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Belo Horizonte: Planning Your Time

Jan 30, 11 Belo Horizonte: Planning Your Time

Posted by in minas gerais, Where to Go

The third largest city in Brazil by population, Belo Horizonte, or B.H. (bee-ah-GAH) to the locals, is nestled in the hills of the Serra do Curral, a small mountain range for which the city was originally named Curral D’El Rei (King´s Corral). The city is situated in a triangular position to Rio de Janeiro to the East and...

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Brazil’s Self Service Lunch, Weigh-In with Comida A-Quilo

Nov 29, 08 Brazil’s Self Service Lunch, Weigh-In with Comida A-Quilo

Posted by in Blog, food

Wherever you go in Brazil, you’ll almost certainly run into the popular self-service style lunch experience, called comida a-quilo or food by the kilo. This is a cafeteria-style experience, but with a distinctly Brazilian accent. You start with a tray and a plate and load up as you pass along the many different meat, veggie and...

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The Famous Brazilian Cheese Bread: Pao de queijo

Nov 29, 08 The Famous Brazilian Cheese Bread: Pao de queijo

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Brazil is hungry for the ball! But I’m not talking about Brazilian football (soccer). I’m talking about another national passion, known as pão de queijo, or the cheese ball. This tasty morsel is a cheesy bread ball made with cheese, eggs, oil, salt, and manioc flour. The best are said to come from the Minas Gerais Region, where...

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