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We’re in June! In Brazil this means temperatures are dropping and that it’s time for festas juninas, the popular festivities held esse mês (this month). To get you in the spirit, today we are going to learn a receita (recipe) for caldo de mandioca, a true Brazilian winter meal. It’s very fácil (easy) and simple to make, and within less than uma hora (an hour) you can prepare this conforting, wholesome and heart-warming recipe.
Palavras-chave/Keywords: cozinhar (cooking), comida (food), receita (recipe), prato típico (typical dish)
Caldo is a typical Brazilian dish that is primarily served during climas frios (cold weather). It is like a soup, but more consistent and thicker. There are many types of caldo; caldo verde (with potatoes and kale), caldo de feijão (with beans), caldo de mandioca and many others.
Mandioca may have many names, depending on the region you’re in. Also known as aipim and macaxeira, the tuber – called cassava or manioc in English – is a major staple food in the country and is widely used in culinary.
Find the recipe below. First, you’ll have the list in Portuguese. Read it carefully and see if you can identify any of the words and then check the translation in English (remember that in Brazil we adopt the metric system for units of measure, so quantities come in quilos – kg).
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