Festa Brasileira: Cook Up a Brazilian Party

By Edible South Florida / Photography By Alfredo Añez | Last Updated April 15, 2014
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Feijoada with oranges, kale, farofa, rice and pao de queijo

The Rio 2016 Olympics open tonight and run through Aug. 21! Celebrate by throwing a Brazilian-flavored party. These classic 

Find Brazilian ingredients in special departments in South Florida supermarkets. Find a full range of ingredients and prepared foods at Mercado Brasil near Dadeland.

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Pão de Queijo
Brazilian beers and caipirinhas

Feijoada
Orange slices
Sauteed Kale
Rice
Farofa

Brigadeiros
Beijinhos de Coco
Fresh fruits

*These classic Brazilian dishes can be scaled up for a crowd.

Pao de Queijo

Pao de Queijo with Brazilian beer
These addictive cheese buns are light and crispy on the outside, chewy and hollow on the inside – and they’re gluten-free. The mixing technique is similar to making cream puffs. For a shortcut,...

Feijoada

Feijoada, Brazilian pork and black bean stew
Considered Brazil’s national dish, feijoada is a black bean stew with pork shoulder, sausages, pork belly and other meats. Feijoada turns into a dark purple stew when it’s done, so we set aside...

Farofa

This toasted, flavored flour is sprinkled over the feijoada. You can also buy prepared farofa in Brazilian supermarkets.

Beijinhos de Coco

Beijinhos de Coco
Think of the these treats as Brazilian truffles – milky sweet confections you can make in minutes.

Brigadeiros

Think of the these treats as Brazilian truffles – milky sweet confections you can make in minutes.

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