Marta’s Vegan Orange Cake

A dear Brazilian friend, Marta Caputo, gave me the original recipe for this cake. It is super moist and light. It is perfect with a cup of tea or...

Pão de Quiejo: Brazilian Cheese Balls

The quintessential Brazilian snack “Pão de Queijo” translates literally as “cheese bread,” but is known in English as “Cheese Balls.” These little rolls, like many Brazilian foods, originated with African...

Gold Stripe Coffee Roasters Live Their Passion One Cup at a Time

For brothers Zach and Zane Montandon, coffee is more than a beverage, but a way of life. The duo recently opened Gold Stripe Coffee Roasters in Lubbock, Texas, becoming...

Feijoada: Brazilian Black Bean Stew (Witches’ Brew Edition)

Black bean stew, known in Portuguese as “Feijoada,” is a hearty combination of several different pieces of beef and pork meat cooked with black beans. It is usually served...

Bolo Brigadeiro: Brazilian Chocolate Fudge Cake

Brazilian chocolate fudge cake is very popular in Brazil. The decadent cake, known as “Bolo de Brigadeiro,” and comes from the Portuguese words “Bolo” meaning “cake” and “Brigadeiro.” The word...

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