Hi Alex, and hi my friends!
How was your day? Mine was good. By now is 17:45 and it´s raining cats and dogs here in Mogi. However, there is a mild breeze and the sound of the falling rain is very pleasant.
In one of the previous blog comments, Farida asked me about Brazilian food. So, today I´m going to tell you a little bit about our feeding habits.
Our every day meal basically consisting of rice and beans. If you come to Brazil and stay with a Brazilian family, rice and beans will always be in your plate, and served together with them a piece of meat, poultry or fish, and in some homes, like in mine, soya protein instead meat ( it´s delicious), complemented with lots of vegetables and salads, and a fruit as a dessert.
The Feijoada is our typical dish, and it´s really delicious, however I have to say that even me, as a Brazilian, think that some ingredients are very weird. But don´t be afraid of try it! You won´t have any regret about it.
It´s a very well seasoning stew, made of black beans, pork parts and dry meat. It´s served with rice, collard green, cassava flour and a peeled and sliced orange. It´s a strong dish, then it isn´t eaten every day. Just in special occasions, such as a baptism of a new family´s member .
My mother is from Minas Gerais state, therefore, our taste of food is very influenced by her origin state. My favourite dish is chicken with ocura. It´s a stew of chicken and ocura, which I eat with brow rice and beans. It´s really delicious.
Moreover the ocura is rich in fibres, and the viscous liquid that the ocura has, and some people think it´s disgusting, is very good for stomach diseases. And how about the desserts? Oh my God! There´re a wide range of them, worderfully prepared, that make any person on a diet give it up immediatelly. I love to have a slice of Minas cheese with guava jelly, or the slice of Minas cheese with fudge. Hmmm... the softness of the salty cheese mixed with the sweet of the guava jelly or the fudge is superb!
And you? Do you have any fauvorite food? And dessert? What´s your fauvorite one?
I´d like to say thank you for all the kind comments that I received in my last blog. Even more I´m feeling confident to write, and I´m enjoying very much this experience.
Thanks Paul for answering my question about Stephen. I´m looking foward to read his column.
Good night, See you tomorrow,
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