What do you think when you think of Brazil? Samba, beaches, masks, pretty people, or happy people? Correct picture, we must say. But, how about “comida deliciosa”? Brazilians are well known nation by their cuisine which is not common out of Brazilian borders but we have all heard of it. For a reason. The flavors of Brazilian cuisine are as wide and varied as the country itself. We have picked the most interesting dishes that might tickle your imagination and give you some new ideas. Put some samba on, write down the dishes and let the carnival begin! Bom apetite!

Feijoada

A black bean stew with various types of beef and sausage

Feijoada

Tutorial via crizzfood.com

Coxinhas

Little raindrops of fried goodness usually filled with chicken and a very creamy cheese called “catupiry”

Coxinhas

Tutorial via mdemulher.abril.com.br

Pão De Queijo

Little rolls of bread with cheese baked into it

Pao-de-Queijo

Tutorial via yeswecook.com.br

Farofa

Fried cassava flour. It can include egg, bacon and other add-ons. It is usually sprinkled over rice and beans

Farofa

Tutorial via blogdafedayrell.blogspot.com

Açaí

A superfood berry used to make fruit bowls and smoothies. Pro tip: Blend in with bananas and strawberries, top with granola and honey

Acai

Tutorial via bjjee.com

Bolinho De Chuva

Little balls of glorious fried dough sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon

Bolinho-de-chuva

Project and Photo credit tudogostoso.com.br

Beijinho De Coco

Coconut truffles

Beijinho-de-coco

Tutorial via a-grande-guerra.blogspot.com

Vatapa

A spicy cream of fish and shrimp dish cooked in peanut sauce

Vatapa

Tutorial via afrobrazilfest.com

Acarajé

Black-eyed pea ball fried in palm oil, usually stuffed with shrimp and vinaigrette

Acaraje

Tutorial via cafecomamigas.com

Moqueca De Camarão

A shrimp stew cooked in coconut milk and palm oil. Add veggies such as peppers and tomatoes to complete

Moqueca-de-camarao

Tutorial via pitadinha.com