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Authentic Brazilian Home Cooking: Simple, Delicious Recipes for Classic Latin American Flavors (Paperback)
Bring Brazil to Your Kitchen
Learn to cook like a Brazilian native with this love letter to traditional Latin American cooking from Olivia Mesquita. Inspired by the food Olivia’s grandmother made her as a child, these crowd-pleasing recipes draw from generations of vibrant Brazilian flavors, cooking and culture. Recreate the taste of your childhood with a mouthwatering Carne Louca (Braised Beef with Onions, Tomato and Peppers) that will rival even your mother’s, or try your hand at delicious recipes like Plantain Gnocchi or Pastel de Bacalhau (Fried Cod Empanadas). Or, if you’re new to Brazilian cuisine, expand and delight your palate with authentic, standout dishes like Barreado na Panela de Pressão (Instant Pot Cumin Beef Stew) or Bobó de Frango (Chicken with Yuca Stew).
Whether you’re looking to reconnect with your Brazilian roots or simply to spice up your weekly meal rotation, these simple, easy-to-make recipes are sure to be a success among family and friends.
About the Author
A Brazilian expat, Olivia Mesquita is the creator of the popular food blog Olivia’s Cuisine, where she shares cooking tips and globally-inspired recipes. She has partnered with brands like ShopRite and Kings Food Markets, and her work has been featured by publications including Buzzfeed, Parade and Country Living. Olivia lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.
“This is an amazing cookbook! You’ll find the most authentic and traditional Brazilian foods you can possibly dream of. These recipes will leave you asking for more!”
— Olivia Ribas, creator of Primavera Kitchen
“Olivia’s expertise and easy-to-follow approach will have you falling in love with Brazilian cuisine in no time!”
— Shadi Hasanzadenemati, creator of Unicorns in the Kitchen
“Olivia’s book is absolutely mouthwatering! I want to run to the kitchen to make every single dish.”
— Amanda Powell, creator of A Cookie Named Desire
“The recipes in this book are quickly becoming "go-to" recipes in my home!”
— Dina Deleasa-Gonsar, creator of Dish It Girl