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The World Cup Through the Lens of Food Part 3

Brazilian Feijoada, recipes below
Protest over public spending on World Cup and Olympic preparation has kept Brazil in the news this summer. It seemed like a good time to talk about the country's foodways. Recife is a port city located in the northeast region of Brazil. In the nineteenth century Recife was one of Brazil's most important sugar producing regions. Large numbers of  enslaved Africans disembarked there from Angola, the Congo, Guinea, Gabon, and Mozambique. Masters in the region around Recife distributed cassava flour, jerked and salted fish and beef as rations. To these rations enslaved Africans added their knowledge of foraging for food and farming to make Brazil's most popular  dish feijoada which is kissing cousins to hoppin’ and John.




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