Pão de Queijo

(Brazilian Cheese Bread)

Hi Everyone,  Is it bread, a bun or a roll? Does it really matter? Especially when you can’t seem to stop yourself from eating at least 3 at one go?

One of the many things I like about South American cuisine is the abundant use of root and tubular vegetables. The myriad ways in which these ingredients are prepared provide so many options for eating well and eating local. We don’t have to look far to find something different to make with familiar ingredients, all we have to do is turn to our neighbours too. While some of us (countries) share several similarities in terms of various colonial histories, it is interesting to see and taste how those influences are mixed and matched.

Brazil’s food culture, like ours, is a mixture of influences. However, there are three particular points of reference when it comes to Brazilian food – Europe (particularly Portugal), Native American (Indigenous Amerindian) and Africa. Pão de queijo (pão di KAY-ju), a very popular cheese bread/bun/roll in Brazil draws its influence from Europe  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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