Wanderfood Wednesday – A Home Cooked Meal in Brazil

Last week my husband took his annual trip to Brazil for a Brazilian Juijitsu camp.  His black belt instructor resides in Brazil and one of the perks of studying under this instructor is the chance to train in Brazil.  While they were there, they had the opportunity to indulge in many of the local dishes served.  Some of Daddy J’s favorite things were requeijao (a cheese), guarana (in carbonated form), and Skol (his beer of choice). 

But one of the favorite parts of the culinary side of the trip?  Visiting the instructor’s mom’s home for home cooked meals several times during the week.  They were able to immerse themselves in the language and food for the week and loved every minute of it.


The dish in the middle is a mashed potato and chicken type casserole that he said was amazing.  I think the men are trying to get the recipe!  Rice and beans were served with every meal.  The bottle in the back was called pimienta, an incredibly hot  hot sauce.  Apparently the bottle was full when the week started out.  (Please forgive me if I named or spelled anything wrong!)

This is where I write that I am jealous that he spent a week in Brazil!

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    What a fabulous experience, the best kind of travel!

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    That looks delicious! I hope that the next Brazilian homecooked meal will include you as well, that way you don’t have to be jealous anymore – just full, very happy with a full stomach! 🙂

    Funny because I just wrote an entire blog post about the food I ate over the weekend~ our anniversary fine dining experience. I’m still dreaming about it b/c it was that good!

    Nothing quite as good in life as wonderful food and friends. I’m so lucky to have both~! 😉



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    What a fabulous experience for your man! 🙂 I do hope he gets the recipe so you can replicate it for us. I’d love to learn how to make it! 🙂

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    I think rice and beans are the most served side dishes in Central and South America. An please if you get the recipe share it with us!

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    What a great experience to enjoy home cook meal! You think we can join him for the next FIFA World Cup? 🙂

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    Oooh yum, everything looks delicious! 🙂

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    Every home needs a bottle of pimienta! 🙂

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    It’s always so wonderful if you can get a glimpse into the lives of the “real” people of a destination. What a great experience for your husband!

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    Tyler Muse at Lingo Live says:

    I like that you mention how an experience like this is a gateway to cultural immersion. Being in a local’s home forces you to let down your guard and connect with the language, behaviors, and nuances of the country. Nice post!


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