Road to Rio: a taste of the games

Road to Rio: a taste of the games

by Great British Chefs4 August 2016

Celebrate the Rio Olympics 2016 with this collection of features and recipes exploring the food of Brazil.

Road to Rio: a taste of the games

Celebrate the Rio Olympics 2016 with this collection of features and recipes exploring the food of Brazil.

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Brazil's regional cuisine

Great British Chefs is a team of passionate food lovers dedicated to bringing you the latest food stories, news and reviews.

Great British Chefs is a team of passionate food lovers dedicated to bringing you the latest food stories, news and reviews as well as access to some of Britain’s greatest chefs. Our posts cover everything we are excited about from the latest openings and hottest food trends to brilliant new producers and exclusive chef interviews.

Great British Chefs is a team of passionate food lovers dedicated to bringing you the latest food stories, news and reviews.

Great British Chefs is a team of passionate food lovers dedicated to bringing you the latest food stories, news and reviews as well as access to some of Britain’s greatest chefs. Our posts cover everything we are excited about from the latest openings and hottest food trends to brilliant new producers and exclusive chef interviews.

From white sandy beaches and tropical rain forests to the teeming metropolis of Brazil's megacities, the landscape of Brazil is as varied and diverse as the people, cultures and cuisine. With heavy influences from Portuguese and other European settlers, as well as Africa, Japan and its Central American neighbours, the food of Brazil celebrates this diverse mix with relish. A rich cultural food background, combined with exotic native ingredients and a bountiful coastline makes the food of this country some of the most exciting – and delicious – in the world.

So if you're heading to Rio this summer, or just want to import some Brazilian flavour into your kitchen at home, our collection of recipes and articles are sure to inspire you to explore this beautiful country's deliciously diverse cuisine. From street food favourites to restaurant-quality twists on the classics, there is something for everyone to get their teeth into.

The Brazilian way

Brazil is home to a range of culinary traditions that are sure to set the heart alight of any foodie. From spectacular barbecue favourites to dishes celebrating Brazil's incredible seafood, there is a dish for everyone in the Brazilian culinary repertoire.

The ten best Brazilian street foods to make at home

Sure to make your mouth water, these are our top ten street foods to look out for from Brazil.

Brazil's regional cuisine

Brazil's diversity is well-documented, but how does this rich cultural history impact the food found in the fantastic street food stalls, home kitchens and restaurants in this beautiful country?

Michelin-starred chef Marcello Tully takes us on a unique journey around the regions of Brazil in his rich series of articles, from gaucho culture in the Rio Grande de Sul to the coastal bounty of his birthplace, Maceió.

If you're heading to Rio this summer, or simply want to marvel at the host of foodie treats that the city offers, chef and writer Lara Espirito Santo is here to help. From breakfast through to dinner, her rundown of the very best street food in Rio is the ultimate guide to help you navigate the culinary maze of this great city.