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Brazilian cuisine has European, African and Amerindian influences. It varies greatly by region, reflecting the country's mix of native and immigrant populations, and its continental size as well. This has created a national cuisine marked by the preservation of regional differences.

Ingredients first used by native peoples in Brazil include cassava, guaraná, açaí, cumaru and tacacá. From there, the many waves of immigrants brought some of their typical dishes, replacing missing ingredients with local equivalents. For instance, the European immigrants (primarily from Portugal, Italy, Spain, Germany, Poland and Switzerland) were accustomed to a wheat-based diet, and introduced wine, leaf vegetables, and dairy products into Brazilian cuisine. When potatoes were not available they discovered how to use the native sweet manioc as a replacement. The African slaves also had a role in developing Brazilian cuisine, especially in the coastal states. The foreign influence extended to later migratory waves - Japanese immigrants brought most of the food items that Brazilians would associate with Asian cuisine today, and introduced large-scale aviaries, well into the 20th century.

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Caipirinha

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Brazil's national cocktail, made with cachaça (sugarcane hard liquor), sugar and lime. Cachaça, also known as Pinga or Caninha, is ...

Bolinho De Chuva

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These Brazilian Fried balls of dough covered with sugar and cinnamon.

Pamonha

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It is a traditional Brazilian food. It is a paste made from sweet corn, boiled wrapped in corn husks. Variations ...

Fried Dough

(0 ) Fry Dough, Fry Br... (Brazilean)

It is made by deep-frying a portion of risen yeast dough. The dough acquires an irregular, bubbly appearance from being ...

Passion Fruit Mousse

(0 ) (Brazilean) (Paraguayan)

It is made with milk, heavy cream, and strained passion fruit pulp, which is mixed with a gelatin, egg whites, ...

Upside-down Cake

(0 ) (American) (Brazilean)

This is a classic dessert. Buttery rich. Upside-down cake is a cake that is baked in a single pan, then ...

Tapioca

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This Tapioca dessert is included with flour, milk, tapioca, sugar, salt.

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