Brazilian Cook Books

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A Patria nas Panelas

By , September 02, 2013

This book in my view is a very important piece on my book collection, a incredible trip through the regional cuisines of Brazil and a great work of literature from one of the best writers of Brazil. Pedro Cavalcanti, a true writer, highly seasoned and ...


O Sabor do Amazonas

By , August 05, 2013

This is a very special book for me. The Amazon River Basin is my favorite place in the world.  I have the privilege to study and research its cuisine for many years and traveled through the region multiple times over the last twelve years for my own ...


Guia Carioca da Gastronomia de Rua

By , June 20, 2013

With the philosophy of “Na Boca Do Povo” In the people’s mouth, the author Sérgio Bloch delivers a great concept, Ines Garçoni with amazing texts and Marcos Pinto with truly inspiring photos, together have created an very interesting ...


Culinária Paraense – Coleção Sabores do Brasil

By , April 10, 2013

by Paulo Martins This book is a great source of inspiration for me and many chefs in Brazil. The  late Chef Paulo Martins was a pioneer in the cuisine of the state of Pará, one of the most beautiful regions washed by the amazing Amazon River. Chef Martins ...


Iconografia Da Pesca Ribeirinha E Marítima Na Amazônia

By , July 01, 2011

This is my choice for book of the month or July. As I am about to travel around the Amazon River to continue my research on the cuisine, the fish and the customs of the beautiful people of the Amazon, I feel this is a perfect choice. This book is an amazing ...



By , June 01, 2011 - 1 Comment

I am enjoying this amazing book Chef’s André Boccato. “Churrasco” Uma Paixão Nacional “Churrasco” A National Passion This book is written in Portuguese. Chef Boccato really captures this incredibly important art form, the art of Churrasco cookery, ...


A Cozinha Africana da Bahia

By , April 15, 2011

This month I am reading, studying and really enjoying. “A Cozinha Africana da Bahia” The African Cuisine of Bahia. This book is written in Portuguese with English translation of the recipes. This amazing work by Chef Guilherme Radel, a great chef, ...


Farinha Feijao E Carne-Seca

By , March 01, 2011

This month I am going back to a book that as a Chef Educator and Researcher of the Cuisines of Brazil, I feel is very important and educational. A award winning book, written in Portuguese. “Farinha, Feijão e Carne-Seca” By Paula Pinto e Silva A trip ...


Delicias Das Sinhas

By , February 01, 2011

I am reading a true treasure from my collection of Brazilian cookery books. This book is in my opinion one of the most important books dedicated for the amazing pastry and sugar works of Brazil. Written in Portuguese. “Delícias das Sinhás” História e ...



By , January 01, 2011

I have been enjoying very much…… “Prelúdio da Cachaça”  By Luis Da Câmara Cascudo For me this book is a great study source in the understanding of the history of Brazil’s national spirit. I am the son of a Sugar Cane farmer, and Cachaça making ...

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