Welcome to week 1 of my 2017 Food Resolution challenge. Which is to explore all the flavors around the world in 1 year while improving cooking techniques.
This week I drew Brazil as my country & Flambé for the cooking technique.
Thanks to all of you, I have been inspired to create some delicious foods! You gave me ideas like seafood, feijoada, caipirinha, coconut-based dishes & the list goes on!!!
Brazil is a country filled with immigrants. Did you know it has the largest population of Japanese immigrants in the world? That’s why sushi is beyond phenomenal there. They also have Arabs, Europeans & East Asians.
I visited both Rio De Janeiro & Sao Paulo in 2013 as part of a course with Insper University on how to do Business in Brazil. Guys – I practically ate my face off. BY the end of my 10-day visit I had gained a minimum of 4 incredible kilos. Needless to say it took ages to get rid of all that food love.
I realized that Brazilians LOVE fried food, especially with all those random food stalls & festivals they had. I also loved drinking coconut in the park, that still wasn’t a “thing” in Dubai back then. That was also the first time I ever heard of or tried Açai! So much good food, with such little time & stomach space to consume it all.
In case you’re wondering what Flambé-ing is: It’s the process of cooking off alcohol by lighting it up. That helps cooking off the alcohol while adding a new dimension of flavor to the dish.
In this dish I simply cooked down the non-alcoholic wine – BUT I PROMISE! that I will light it up for the next dish or drink! It is part of the rules after all.
Alright I’m ready to take on this challenge in