• Appetizers & Snacks

    Choripan Argentino

    Choripan is a kind of sandwich that’s popular in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Perú. Even though I’ve been to Argentina before, I didn’t spend enough time there to try choripan. It seems crazy but the first time that I discovered choripan was here in Australia while visiting the food trucks over summer. Chimichurri is well-known in the south of Brazil, because that’s where Brazil borders with Argentina. It’s a sauce that goes well with steaks and barbecue meats, so I decided to put it together with Choripan. In some parts of the world, people call the mix of diced tomato and red onion “salsa” but in Brazil we call it…

  • Brazilian Food

    Lime Caipirinha

    Caipirinha … it’s the Brazilian cocktail! Caipirinha is made from the mix of sugar, ice cubes, lime and cachaça. Cachaça is an alcohol made from fermented sugar cane. Lime is the main fruit for this drink but not the only one, you can make it with any fruit. Even if you don’t have cachaça, you can use vodka instead and the name will change to caipiroska that is a cross between caipirinha and vodka.   Ingredients 1 lime, cut 2 tbsp sugar 50ml cachaça Ice cubes Steps Put the lime and sugar in a glass or a cocktail shaker. Muddle. Add the cachaça and ice cubes, mix well and serve…

  • Brazilian Food

    Bolinho de Chuva – Rainy Cake

    Bolinho de chuva (little rainy cake), is a simple deep-fried cake. To be honest, it is a bit similar to the Spanish doughnuts that you can find in Melbourne. I have beautiful memories of my mum making them for me and my little brother – because they were the only sweets she knew how to make. Every time that the temperature dropped a bit, she would make them for us. Because she only used a single spoon (tip: use two) to put the dollops of dough into the hot oil, they became a mix of wildly different shapes. The fun part would be me and my brother imagining animals and…

  • Brazilian Food

    Carrot Cake Brazilian Style

    Cake for breakfast, yes or yes? I know, it sounds crazy and unhealthy, but if you ask a Brazilian with big family what they eat on the weekend and sometimes on weekdays for breakfast, at least 8/10 would say they had cake on the table – plain or with topping. The topping would be normally chocolate, dusted sugar or melted guava paste. At least in the northeast of Brazil it is like that. That’s why every year on my birthday I make sure I have carrot cake with chocolate filling and/or topping to eat, this way I feel I’m celebrating with my family, even though they are all in Brazil.…