Portuguese Phrase of the Month: “O cão chupando manga”
January is a month of mango in our region. The fruit is so delicious that even some dogs don´t miss the change to try a piece. Even now and then one has to remember about “O cão chupando manga”. What comes to your mind when you hear “the dog sucking on the mango” which is li
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It´s time to eat feijoada in Brazil
It is becoming more dificult to make a prefered and typical Brazilian dish “arroz com feijão” (engl.rice and beans). The price of beans has increased by 33% in average from the beginning of the year. In some supermarkets the price of one kg of beans is equal to 5 kg of ri
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Five things you should know about Maceió
If you are thinking about going to Maceió but don´t have time to do a deep internet research, don´t worry! This short guide from our Portuguese teacher Kátia will help you to get an idea about the city. The most beautiful beaches of Brazil are located around Maceió Maceió is at
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What Jamie Oliver’s Brazilian gaffe tells us about our deep emotions over food
The chirpy TV chef shocked his fans in Brazil with a forthright opinion on the local confectionery, but over-emotional attachments to odd national dishes are universal

Love him or hate him, there's no escaping the fact that Jamie Oliver is a global success, and no less so in Brazil,

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Brazilian Food of the Week: Arroz com Feijão
There are no reliable statistics to offer concrete numbers, but it’s safe to say that the overwhelming majority of the population of Brazil eats rice and beans (arroz com feijão in Portuguese) every day of their lives. It is the absolute core of Brazilian cuisine and of Brazi
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Brazilian Food of the Week: Brigadeiro
Brigadeiro is a simple but delicious chocolate dessert that is very similar to chocolate truffles. It has the distinction of being the most popular candy in the country of Brazil. Brigadeiro candy is traditionally served at all kinds of Brazilian birthday parties, pot lucks, weddings
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