This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

Last updated at 11:22 BST, Thursday, 26 June 2014

Brazilian food

Caipirinha: lime, sugar, ice and 'cachaça'

The ingredients for a 'caipirinha'

Brazil is known for its lively music and the friendliness of its people. Rob, who loves exploring, also enjoys his food and is keen to know what sort of dishes he'll discover if he visits the country.

Our Brazilian colleagues Grace and Thomas describe one of Brazil's most popular dishes, 'feijoada', and give us the recipe for one of its most traditional cocktails, the 'caipirinha'.

Discover a taste of Brazil and learn some food-related vocabulary.

This week's question:

According to the International Coffee Organization, which of these countries is in second place for coffee production? Is it:

a) Colombia
b) Indonesia
c) Vietnam

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.


Brazilian food

End of Section



someone who likes high-quality food

staple food

food ordinary people eat regularly


a kind of food in which meat or fish and vegetables are cooked slowly with a little liquid

side dish

dish with a small portion that accompanies the main dish


pudding, sweet or fruit eaten at the end of a meal


If food is appetising, it smells or looks really good and makes you want to eat it.


beating hard


strong alcoholic drink (for example, whisky, gin, vodka)