In this episode I get together with a Brazilian cookbook author and chef, Leticia Moreinos Schwartz, first to taste and learn about some of the iconic dishes of Brazil and then to shop for the essential ingredients – dende oil, salt cod, and a spice, colorau – in Danbury Connecticut. Who knew that Danbury had a large Brazilian population? Who knew Brazilian cooking was based on such unusual ingredients?
After we finish our shopping we head home to make two Brazilian weeknight one pot meals: salt cod with potatoes, onions, olives and hard-boiled eggs and chicken and shrimp stew with peanuts, cashews and coconut milk. Finally, of course, we had to taste the national drink of Brazil, the caipirinha. If you are looking for a new kind of cuisine to liven up your weekly repetoire, well then, this is the show for you.