With football fever growing in the lead up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, those readers who are thinking about what to feed the football fanatics inhabiting their households need look no further than Brazilian Style Foods.
The exotic tastes of Brazil will have you going back for more
Football and feasting is the perfect coupling and the World Cup is a great opportunity to explore the vast array Brazilian foods that, once tried, will have you going back for more.
Brazilians share many traits with Australians, including a love for the barbeque and that's a great place to start. Rich, smoky meat is what a Brazilian barbeque is all about and the tradition of 'churrasco' will fire your guests up. Churrasco involves slow-roasting skewered meats over charcoal, this method having evolved when European immigrants settled in South America in the early 1800's, combining their cooking style with that of the native Indians.
For the cooler winter months, try 'feijoada' – a hearty stew of beans with beef and pork, which is a typical Brazilian dish.
Soak up the rich, smoky meat juices and gravy with 'pao de queijo' – tapioca cheese bread – which can be made at home with Yoki Taipoca Cheese Bread Mix.
Soak up the rich meat juices with Yoki Taipoca Cheese Bread Mix and try Goiabada Guava Paste in sweet and savoury treats
When choosing drinks to accompany your meal and your football match, you can't go past cocktails. A Brazilian favourite is 'Velho Barreiro Cachaca' – a distilled spirit made from sugar cane juice, similar to rum. Mix it with fruits to make an impressive caipirinha cocktail. After a few of those, it might be wise to move onto a healthier option and 'Kanai' will fit the bill. Kanai is a natural sugar cane juice and has been hailed as the new coconut water, packed with potassium and delivering a refreshing taste.
If wine is more your thing, Miolo Wines has a superb range to choose from. Miolo Wines is Brazil's leading fine wine producer from the Vale dos Vinhedos wine region and produces top varieties from merlots and pinot noirs, chardonnays and pinot grigios to traditional sparkling wines.
Exotic Brazilian beverages to accompany the delicious food
To finish, what about some Goiabada Guava Paste, its full sweet flavor and smooth texture being a perfect accompaniment for cheese. It's also a great ingredient to add that Brazilian twist to biscuits or melted into a syrup and used in cheesecakes or sweet desserts.
For the morning after, try 'Amazoo Acai' made from the super-food acai berry, a purple fruit from northern Brazil. 'Amazoo Acai' packs a punch and is available as a delicious ready-made smoothie.
And where can readers find these exotic Brazilian foods? Look no further than Brazilian Style Foods, the online shop of Brazilian Style Imports. Brazilian Style Imports supplies not only to retailers and restaurants but direct to consumers. So, be inspired by the amazing range of Brazilian food products available and get ready to amaze your friends and family with an authentic Brazilian feast that will see the football relegated to the pool room.
Refreshments to quench the thirst of the football fans