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Brazilian Food History
 Food market scene with street vendors, Courtesy of the New York Public Library

Food market scene with street vendors, Courtesy of the New York Public Library

The Parisian Adèle Toussaint-Samson (1826-1886) traveled to Brazil in the early 1850s. She became a keen observer of Brazilian foodways and provides a wonderful description of a fish market in Rio “where abound sardines, shrimps, oysters, and delicious fishes, which are bought alive.” She goes on to describe a street vender near the market selling “smoking batatas doces [sweet potato dish], fried sardines, and some angú” (manioc flour gravy). 

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