Brazil: food and travel guides

Brazil: food and travel guides

by Great British Chefs 12 September 2019

See all our foodie travel guides and features about Brazil and Brazilian cuisine, before delving into our collection of Brazilian recipes to get a taste of the country at home.

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Carnivals, football, music – Brazil has a rich enough culture before you even begin investigating its food. But after all that dancing and sport, finding something good to eat is incredibly easy in the country. From famed street food specialities to the Japanese-Brazilian fusion cuisine that's become particularly popular in recent years, there's something for everyone. However, as with all countries noted for their food, which region you're in will dictate what's on the menu.

Below you'll find travelogues from Brazilian-born chef Marcello Tully, who travelled to four of Brazil's most celebrated foodie hotspots to discover the local cuisine, as well as guides on Rio's street food scene, an introduction to Brazilian cooking as a whole and some of our favourite Brazilian recipes. Whether you're planning to visit this wonderful country and are wondering what meals are in store, or want to try out some of its most famous dishes in the comfort of your own kitchen, we've got everything covered.

Brazilian cuisine: an introduction

Before you delve into the regional quirks, indigenous ingredients and tasty recipes that make Brazil's culinary scene world-famous, read our introductory guide for an overview of the country's food and drink.

The vast majority of tourists visiting Brazil spend their time in Rio de Janiero, the fun-loving seaside city where carnival culture reigns supreme. Being one of the most multicultural parts of the country is reflected in the food, be it fine dining or bought on the street, and the flavours are as bright and zingy as the city's world-famous carnival.

Rio Grande do Sul

Brazil's most southern state borders Argentina, and the gaucho (cowboy) way of life means plenty of barbecued meats are on offer (along with some of Brazil's best wines). Marcello Tully explores the local food scene and recounts a trip he took to the region as a child.