Like its soccer and samba, beautiful beaches and carnival, Brazilian cooking is an explosion of colour and flavour.
Leticia Moreinos Schwartz - spending her childhood in Rio's iconic neighbourhood Ipanema - grew up eating Caldinho de Feijao all day and drinking fresh coconut water on the beach.
When she moved to New York she found she was homesick for the colour and vibrancy of the food she grew up with.
Cooking for herself, she went back to the Brigadeiros and Baba de Moca of her childhood but found that her palate had changed.
Leticia reconstructed classic Brazilian dishes, using the skills she had gained whilst working in some of the world's best kitchens.
The dishes are a little lighter and less sweet to fit with modern health-conscious lifestyles, and are easier to recreate at home.
The result is this groundbreaking collection of easy-to- make, easy-to-love recipes. With simple techniques and clear directions, dishes like Salmon no Risotto de Caipirinha (Salmon over a Caipirinha Risotto) and Bolinho Quente de Doce de Leite com Sorbet de Coalhada (Molten Dulce de Leche Cake with a Sour Cream Sorbet) will become part of your everyday cooking repertoire and bring a welcome Copocabana-born breeze into every home kitchen.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Kyle Books
- Publication Date: 01/11/2012
- Category: National & regional cuisine
- ISBN: 9780857831545