The “Lençóis Maranhenses”

The “Lençóis Maranhenses”

By Lindenberg Junior The 50th Anniversary Swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated included 18 pages with bombshell models Bregje Heinen, Natasha Barnard and Anne V in Brazil. The location was dunes & lakes of rare beauty: the “Lençóis Maranhenses” – a 600 square-mile...
A Look Inside Ipanema

A Look Inside Ipanema

By Julia Melim Ipanema has always been a synonym of sun, beach, hot weather and beautiful people. The neighborhood actually conforms to the stereotype, showing that Ipanema has a lot to offer. For the Brazilians who live outside of Brazil, it is a given that Ipanema...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
How Brazilians Cope with Stress

How Brazilians Cope with Stress

By Luciano Sztulman, MD Despite what many might think, Brazilians have a long history of dealing with stress. Throughout the nation’s history, challenges confronted the Brazilian people, requiring the development of effective methods of survival. With each conflict,...
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,...
Brazilian Faith

Brazilian Faith

By Katia Moraes In the beginning of November I heard that my friend Daniel had a nervous breakdown. Some people brought him to a hospital after asking a doctor to evaluate his problem. This made me think about how melancholy some Brazilians get in the end of the year....