Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Global Food Perspective:Brazil
Brazil is famous not only for its beauty but also for its great tasting cuisine, and especially its history of the famous sugar cane. Several people contributed to modern Brazilan cruisine, specifically Amerindians,African slaves and their decendants, and of course, Portuguese colonizers. Amerindians utilized locally grown ingredients such as corn, cassava, and fish. They also are credited with the cooking techniques grinding and roasting. The Portuguese contributed their own staples including smoked sausages, olive oil, and wine. African slaves brought with them palm oil, okra, and chiles. Amerindian, European and African contributions have come together in history to create the modern Brazilian cuisine we can enjoy today.