Rachel Dana was our October 2012 Daring Cooks' Challenge hostess! Rachel brought Brazil into our lives by challenging us to make Feijoada and Farofa along with some other yummy side dishes traditionally served with Feijoada, which is a delicious black bean and
This is the onion and garlic base used in the stew and the greens. And I can see using it is a bunch of other things. Which is good 'cause there is a bunch leftover!
Then I turned this:
Then I turned these:
The main element was turning this:
My favorite part of the meal was the farofa. Taking this:
All together, we had this on the table:
This meal looked amazing on the plate.
I had so much fun leaning about a new culture and pushing myself to try something I thought would be so far from my comfort zone. As it turns out, it wasn't so hard, nor was it so strange, and it opened my eyes to something new!
Thank you, Rachel, for this trip to Brazil! I am looking forward to returning, maybe even for real someday!
If you want to extend your Brazilian journey, I recommend you take a look at what my fellow Daring Cooks created!