Traveling to Brazil is always one of the most exciting thing to do to explore the Brazilian culture. Brazil is the largest country in South America continent with a total area of 8.5 Million Km². Owing to its continental dimensions, varied geography, history and people, Brazilian culture is so rich and diverse.
What we first think of Brazil is always its football culture. Brazilian play tremendous football with skills that are unbeatable by others. This tradition has become part and puzzle of Brazilian culture and is liked by most people. However, Brazilian local cultures are more than just football. Its unique Samba and Bossa Nova music and dance is another famous identity of Brazil. We can even see Samba Dance being linked to footballs’ goal celebrations in many occasions. No travel to Brazil is complete without trying their high quality coffee, and also the Brazil’s national booze called cachaça, a sugar-cane liquor contents 40% of alcohol.
The true excitement of Brazilian culture which every traveler loves to explore is the Brazilian food culture. Brazilian cuisine is as varied as its geography and culture. Each region would have its own dishes. But the popular national dish is called feijoada, a heavy dish made of black beans, stew pork and beef. It’s served with rice, garnished with collard greens and sliced oranges. You simply can’t leave Brazil without trying this.
Besides, what Brazilian normally eating for lunch is called Prato Feito, rice and brown beans in sauce, with a small steak. Sometimes farofa, spaghetti and vegetables will come along. For dinner, try the Brazilian barbecue called Churrasco, which is usually served “Rodizio” ou “espeto corrido” (all-you-can-eat).
Brazilian food culture must include Brazilian snacks. Some of the unique snacks include the Coxinha (deep-fried, batter-coated, chicken), Empada (a tiny pie, somewhat similar to empanadas), pastel (fried turnovers), and a misto quente (a pressed, toasted ham and cheese sandwich). Brazil has a variety of candies such as brigadeiros (chocolate fudge balls), cocada (a coconut sweet) and beijinhos (coconut truffles with a guava jam). Peanut is used to make paçoca, rapadura and pé-de-moleque. Brazilian also loves fruit juice extracted from local common fruits like açaí, cupuaçu, mango, papaya, cocoa, cashew, guava, orange, passionfruit, pineapple, and hog plum.
Brazilian foods are definitely full of excitement with full varieties. Brazilians love to enjoy their food as much as their lives. It could be seen from their body languages while enjoying meals, albeit I do not understand those Portuguese language used by Brazilian in their food. – Travel Feeder, your ultimate travel photo blog