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Brazilian states: Bahia Posted by on Oct 13, 2019

“Sorria, você está na Bahia!” (Smile, you are in Bahia!) Our third estado (state) covered in the series of texts that pave the way to each of Brazil’s 27 federative units is history, music, sol (sun), mar (sea), joy and dance. With the design of its fronteiras (borders) that closely resembles Brazil’s own outline, Bahia…

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Baianês – How to Speak Like You’re From Bahia Posted by on Mar 22, 2010

As you’re reading this, I’ll probably be in Salvador, Bahia!  My friend and I are in Salvador and Morro de São Paulo in Brazil’s northeast state of Bahia this week. I have always wanted to go to Bahia because of the state’s rich culture, music, and food.  Salvador is the state’s capital and it supposedly has…

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New Species of Fish Discovered in Brazil Posted by on Sep 22, 2009

This week, a new species of fish was discovered off the coast of Praia do Forte in Bahia, and is now being analyzed in Bahia to determine more details about the creature. The fish was found floating dead in the water, and was caught and brought on board a research boat.  The strange-looking fish weighs…

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Brazilian Cooking Series: Part VI Posted by on Apr 28, 2009

Today we’re going to learn how to make moqueca de camarão, or shrimp stew, a specialty from Bahia in Brazil’s northeast region. The recipe is based on an African recipe brought by the slaves from Western Africa to Brazil. It uses distinctly African ingredients, like dende oil and coconut milk. This stew is eaten with…

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