One of the most popular dishes in Brazil is feijoada. This is also the country's national dish, which is of Portuguese origin. Feijoada is a black bean stew made with beef, ham hock, bacon and cured pork.Continue Reading
Some other common and popular dishes are churrasco and barreado, which are meat dishes typically found in the southern regions of Brazil. While in the southeastern areas farofa and frango are popular dishes, the northern and northeast regions have dishes like caruru and moqueca, respectively.
Moqueca is a fish stew cooked in a clay pot. Barbecued meats are other foods that Brazil is famous for. Similarly, popular desserts are brigadeiro and quindim. Brigadeiro is chocolate bonbon similar to a chocolate truffle. Quindim is a Brazilian flan or custard made with coconut.Learn more about Cultures & Traditions
Commonly, people in Brazil dress for the weather and for comfort. It is common for men to wear slacks and shirts made from cotton. Women often wear jeans and halter tops. They also wear dresses and skirts during summer days.Full Answer >
Traditional foods and dishes of the Xhosa include: isophi, which is a soup made with corn, beans and peas; umngqusho, a dish of corn and sugar beans; umfino, a dish made with wild spinach, cabbage and meal; umyubo, a grain dish made with sour milk; and umleqwa, a chicken dish. A traditional drinks is umqombothi, a beer made from corn and sorghum.Full Answer >
Christmas dishes in Brazil are influenced by European, African and Native American cuisine. A traditional dinner consists of several dishes and courses, starting with codfish, including salads and turkey and finishing with several desserts.Full Answer >
Brazil has a total area of nearly 3.3 million square miles, making it the most expansive country in South America, as of 2014. About 20,000 square miles of Brazil's area is made up of water.Full Answer >