Brazilian food - a bowl of farofa with plantain

We can’t get enough of the fantastically bright and totally delicious Brazilian food in the spotlight.

With Jamie currently lapping up the flavours of this vibrant country, we wanted to get in on the action too! So we asked some of our favourite Brazilian Instagrammers to share some of their most-loved traditional dishes.

@LILIFUJIY – SAO PAULO
LEMONGRASS ICE CREAM
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Lili says: “Despite being from Asia, lemongrass is easily found in Brazil and has become a much-loved part of our cuisine – especially in our desserts. My lemongrass ice cream is aromatic and refreshing, as well as being incredibly creamy. As an ice cream lover, I think that this is a perfect combination of traditional and contemporary Brazilian food.”

@SIMPLYPRETTYLIFE – BELO HORIZONTE
FEIJÃO TROPEIRO
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Alina says: “Feijão – sometimes called ‘drover beans’ – is a typical dish from the Minas Gerais region. The main ingredients are beans, various meats, pork rinds, cabbage, farofa and eggs. It’s a beloved dish in Brazil, and its simplicity, charm and flavours always bring me back home.”

@ANNAFISCHER – RIO DE JANEIRO
EGGS & BANANA FAROFA
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Anna says: “Farofa is a very popular and a typical side dish in Brazil. It’s made with raw manioc flour, and there are many versions of it. I’m a lover of farofa, and made my twist using toasted manioc flour, linseed, onion, butter, eggs, banana da tarra and scallion. All of these ingredients are extremely cheap and popular in Brazil.”

@WLAD – FLORIPA
MULLET GRILLED WITH OLIVE OIL, AGED ROE & SPICES WITH CABOTIA PUMPKIN & ROASTED OKRA
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Wlad says: “Mullet is a traditional dish in my region of Brazil and can be prepared in many ways. It’s more typical in the winter.”