker The primitive barbecue has been important in the concept of what, today, we call community. Since then, the barbecue has crossed boundaries and reached the world. But only sixty years ago, initially with the name...
Lime and Mint Caipirinha

Lime and Mint Caipirinha

What is Caipirinha? Who knows a bit of Brazil, for sure, knows what it is and inclusive, we guess, have drunk it. Brazil’s national drink and it’s distinctive flavor comes from cachaça (a distilled spirit made from fermented sugar cane juice) and lime. The...