Brazil is a vibrant, colorful melting pot of cultural influences, so what better backdrop for the celebration of international pride that is the 2016 Summer Olympics? Their South American cuisine incorporates world-wide treasures from European countries like Portugal, Italy, Spain, and Germany to African and Middle-Eastern techniques and flavor profiles. Today, we take a look at some of the delicious foods Brazil is known for—and give you some tasty ideas for your own Rio-ready Olympics viewing party!
This weekend is one of the most exciting events of the year: the Sweet 16 games of March Madness! As a youngster growing up in Indiana, I would imagine making the game-winning shot to win a hard-fought victory over an arch-rival team. Sometimes it would take me 2 or 3 attempts (thank goodness for “re-dos”). Nowadays, my participation in the exciting moments of big games is confined to screaming at the TV screen or cheering from the stands. One thing I do still enjoy, however, is the food that goes along with major sporting events of this type. Today, we’ll look at some game-day favorites to whip up—the perfect shareable snacks to keep you energized as you cheer on your team.
“I don’t like looking back. I’m always constantly looking forward. I’m not the one to sort of sit and cry over spilled milk. I’m too busy looking for the next cow.” —Chef Gordon Ramsay
If there’s one thing true about foodies, it’s that we’re always looking ahead to the future of food. Today, we explore three top trends you should expect to see emerging on the restaurant scene in 2015! (more…)