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Monday, 9 September 2013

A Taste of Rio {review}

When I was a child my Dad spent a lot of time working in Brazil. He would bring back coffee beans, Brazil Nuts and Toblerones. I suspect the latter was purchased from duty free rather than a store at the foot of Sugarloaf mountain though. From the tales he would tell it sounded like he had a great time there, especially watching the colourful scantily clad dancers at Copacabana Beach.....

Apart from the nuts and coffee I don't think I've eaten anything authentically Brazilian so I was happy to try out some new cooking sauces to create some Brazilian dishes.

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The sauces arrived in a fantastic colourfully decorated box with some Brazilian Wish Bracelets inside which of course we had to put on immediately and make our wishes. I tied Jack's onto his wrist with 3 knots, he looked up to the sky, muttered a few words under his breath...looked back at me...and said 'Lego'. I don't think he quite understood the concept of 'keeping your wishes to yourself'.

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We tried the Bife de Panela sauce first as it was the mildest and cooked it up with some sausages and roasted butternut squash, served with cous cous.

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The dish was lovely, a mildly spiced rich tomato sauce with a touch of sweet & sour.

We are now looking forward to trying the others...and of course waiting for our wishes to come true.

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